Communication and critical thinking are paramount to meeting the needs of my clients both today and in their future.
Leveraging over two decades of experience in the financial services industry, Richard provides valuation and opinion services to clients across sectors and geographies. He has advised alternative asset managers, limited partners and other financial institutions.
During his career, Richard has focused on investments in a wide variety of alternative asset classes, including infrastructure, private equity, private credit, real estate and 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 (now Kroll) 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.
Recent Transactions in Valuations & Opinions
Lincoln International advised Frazier Lifesciences Acquisition Corporation on merger with NewAmsterdam Pharma Holding
Lincoln International advised Innovative International Acquisition Corp on its merger with Zoomcar
Lincoln International advised Crafty Apes, a portfolio company of Gemspring Capital, on its leveraged dividend recapitalization
Lincoln International advised Atlantic Street Capital on a single asset continuation vehicle transaction involving Zips Car Wash
Lincoln International advised LNC Partners in completing a multi-asset continuation vehicle transaction
Lincoln International advised Deutsche Private Equity in completing a multi-asset continuation vehicle transaction involving Eraneos and Valantic
Lincoln International advised Alaris Equity Partners, providing valuation advice on its investment in Sono Bello
Perspectives featuring Richard Olson
Webinar | Q4 European Private Market Insights
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Webinar | Q3 European Private Market Insights
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Webinar | European Private Market Insights
Thank you for your interest in Lincoln’s Webinar: European Private Market Insights. All request submissions will be evaluated and a member of our team will contact qualified requestors with a… Read More
News & Media featuring Richard Olson
The Wall Street Journal | Investors Stuck in Private Valuation Limbo as Recession Looms
Originally posted by The Wall Street Journal on January 30th, 2023. Richard Olson, Managing Director in Lincoln’s Valuations & Opinions Group, offers a perspective on private company performance in Europe.… Read More
CNBC | UK, EU Private Companies Remain Strong
Originally aired on CNBC on November 22, 2022. Richard Olson, Managing Director in Lincoln’s Valuations & Opinions Group, explains why private companies are experiencing resiliency.
Citywire | Europe’s Private Debt Managers Embrace ESG-Linked Loans
Originally published by Citywire on March 16, 2022. A recent feature in Citywire features Richard Olson, Managing Director in Lincoln’s Valuations & Opinions Group, to discuss the ESG market and… Read More
Private Debt Investor | Loan Note: Discipline holds amid deal boom
Originally published by Private Debt Investor on February 24, 2022. Richard Olson, Managing Director at Lincoln’s Valuations and Opinions Group shares that oversupply of capital in private equity and private… Read More
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