I appreciate that each client is diverse with different products, business models, technologies and end markets. I remain steadfast to being a trustworthy advisor and driving dynamic processes.
Richard advises clients on sell-side mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and is responsible for the industrial sector in Germany. He has nearly 30 years of advisory experience within the German corporate finance advisory market and has assisted clients with disposals, acquisitions, public takeovers, initial public offerings, secondary placements, privatizations, private placements and debt financing. Richard has worked for large German and international corporations, mid-cap and growth companies, as well as financial investors.
Richard has successfully generated and completed a substantial number of corporate finance transactions in many different industries, with a focus on industrial companies. He has a deep understanding of the M&A market and business drivers within this sector. He provides clients with opportunities to leverage as digitalization of the industrial value chain leads to new data-based business models.
Prior to joining Lincoln International, Richard was a partner at Mellenthin Co., an internationally oriented M&A boutique, where he led numerous German and cross-border projects. Previously, he worked as a Director in the investment banking division of Credit Suisse First Boston.
Richard earned a degree in business administration from University of Cologne and a CEMS Master at HEC Paris. He completed his undergraduate studies at Freie Universität Berlin.
Lincoln International advised Knorr-Bremse on its agreement to sell Kiepe Electric to Heramba
Lincoln International advised Deutsche Invest Capital Partners on the sale of Loibl Förderanlagen to Martin Group
Lincoln International advised ARX Equity Partners on the sale of TES Vsetín to Genesis Capital and Avallon MBO
Lincoln International advised AL-KO, a portfolio company of Primepulse, on the sale of AL-KO Air Technology to Trane Technologies
Lincoln International advised Quip Holding, a portfolio company of Luxempart S.A., S-UBG and NomaInvest, on its sale of Talbot Services to an investor consortium consisting of NomaInvest, TPPI GmbH, S-UBG and management
Lincoln International advised Schaeffler on the sale of its global automotive chain drive systems business to funds advised by DUBAG
Lincoln International has advised Private shareholders and FSP CAPCELLENCE on the sale of majority stake in ARGO-HYTOS to Voith
Perspectives featuring Richard Floto
Investors Train Sights on Air Filtration Businesses
Emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic, people have a heightened level of focus on their health and wellness, specifically the air they breathe. While they were once concerned with air quality,… Read More
Best Practices for Chinese Investors Entering Europe
Chinese investment into Europe is on a roll. In the first half of 2018, China invested nine times more into Europe than North America, reaching $20 billion in deals, according… Read More
Outlook for Industrials
Strong industrials company performance and deal activity will continue to drive success in 2019, despite some uncertainty around tariffs and ongoing trade negotiations. Here are the trends we’re watching. M&A… Read More
News & Media featuring Richard Floto
Five Key Insights from Agritechnica Trade Fair – A Full House in Hanover
Record crowds in Germany and exhibit halls full of new products suggest the agricultural equipment industry has a bright future Lincoln International’s industrials team was well represented at this year’s… Read More
Meet our Senior Team in Industrials
I enjoy leading clients and realizing their objectives, while structuring solutions to issues that are both intriguing and challenging.
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