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

Lincoln Private Market Index Experiences First Decline Since Q1 2020

Public market volatility driven by heightened recession fears trickled to private market enterprise values in Q2 The Lincoln Private Market Index (Lincoln PMI), the only index that tracks changes in… Read More

An Overview of the Lincoln Private Market Index

The Lincoln Private Market Index (f/k/a Lincoln Middle Market Index), is the only index that tracks changes in the enterprise value of U.S. privately held companies—primarily those owned by private… 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

Webinar | European Private Market Insights

Thank you for your interest in Lincoln’s Webinar: European Private Market Insights.  All request submissions will be evaluated and a member of our team will contact qualified requestors with a… Read More

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