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 advised H2 Equity Partners on agreement to sell Optegra to MidEuropa
Lincoln International advised Duomed a portfolio company of G Square has acquired the French and Belgian distribution activities of The Surgical Company
Lincoln International advised Latecoere a portfolio company of Searchlight on raising capital
Lincoln International advised SPIE Group on divestment of its UK operations to Imtech, jointly owned by Dalkia and EDF Energy
Lincoln International advised Inspirit Capital on the sale of Senergy Wells, a division of Vysus Group, to Elemental Energies, a portfolio company of Fossar Capital
Perspectives featuring Florus Plantenga
Webinar | Q4 European Private Market Insights
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UK M&A: Getting the Deal Done in Challenging Times, Through Value Creation and Due Diligence
Evolving market dynamics and the ever-shifting macroeconomic backdrop present significant challenges, but also opportunities for investors and corporates alike.
Webinar | Q3 European Private Market Insights
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Webinar | European Private Market Insights
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