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Francisco Partners Hires Ashley Evans as Partner

Press Releases — Sep 08, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO – September 8, 2022 – Francisco Partners (“FP”), a leading global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology businesses, today announced that it has hired Ashley Evans as a Partner of the firm. At FP, Ashley will focus primarily on application software investments across a range of end-markets.

Ashley most recently served as a Managing Director at Carlyle Group, where she was a member of its technology investing team. Ashley helped to establish Carlyle’s West Coast presence and was involved in many key investments for Carlyle’s technology team, most recently serving on the boards of HireVue, NEOGOV, Saama, TriNetX, Veritas, and ZoomInfo. Prior to Carlyle, Ashley worked as an analyst at Morgan Stanley. She earned her AB in the Study of Religion from Harvard University, an MPhil from the University of Cambridge, and an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.

Dipanjan “DJ” Deb, Co-Founder and CEO of Francisco Partners, said, “As we look to continue to capitalize on the trends and opportunities in the technology sector, we are always focused on hiring top talent for our team. Ashley is the perfect addition for us, and we are delighted to welcome Ashley to the FP team.”

“I’m thrilled to join the team at Francisco Partners,” said Ashley Evans, Partner at Francisco Partners. “Francisco Partners’ sector expertise is unmatched, and I am excited to work with such a dynamic and committed team who have proven their mettle in the ever-changing technology space. One of FP’s core values is continuous improvement, and I look forward to continuing to execute on this value and to help deliver top-tier returns for our investors.”

About Francisco Partners

Francisco Partners is a leading global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology and technology-enabled businesses. Since its launch over 20 years ago, Francisco Partners has invested in over 400 technology companies, making it one of the most active and longstanding investors in the technology industry. With approximately $45 billion in capital raised to date, the firm invests in opportunities where its deep sectoral knowledge and operational expertise can help companies realize their full potential. For more information on Francisco Partners, please visit

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