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 advised Alphalink founders and BNP Paribas Développement, a minority shareholder, on securing senior and mezzanine facilities
Lincoln International is pleased to have advised Sagard NewGen on its minority investment in Asobo Studio
Lincoln International advised SSL247 on its sale to Sectigo a portfolio company of GI Partners
Lincoln International advised Kurmi Software, a spin-off company of Niji, in securing equity from Ring Capital and Unexo
Alkemics has raised Series C funding from Highland Europe, Cathay Innovation, Index Ventures, SEB Alliance and Serena Capital
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that Sewan’s shareholders have granted a minority stake to Kartesia
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that Green Panda Games has been sold to Ubisoft
Lincoln International advises Keensight Capital on the acquisition of a majority stake in Smile
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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