François Carlot

Managing Director
Paris Mergers & Acquisitions | Growth Equity Technology, Media & Telecom +33 (0) 1 53 53 18 38
The accelerated pace of technology innovation makes working in this field extremely stimulating. We ensure all transactions deliver the best value to our clients and help build industry leaders.

François has nearly 20 years of extensive expertise in advising technology and media companies, from startups to large private and public groups, on financing operations, sell-side assignments and divestitures, as well as buy-side engagements. As technology is rapidly transforming most industry verticals, François guides his clients through these changes and creates new opportunities.

François has experience in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisory services across a wide variety of software, information services, telecom and media sectors. In recent years, François has deepened his expertise as a business owner in the gaming, mobile and media industries.

François is a frequent speaker, providing insights on M&A and entrepreneurship, for the Executive Master of Business Administration program at HEC Paris.

Prior to joining Lincoln, François was an entrepreneur and started two tech companies, including Triber, which was sold to NRJ Group. Previously, he was a managing partner at LD&A (now Drake Star Partners), where he led the telecom and software practices. François started his career working in the financial services team at PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

François graduated from Supélec and holds a master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from Georgia Tech.

Perspectives featuring François Carlot

Webinar: Investing in Europe – Q&A on Executing and Financing Deals Post-COVID-19

Lincoln International hosted a virtual panel on January 28, 2021 featuring the firm’s experts from across Europe for a Q&A on some of the key considerations and opportunities for investors… Read More

European Deal Making in 2020: Insights on Selling, Buying and Opportunities for Investors

Businesses across Europe are facing challenges stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic every day. Despite the challenges, there have been several bright spots—presenting opportunities for private equity and corporate investors. Lincoln… Read More

How are Business Owners and Investors Preparing for a Potential Recession?

Lincoln Managing Directors share unique insights about how Technology, Media & Telecom, Business Services and Healthcare business owners and investors are preparing for a potential recession.   Click below for… Read More

How is the Rapid Pace of Digitalization Causing Disruption Across Industry Verticals?

Lincoln International Managing Directors share how digitalization is causing disruption across Technology, Media & Telecom, Business Services and Healthcare.   Click below for a glimpse of the conversation or complete… Read More

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