Florian Kawohl Managing Director

StrategySpecial Situations


EducationGerman law degree, University of Hamburg
M.B.A., Harvard Business School

Prior ExperienceManaging Director, Strategic Value Partners
Associate Director, The Carlyle Group
Senior Associate, McKinsey & Company

Florian is a Managing Director of Bayside Capital and splits his time between the Hamburg and London offices.

Florian is focused on European non-control distressed corporate debt situations with an emphasis on distressed and stressed credits in the German speaking markets. He is involved in all aspects of the investment process from origination and research to structuring and execution.

Florian has over 20 years of relevant experience across a broad range of industries including chemicals, building materials and general industrials. He spent the majority of his working life in European distressed debt investing but also has experience in principal investing and management consulting.

Prior to joining Bayside, Florian spent 14 years at Strategic Value Partners, a distressed and deep-value investment firm, where he was a Managing Director. Prior to this, Florian was an Associate Director at Carlyle Group Private Equity and a Senior Associate at McKinsey & Company.

Florian earned a German law degree from the University of Hamburg and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.