Communication and critical thinking are paramount to meeting the needs of my clients both today and in their future.
Leveraging nearly two decades of experience in the industry, Richard provides valuation and opinion services to clients across sectors and geographies. He has advised business development companies, credit opportunity funds, private equity firms, hedge funds, limited partners and other financial institutions.
During his career, Richard has focused on investments in a wide variety of alternative asset classes, including private equity, private credit, real estate and most recently secondary private equity. He possesses a deep understanding of independent third-party valuations and opinions in support of illiquid alternative asset investments.
Prior to joining Lincoln, Richard spent over a decade as a Managing Member at 88 Capital. Previously he was a Managing Director at Duff & Phelps where he led the EMEA secondary market advisory team. Richard also served as Managing Director and Head of Research at Origami Capital Partners, where he headed the group’s European operations. Earlier, he worked at Anschutz Investments focused on private credit and special situations investment across Europe, and with Young & Associates, a telecommunications infrastructure specialist.
Richard earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Perspectives by Richard Olson
Webinar: New Year Valuations Insights
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In Q3 2020, Lincoln International introduced Lincoln’s Latest video series. Experts from across industries, services and geographies, sharing perspectives on current trends, recent observations and future outlooks through this quarterly video series. […]
Webinar: Autumn Valuations and Capital Advisory Insights
Lincoln International hosted a webinar on November 2, 2020, discussing proprietary insights sourced from private companies into Q3 valuations alongside forecasts for the quarter ahead. The global panel explored select critical questions […]
Europe: Our latest insights on valuations and financings market conditions as we enter Q3 2020
Experts in Lincoln International’s Financial Sponsors Group, Valuations & Opinions Group and Capital Advisory Group join forces to discuss insights into the European valuations and financing market is going into Q3 2020. […]
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