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 Anexsys Limited, a subsidiary of the BGF-backed Hobs Group, has been acquired by Xact Data Discovery (XDD), a portfolio company of JLL Partners
Lincoln International has advised Airsweb on its sale to EcoOnline, a Norway-based company backed by Goldman Sachs, Summa Equity and Viking Venture
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that it has advised Doppel Farmaceutici, a portfolio company of Trilantic Europe, on the financing of its acquisition of Dietopack
Lincoln International advised Kinly and its majority shareholder Avedon Capital Partners, on the acquisition of Alcuin-backed AVMI
Lincoln advised Gibson Holdings Inc on the intended disposal of its 54.65% shareholding in TSE-listed TEAC Corporation to Global Acoustic Partners through a public tender offer by Global Acoustic Partners
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
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. […]
Webinar: Investing in Europe – Q&A on Executing and Financing Deals Post-COVID-19
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 Debt Advisory […]
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. While investors might […]
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