Ron Kahn

Managing Director
Chicago Valuations & Opinions +1 (312) 580-6280
I enjoy the opportunity to provide clients with insightful and unbiased advice that will help them make the most informed decisions possible.

Ron provides debt advisory and valuation services to clients across industries. Ron is co-head of the firm’s global Valuations and Opinions Group and a member of Lincoln’s Global Management Committee.

Ron has over 30 years of experience advising corporate and private equity clients on the structuring and arranging of financings for acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, refinancings and dividend recapitalization. He maintains strong relationships with a wide network of financing sources, enabling him to provide issuers with financing solutions tailored to their specific needs. Ron also provides valuations and fairness opinions to a variety of clients including business development corporations, hedge funds, private equity funds and private debt funds. Throughout his career, Ron has worked with a variety of companies in the manufacturing, distribution and service industries.

Ron serves on the Board of Directors of Parksite Inc. and Osterman & Co. He also sits on the Board of Directors and the Investment Committee of the NPR Foundation. Ron is widely published and is a frequent speaker on the topic of capital raising.

Prior to joining Lincoln, Ron was a managing director at Duff & Phelps and Mesirow Financial. Prior to entering the investment banking field, Ron was Chief Financial Officer of several public companies including Farm House Foods. He started his career in public accounting as an auditor for KPMG.

Ron earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Cincinnati. He is a certified public accountant.

Perspectives featuring Ron Kahn

Private Equity and Private Credit Resiliency is Not an Illusion

Many macroeconomic factors have contributed to recent public market volatility, including inflation, labor shortages, rising interest rates and recent banking system instability. While private market valuations have demonstrated less volatility… Read More

Webinar | Lincoln’s Valuations & Opinions Group: Q1 2021 Private Equity

On Thursday, March 25, 2021, a panel of Lincoln International professionals hosted a webinar discussing the following topics: Private Market Ev Trends Company Performance Trends and 2021 Outlook Market Update… Read More

Webinar | Lincoln’s Valuations & Opinions Group: Q1 2021 Credit

On Wednesday, March 17, 2021, Lincoln International’s Valuations & Opinions Group hosted a webinar discussing private market EV trends, company performance trends and 2021 outlook, amendments and credit markets, fair… Read More

Webinar | Lincoln’s Valuations & Opinions Group: Q4 2020 Credit

On Wednesday, December 9, 2020, Lincoln International’s Valuations & Opinions Group recently hosted a webinar discussing the state of the market, COVID-19 impact on private company fundamentals and amendments, and… Read More

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News & Media featuring Ron Kahn

Media Digest: Q3 2023 Lincoln Private Market Index

Our Valuations & Opinions Group recently discussed findings from the Q3 2023 Lincoln Private Market Index with several publications. Terminal CFO LevFin Insights PE Professional Pitchbook Axios Blackstone

Lincoln International adds William Epstein as Managing Director

Lincoln International, a global investment banking advisory firm, is pleased to announce that William Epstein has joined as a Managing Director in the firm’s Valuations & Opinions Group in Los Angeles. William… Read More

CFO | Earnings Multiples for PE-Backed Firms Fall for 7th Straight Quarter

Originally posted by CFO on February 22, 2023. For private companies, a modest increase in EBITDA kept their valuations from declining in Q4 2022. In fact, the Lincoln PMI (LPMI)… Read More

Buyouts | Writedowns are Coming, But the Pain May Be Muted

Originally published by Buyouts on August 1, 2022. Ron Kahn, Managing Director in Lincoln’s Valuations and Opinions Group, shares how economic uncertainty and inflation could impact company performance. View the… Read More

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