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.
Lincoln International has advised easylive.io on its sale to LiveU, a portfolio company of Carlyle
Lincoln International has advised NextStage AM for strategic investment in Mathematic
Lincoln International advised Secure-IC on raising funding from Alliance Entreprendre, BNP Paribas Développement and GO Capital
Lincoln International is pleased to have advised Bridgepoint Development Capital on its investment in Plug In Digital
Lincoln International is pleased to have advised Virtuos and its shareholders on their growth equity transaction with BPEA
Lincoln International is pleased to have advised Dotemu’s shareholders on its sale to Focus Entertainment
Lincoln International advised the shareholders of DynAdmic on its sale to Smart Adserver, a portfolio company of Capital Croissance
Perspectives featuring François Carlot
Growing Local & Global Private Equity Interest in French Technology
The technology ecosystem in France is booming. In 2021 alone, French startups raised more than €10 billion in venture capital financing, a 2x increase over 2020. To date, the number… Read More
The Pulse of Technology: TMT Subsector Investment Opportunities
In today’s digital world, technology has become a critical component of everyday life. Its continuous innovation coupled with its resilient nature have led it to become a focus of investors… Read More
Webinar | Investing in Europe: Q&A on Executing and Financing Deals Post-COVID-19 – Part II
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
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