Ron Kahn

Managing Director
Chicago Debt Advisory | 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. As co-head of both Lincoln’s U.S. Debt Advisory as well as the Valuations and Opinions groups, Ron manages the firm’s capital raising and financial advisory deal teams and works on business development. Ron is also 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

Lincoln International Middle Market Performance Review

View original document from Pitchbook here.                                                 … Read More

Book Foreword by Ron Kahn, Lincoln Managing Director

Lincoln Managing Director, Ron Kahn, authored the foreword of the recently released book, “A Cartoon Lover’s Guide to Private Equity,” by David Toll, Executive Editor of Buyouts Insider. According to… Read More

State of the Financing Market: Webcast

September 2017 webcast hosted by Lincoln’s Debt Advisory professionals, Ron Kahn, Bob Horak, Natalie Marjancik, Christine Tiseo, John Laws, Tim Blonn and Jon Paris. Click here to play webcast.

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News & Media featuring Ron Kahn

Bloomberg | Private Equity Cash Boosts Fortunes of America’s Mid-Sized Firms

Lincoln International’s Ron Kahn of the firm’s Valuations and Opinions Group speaks with Bloomberg about Lincoln’s Q3 2020 Middle Market Index and trends in middle market private equity investments. View… Read More

The Wall Street Journal | Midmarket Private-Equity Valuations Regained Ground in Third Quarter

Lincoln International’s Ron Kahn of the firm’s Valuations and Opinions Group speaks with The Wall Street Journal about trends in middle market private equity valuations in Q3 2020. View original… Read More

S&P Global Market Intelligence | COVID-Era Private Credit Trends

A rash of covenant violations due to government-mandated shutdowns has forced lenders to reevaluate portfolio companies and rewrite covenants. As a result, new trends have taken shape in private credit… Read More

Mergers & Acquisitions | M&A Trends

View original post from Mergers & Acquisitions on May 8, 2020 here. TRENDS The enterprise values of private middle-market companies dropped 7.5 percent in the first quarter, according to Lincoln’s Quarterly Middle… Read More

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