Dr. Florian von Alten
Florian is a managing partner at Oaklins Germany, and was president and chairman of Oaklins International between 2016 and 2019. He joined the firm as an M&A consultant in 1994 and became a partner in 1998. Florian has advised on over 100 M&A transactions, many of them cross-border. He has particular expertise in industrial manufacturing, machinery, engineering, precision metal processing, tool manufacturing, injection molding, electronics, food & beverage, cosmetics and construction. He co-leads Oaklins’ industrial machinery & components team and is an active member of Oaklins’ food & beverage team. Notable clients he has recently advised include Langley Holdings, SLF Spindel- und Lagerungstehcnik Fraureuth, Handte Umwelttechnik, USK Karl Utz Sondermaschinenbau, Gimborn Petfood and Donald Russell. Furthermore, Florian is active in the field of agriculture. He also has close contacts with private equity companies, having closed deals with Avedon, Afinum, BPE, Halder, Deutsche Beteiligungs AG and H.I.G., to name a few.
Prior to 1994, Florian worked at Siemens Components Pte Ltd. in Singapore. He has a doctorate in economics and political economy and studied business administration at the universities of Goettingen, Germany, and Fribourg, Switzerland.