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Florian is a founder and Co-CEO at SwanCap Partners. SwanCap was established 2013 by spinning off UniCredit´s Private Equity business, a €2.5bn franchise with offices in Europe and New York which had been headed by Florian since 2011.
Prior to SwanCap and UniCredit, Florian was at Apax Partners between 2005 and 2011, a leading private equity firm typically investing in companies with an enterprise value between €1bn and €5bn and over €30bn assets under management. At Apax Florian was part of the Retail & Consumer Goods team. During this time, he was involved in several successful transactions in Europe and North America in the retail and consumer space as well as the telecom sector.
Before Apax, Florian spent four years in investment banking working for a $2bn CLO fund in New York as well as for HVB Group's Leveraged Finance division in London and Munich as a Vice President, responsible for structuring and executing LBOs.
Prior to that he worked as a strategic consultant for three years on a variety of projects with leading global consulting companies and was an assistant professor at the Institute for Strategic Management at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU), Germany.
Florian is a visiting professor at selected European Universities and serves on a number of boards and committees in Europe and the US.
Education: Ph.D. in Strategic Management, University of Munich. MBA from Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (Germany) and Master Degree from European Management Academy (Paris)