François Lacoste has over 21 years of financial markets experience and is a Managing Partner At Eurazeo, responsible for all of the firm’s Private Debt activities. As Head of the Private Debt business, Francois sits on the Investment Committee and has been pivotal in the portfolio management and development of the platform’s six Direct Lending vintages since joining the Group in 2008.

Prior to joining the Group, he worked in the Acquisition & Leverage Finance business at Fortis Bank, in France and Belgium, after having launched the Acquisition Finance department in France. He began his career in the Acquisition Finance department of Banque Worms (Deutsche Bank group).

François holds a degree from Paris-Dauphine University (Master II degree in Banking and Finance).