Transaction Opinions

Collaborating with our global colleagues and utilizing our deep M&A industry and capital markets transactional knowledge, we provide independent fairness, solvency and other transaction opinions to a diverse range of clients.

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Objective Financial Advice supported by Deep Industry Expertise

As a part of the broader Valuations & Opinions Group, Lincoln’s fairness and solvency opinions practice provides best-in-class financial advice to GP’s, boards of directors, special committees, investors, trustees and other corporate decision makers on a broad range of transactions.

We differentiate our fairness and solvency opinions services by integrating industry sector and capital markets expertise from our M&A and Capital Advisory groups on every engagement.

Areas of Focus

Fairness Opinions

  • Cross-Fund/Related Party Transactions
    • Capital Raise by Successor Fund
    • Capital Raise with Significant Minority Investor
    • Mergers of Portfolio Companies
    • Debt for Equity Exchanges
    • Backstopped Rights Offerings
  • GP-Led Secondary Recapitalizations
  • Buy- or Sell-Side M&A
  • Going-Private Transactions
  • Recapitalizations (Minority / Majority)
  • Special Situations (i.e. Debt Exchanges)
  • Bond Indenture Affiliate Party Covenants

Solvency Opinions

  • Dividend Recapitalizations (Leveraged or Unleveraged)
  • Stock Buyback / Redemption Transactions
  • Spin-Offs / Split-Offs
  • Corporate Restructurings and Exchange Transactions

Board Advisory & Other Valuation Opinions

  • Commercially Reasonable Debt Opinions
  • Reasonably Equivalent Value Opinions
  • Board Advisory Valuation Opinions

The Lincoln Difference

Lincoln’s fairness and solvency opinions practice, housed in a global investment bank with highly active M&A and Capital Advisory Groups, brings real world experience and deep industry expertise to every one of its transaction opinion engagements.

Firm-wide collaboration with Global Mergers & Acquisitions Investment Banking Advisory, Capital Advisory, and Valuations & Opinions Groups deliver best-in-class, highly defensible opinions.

M&A Advisory

Valuations & Opinions Group

Capital Advisory Group

M&A industry bankers provide the deal team transactional expertise, extensive industry sector expertise and a comprehensive database of closed deals. Valuations bankers provide the deal team exceptional technical capabilities in valuing all types of securities across various valuation methodologies. Capital markets bankers provide the deal team unparalleled market expertise from raising growth equity, arranging debt financing and providing advisory services involving bespoke securities or restructuring transactions to solve capital structure challenges.

Perspectives & Publications

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

2022 Global Results

In 2022, Lincoln International continued to design and deliver meaningful solutions and outcomes for clients around the world. Our shared ambition for results achieved through collaboration, thoughtfulness and tailored approaches… 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.

Q3 2022 Lincoln Senior Debt Index

The LSDI returned 0.7% for Q3; essentially unchanged from Q2. This represented the fourth lowest return since the inception of the LSDI in Q4 2014.

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