François Carlot

Managing Director
Paris Growth Equity | Mergers & Acquisitions 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

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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