Charles Villet

Charles Villet is a Managing Director focusing on European buyout and growth capital investment opportunities in the technology, software and digital services sectors. He is based in London.

Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Villet was an Investment Manager with the Strategic Investment Fund (now part of BPI France), a €20bn sovereign investment fund jointly run by the French Government and the state bank Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations. Mr. Villet started his career at UBS Investment Bank in M&A, in London and in Paris.

Mr. Villet received a Master's Degree in finance from the ESSEC Business School in Paris.

Mr. Villet is currently a member of the boards of Inova, Envea, Dept, Prima Solutions and LPG. Since joining Carlyle, Mr. Villet has previously been actively involved with Carlyle’s investment in portfolio companies Marle (acquired by IK then by Dentressengle), Metrologic (acquired by Astorg), Companeo (acquired by Infopro), The Sniffers (acquired by WTS), Expereo (acquired by Apax) and Evernex (acquired by 3i).