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 Bridge Investment Group on completing a multi-asset continuation vehicle transaction involving multi-family residential assets and an office asset
Lincoln International advised Frontenac on completing a single asset continuation vehicle transaction involving Motion & Control Enterprises
Lincoln International advised Calera Capital on completing a single asset continuation vehicle transaction involving ImageFIRST
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
Perspectives featuring Richard Olson
Webinar | Valuations & Opinions Group Q3 2023 Private Market Webinar
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Webinar | Valuations & Opinions Group Q2 2023 Private Market Webinar
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Webinar | Q1 European Private Market Insights and Q2 Outlook
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News & Media featuring Richard Olson
European Market Buzz: Emerging Trends
The European market is bustling with a myriad of activities and developments. Richard Olson, Managing Director in Lincoln’s Valuations & Opinions Group, discussed some of these dynamics with several publications.… Read More
UK Financial Conduct Authority Plans to Review Private Market Valuations
The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) recently announced that it plans to review private market valuations. Richard Olson, Managing Director in Lincoln’s Valuations & Opinions Group, discussed the impact that… Read More
Real Deals | Adapting to the Dealmaking Drought
Originally posted by Real Deals on September 26, 2023. 2023 has seen slower deal activity across Europe and many are hopeful that the market will pick up in the near… Read More
LevFin Insights | EMEA Insight: Floor but no Ceiling: European Direct Lenders Keen to Prepare Loan Agreements for Falling Interest Rates
Originally posted by LevFin Insights on August 7, 2023. As inflation is easing and many are predicting interest rates will decline in the near term, direct lenders are requesting 1-2%… Read More