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 advised Global Loan Agency Services on receiving strategic investment from Levine Leichtman Capital Partners
Lincoln International has advised H2 Equity Partners on the sale of Cadogan Tate to TSG Consumer Partners
Lincoln International has advised Chesnara on its acquisition of Sanlam Life & Pensions.
Lincoln International has advised private shareholders on the sale of their stake in LEBC to Tavistock Investments.
Lincoln International has advised Epiris on the acquisition of Stuart Turner from Lloyds Development Capital
Lincoln International has advised Astrak on its sale to Inflexion Private Equity Partners
Perspectives featuring Florus Plantenga
Webinar | Investing in Europe: Q&A on Executing and Financing Deals Post-COVID-19 – Part II
Lincoln International hosted a virtual panel on January 28, 2021, featuring the firm’s experts from across Europe for a Q&A on some of the key considerations and opportunities for investors… Read More
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. Lincoln… Read More
Webinar | Investing in Europe: Q&A on Executing and Financing Deals Post-Pandemic – Part I
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… Read More
Webinar | Europe: Our Latest Insights on Valuations and Financings Market Conditions as We Enter Q3 2020
On Wednesday, July 8, 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… Read More
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