Florian Lahnstein is a Managing Director at Siguler Guff. Based in London, Mr. Lahnstein is actively involved in developing the Firm's business activities in Europe, with a focus on Continental Europe, including Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium and Luxembourg. With over 25 years of experience in the investment banking and alternative investment industries in Europe, Mr. Lahnstein has a deep understanding of local markets, investors, fund managers and investment opportunities.
Prior to joining Siguler Guff in 2015, Mr. Lahnstein was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of RiverRock European Capital Partners LLP, an early leader in private debt and public equity focused on European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Previously, Mr. Lahnstein was the Co-Head of Bear Stearns' European Investment Banking Division and the Vice Chairman of Europe at Bear Stearns International. Prior to Bear Stearns, he was the Co-Head of the German Investment Banking Division at UBS Investment Bank. Before becoming Co-Head, Mr. Lahnstein was a Managing Director and the Head of German technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) investments at UBS Investment Bank. Previously, he was a Director and the Head of German TMT at Merrill Lynch International in London. Mr. Lahnstein began his career at Bertelsmann AG, Europe's largest privately held media company, where he held several management roles.
Mr. Lahnstein holds a Master of Business and Economics from the University of Cologne.