I am inspired by observing the success of private equity investment strategies across multiple industries and contributing to that success by providing the right advice at the right time.
Florus is a member of Lincoln International’s global Financial Sponsors Group and leads the firm’s efforts to enhance connectivity with key European and international sponsors. He has over two decades of experience in investment banking, during which he has developed lasting relationships with private equity professionals, gaining deep insight into the drivers of success and intricacies of each individual client.
Florus has extensive experience in a variety of services in addition to financial sponsors coverage, including mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, debt advisory and special situations.
Florus spent the last 12 years of his career as a Managing Director in the Financial Sponsors Group at Houlihan Lokey where he led client relationship development among leading private equity firms in the U.K., Benelux and other European countries. Previously, he served as a Director at Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking within their Egret Capital CLO and in financial sponsors coverage. Before that he was a Vice President at Merrill Lynch within the financial sponsors coverage team. Florus also spent time as a Vice President for JP Morgan Investment Banking executing transactions in the Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT), chemicals and pharmaceuticals sectors. He began his career in corporate finance at Kleinwort Benson where he was Assistant Manager focused on the pharmaceuticals and biotechnology industries.
Florus holds a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. He also earned a Master of Law (cum laude) from Rijksuniversiteit Leiden in the Netherlands.
Recent Transactions in the U.K.
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that it has advised SFW Capital Partners on the financing of its acquisition of Captify Technologies
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that it has advised Westbridge Capital on the sale of AJM Healthcare to Livingbridge
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that KIMS Property Company Limited, a portfolio company of Magnetar Financial (UK) LLP, has extended its senior facilities
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that Operational Solutions Ltd (OSL) has executed a co-operation agreement with Thales Group in C-UAS, UTM and UK ground-based air defense
Lincoln International is pleased to have advised Prevalent AI on its sale of a minority stake to ISTARI, a cyber risk management company established by Temasek
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that Livingbridge has acquired World of Books, the UK’s leading online re-seller of second-hand books
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that it has advised Sovereign Capital Partners on its investment in Skerritts
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that it has advised Horizon Capital on its investment in The Marketing Practice
Perspectives featuring Florus Plantenga
Webinar: Investing in Europe – Q&A on Executing and Financing Deals Post-COVID-19 – Part II
Lincoln International hosted a virtual panel on January 28, 2021 featuring the firm’s experts from across Europe for a Q&A on some of the key considerations and opportunities for investors… Read More
European Deal Making in 2020: Insights on Selling, Buying and Opportunities for Investors
Businesses across Europe are facing challenges stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic every day. Despite the challenges, there have been several bright spots—presenting opportunities for private equity and corporate investors. Lincoln… Read More
Webinar: Investing in Europe: Q&A on executing and financing deals post-pandemic webinar – Part I
Lincoln International hosted a virtual panel on October 22, 2020 to discuss considerations and opportunities for investors and businesses alike in the new deal landscape. Professionals from the firm’s European… Read More
Europe: Our latest insights on valuations and financings market conditions as we enter Q3 2020
Experts in Lincoln International’s Financial Sponsors Group, Valuations & Opinions Group and Capital Advisory Group join forces to discuss insights into the European valuations and financing market is going into… Read More
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