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. Most of Florian’s clients are privately-owned Middelstand companies, but also include larger conglomerates and private equity firms. He has particular expertise in industrial manufacturing, machinery, engineering, industrial automation, precision metal processing, tool manufacturing, injection molding, electronics, food & beverage and construction. Florian leads Oaklins’ industrial machinery & components team and is an active member of the food & beverage team. Notable clients he has recently advised include Langley Holdings, SLF Spindel- und Lagerungstechnik Fraureuth, Handte Umwelttechnik, USK Karl Utz Sondermaschinenbau, Gimborn Petfood and Donald Russell. He also has close contacts with private equity companies, such as Avedon, Afinum, Bregal, Deutsche Beteiligungs AG, GIMV, H.I.G., IndustrieKapital, NORD Holding, Paragon, Triton, VR Equity Partner and VTC.
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.