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 has represented Turn/River Capital and the other shareholders of Huddle on its sale to Ideagen plc, a leading supplier of regulatory and compliance software
Lincoln International advised Bridgepoint Development Capital and worked closely with the LOC Group team throughout the sale process
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 advised CapVest on its acquisition of Inspired Pet Nutrition, a portfolio company of L Catterton
Lincoln International advised Queen’s Park Equity on making a significant investment in DCSL Software
Lincoln International advised WestBridge on its acquisition of acquired Eque2 from LDC
Lincoln advised investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (MSCP) and worked closely with the Manna Pro Products team throughout the sale process
Lincoln International has advised Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM) on its agreement to acquire Synovos, Inc.
Perspectives by Florus Plantenga
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 Q3 2020. […]
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