Richard Olson

Richard Olson

Managing Director
London Valuations & Opinions +44 7773 099 955
Communication and critical thinking are paramount to meeting the needs of my clients both today and in their future.

Richard has more than two decades of experience in the industry, and provides valuation and opinion services to clients across a broad range of sectors and geographies. He has advised alternative asset managers and investors of all types, including general partners, limited partners, and financial institutions.

During his career, Richard has focused on investments in a wide variety of alternative asset classes, including private equity, private credit, infrastructure, 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 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 featuring Richard Olson

Webinar | Software and the Rise of ARR-based Financings

On Tuesday, April 5, 2022, Lincoln International hosted experts from the firm’s U.S. and European Capital Advisory, Valuations and M&A Groups for a webinar to discuss the latest trends in… Read More

Business Leaders Adjust Investment Strategy in Light of CO2 Emissions Standards

As governments and company stakeholders continue to increase their focus on reducing emissions, the shift from fossil fuels to green energy is shaking up almost every sector—resulting in energy efficiency… Read More

The Nordic Private Debt Landscape: Strong Growth Projections for Year Ahead

The Nordic region has bounced back stronger than its European counterparts following the COVID-19 pandemic. The gross domestic product (GDP) has largely recovered from a less significant pandemic downturn, whereas… Read More

From Corporate Social Responsibility to PE Impact Funds: Investor Interest in ESG and Sustainability Gains Pace

Institutional investors are increasingly accountable for how they deploy capital. More so than the widespread divestment from fossil fuels over the last decade, some capital allocators today are seeking to… Read More

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News & Media featuring Richard Olson

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

Real Deals | Consumer Business on Verge of Breaching Covenants

Originally published by Real Deals on September 27, 2021, by Simon Thompson. Private consumer businesses in the UK and Europe are close to breaching their lenders’ covenants. That is according to… Read More

Private Debt Investor | Loan Note: Defaults Still Loom in Consumer Sector; CIP Preps Renewables Debt Offering

Originally published by Private Debt Investor on September 23, 2021.  Richard Olson, Managing Director at Lincoln’s Valuations and Opinions Group discusses with Private Debt investor on consumer sector performance over… Read More

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