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 have advised Kinly and its majority shareholder Avedon Capital Partners, on the acquisition of Alcuin Capital Partners backed AVMI, the UK's leading provider of corporate Audio-Visual solutions
Lincoln International is pleased to have advised Gibson Holdings Inc on the intended disposal of its 54.65% shareholding in Tokyo Stock Exchange listed TEAC Corporation to Global Acoustic Partners LLC through a public tender offer by Global Acoustic Partners LLC
Lincoln is pleased to have advised UK-based Woodall Nicholson on its sale to UK-based private equity investor Rutland Partners
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that it advised founding shareholders in the sale of Acture Groep
Lincoln International has advised Profile Search & Selection in its sale to Wilson HCG, a portfolio company of CIP Capital
Lincoln is pleased to have advised Acorn Growth Companies on the sale of Aerospheres to Fastener Distribution Holdings, a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity
Lincoln is pleased to announce that it has advised Horizon Capital on its investment in Sapphire Systems
Lincoln is pleased to have advised UK-based Icon Aerospace Technology on its sale to US-based Integrated Polymer Solutions, a portfolio company of Arcline Investment Management
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