Jean-Francois Fauchi

M&A Director

Paris, France


Experienced M&A professional with a demonstrated history of working in the telecommunications and energy deals. Expertise in inorganic strategy definition, target screening, M&A project management, negotiation and experience in going up steep learning curves.

Domain experience

Relevant Total Experience: 22 years

Seniority Level: Senior

Sector Experience: 

Software and Services Technology Hardware and Equipment


Skilled in: Corporate Development

Technical Skills: Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Office

Languages: English, French

Work Experience

JDEF Conseils - Self-employed

M&A Director



- Now

I support corporates with their external growth strategy definition and execution: + Inorganic strategy definition + Target screening, assessment and contacts + Acquisition rationale and internal governance + Transaction management

ENGIE Africa

M&A and Partnerships



- 01/03/2022

Co-investments – I manage projects aiming at setting up joint ventures with investment funds in order to finance decentralized energy generation projects Asset purchases / sales - I identify opportunities for asset purchases in the field of renewable energies (solar, wind, hydro) or sales of carbon infrastructure (coal, fuel oil, gas) Project management - I manage projects involving multidisciplinary expertise from origination to closing


M&A Project Director



- 01/03/2020

M&A: Project management of M&A deals. Cross-functional team management, target identification, strategic rationale articulation, valuation, business plan preparation and presentation to the investment committee Partnership: New business definition, market test and development, handover to relevant operations entity + Acquisition of Basefarm in 2018 (Norway, Sweden, Netherlands, Germany - Cloud Managed Services) + Acquisition of Lexsi in 2016 (France - Cybersecurity) + Acquisition of Login Consultants in 2016 (Netherlands, Belgium, Germany - Desktop Virtualization)

Orange Business Services

Business Transformation Program Director



- 01/04/2011

Internal consulting and project/program management of financial initiatives aiming at developing the company profitability (product portfolio management, sourcing, network infrastructure...)

Orange Business Services

Financial Architect



- 01/07/2009

Building deals business plans in collaboration with sales and operations representatives and validating the required level of value creation. Presenting the Business Plans to the company investment committee

Orange Business Services

Outsourcing Solution Architect



- 01/04/2008

Project manage the execution of an outsourcing contract. Design and Project manage the migration from the customer existing network towards the targeted cost efficient new architecture


Network Expert



- 01/12/2005

Providing expert level technical support on Equant international network in view of maintaining a high level of customer experience, service quality and availability.

Cisco Systems

Customer support engineer



- 01/01/2001

Providing technical support to Cisco Systems integrators on TOIP/VOIP implementation


The University of Chicago Booth School of Business



- 01/03/2009

Université Sorbonne Paris Nord



- 01/06/2000

Licenses / Certificates


Financing and investing in infrastructure



Financial Edge Training

The modeler



Financial Edge Training

The Valuer



HEC and First Finance Institute

Strategy @ HEC on line



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