Lukas KolffManaging Partner at Bowline Capital Partners
Lukas is the managing partner of Bowline Capital Partners. Bowline is a financial advisory boutique in the mid market and its activities are primarily focused on capital raising, M&A advisory services and proprietary investments. Over the past 10 years, Bowline has closed many infrastructure transactions in Europe as well as the Middle East. Prior to Bowline, Lukas was a Partner at Apollo assisting the firm to build its European private equity presence out of London and executing private equity, restructuring and debt for control transactions. Prior to Apollo, Lukas worked at Ripplewood, where he executed private equity and restructurings in the US, Europe, the Middle East and Japan. Lukas has invested over €2.5 billion of equity and debt with 20%+ returns with over 20+ years of investment experience in Telecom, Media, Technology, Real Estate, Financial Services and other industries in Europe, US and Asia. Prior to Ripplewood, Lukas was at Morgan Stanley in London and has a Master's Degree in Business Economics from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, where he graduated with highest honors.