Florus Plantenga

Florus Plantenga

Managing Director
London Financial Sponsors Coverage +44 20 7632 5235
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 co-heads Lincoln International’s European Financial Sponsors Group and leads the firm’s efforts to enhance connectivity with key local and international sponsors. He has over 25 years 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 UK, Benelux and other European countries. Previously, he served as a Director at Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking within their Egret Capital CLO and 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 an 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.

Perspectives featuring Florus Plantenga

Webinar | Q1 European Private Market Insights and Q2 Outlook

Thank you for your interest in Lincoln’s Webinar: Q1 European Private Market Insights and Q2 2024 Outlook.  All request submissions will be evaluated and a member of our team will… Read More

Webinar | Valuations & Opinions Group Q1 2024 Private Market Webinar

Thank you for your interest in Lincoln’s Webinar: Valuations & Opinions Group Q1 2024 Private Market Webinar.  All request submissions will be evaluated and a member of our team will… Read More

Forecasting Success: Mid-market European M&A Set for Active 2024

2023 was a slower year for mergers and acquisitions (M&A), but the private mid-market fared better than the large-cap arena. Globally, the elements are in place for 2024 to be… Read More

Webinar | Q4 European Private Market Insights and Q1 Outlook

Thank you for your interest in Lincoln’s Webinar: Q4 European Private Market Insights and Q1 Outlook.  All request submissions will be evaluated and a member of our team will contact… Read More

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