Qatalyst Partners® is a global, independent investment bank that provides high impact strategic and financial advice to senior management and boards of established and emerging technology leaders on matters crucial to their growth and success.

Our Mission

Our mission is to serve our clients as a catalyst for positive change by helping them navigate and capitalize on the transformational forces affecting the global technology industry. Qatalyst advises clients on a broad array of strategic alternatives including mergers, acquisitions, shareholder activism, hostile takeovers and takeover defense, leveraged buyouts, divestitures, IPOs, spinoffs, recapitalizations, capital structure and capital raising alternatives. Our advisors combine an extensive network of relationships with deep industry knowledge and seasoned transaction expertise to delivery a superior, senior level of service for clients who value experience, judgement, candor and insight. Qatalyst’s sole focus is to deliver high value, independent advice based on the best interests of our clients

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Selected Media Coverage
06/26/2020
Amazon to Buy Zoox, in a Move Toward Self-Driving Cars
11/13/2018
How SAP and Qualtrics negotiated $8 billion acquisition
06/28/2018
Amazon to Buy Online Pharmacy PillPack, Jumping Into the Drug Business
03/08/2018
Cisco’s Duo Acquisition Is Part of an Industry Push to Secure the Cloud
12/14/2017
Target is buying Alabama-based, same-day delivery service Shipt
11/19/2017
Marvell Technology to buy rival chipmaker Cavium for $6 billion
10/23/2017
BroadSoft Fits Cisco Like Puzzle Piece
01/27/2016
USA Today: Frank Quattrone Hands Tech Bank CEO Reins To George Boutros
04/07/2015
The New York Times: Informatica Agrees to $5.3 Billion Buyout
08/25/2014
The New York Times: What's Twitch? Gamers Know, and Amazon is Spending $1 Billion on It
07/11/2014
Forbes: Salesforce.com Acquires RelateIQ For $390 Million, Preempting A Future Rival
06/13/2014
The New York Times: Priceline Adds Restaurants to Offerings With Purchase of OpenTable
06/13/2014
Bloomberg: Priceline to Buy OpenTable in Deal Valued at $2.6 Billion
03/24/2014
San Jose Mercury News: Palo Alto Networks buys Israeli startup for $200 million amid security consolidation
02/01/2014
The New York Times: FireEye Computer Security Firm Acquires Mandiant
12/20/2013
All Things D: When Twitter Bought MoPub, It Bought Itself an Advertising Safety Net
12/16/2013
The New York Times: Avago to Buy LSI for $6.6 Billion
09/09/2013
TechCrunch: Twitter Buys MoPub for $350M To Up The Ante In Mobile Advertising
07/23/2013
The New York Times: Cisco to Buy Sourcefire, a Cybersecurity Company, for $2.7 Billion
03/08/2013
San Francisco Business Times: Financial Dealmaker of the Year
10/22/2012
Bloomberg: Permira Agrees to Buy Ancestry.com for About $1.6 Billion
10/19/2011
Bloomberg: Alcatel-Lucent Gets $1.5 Billion Genesys Bid From Permira
09/14/2011
The New York Times: Frank Quattrone's Golden Touch
08/15/2011
Bloomberg: Google to Buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 Billion
07/20/2011
Fortune: Quattrone: 'LinkedIn is the Netscape of its era'
07/01/2011
Bloomberg: Go Daddy Said Valued at $2.25 Billion in KKR, Silver Lake Buyout
04/07/2011
The New York Times: The Valley's Banker Returns to the Top
04/04/2011
The New York Times: Texas Instruments to Buy National Semiconductor for $6.5 Billion
01/28/2011
Investment Dealers' Digest: An Advisory Comeback: This Wall Street veteran has found a fertile M&A market in his old technology stomping grounds
11/18/2010
Web 2.0 Summit 2010: Frank Quattrone, "A Conversation with Frank Quattrone"
11/15/2010
The Wall Street Journal: The Daily Start-Up: ‘Pouncing’ On 3Par’s Competitor
10/10/2010
The Wall Street Journal: Investment Banking Goes Boutique
09/20/2010
Reuters: IBM to buy analytics company Netezza for $1.7 billion
09/08/2010
The Wall Street Journal: Recent M&A Burst Showcases Rise of the Boutiques
09/02/2010
Market Watch: H-P pays dearly to keep 3Par from Dell
05/25/2010
Tech Crunch: Frank Quattrone: The Market Is Waiting For A “Category-Defining, Earthshaking” IPO
04/21/2010
The New York Times: Quattrone’s Boutique Hires Ex-Colleague Boutros
04/21/2010
The Wall Street Journal: Tech Bankers Quattrone and Boutros Reunite
03/03/2010
Knowledge@Wharton: Saying Goodbye: New Exit Strategies for Today's Venture Capitalists
09/02/2009
Forbes: Corporate acquisitions may finally spark some cash-out activity in Silicon Valley.
08/02/2009
The New York Times: As Banks Retreat, Valley Financier Looks to Fill a Gap
02/10/2009
Telegraph: Frank Quattrone has a shot at reclaiming his Silicon Valley throne
02/09/2009
Business Times: Quattrone's firm expands to Europe
08/11/2008
The New York Times: Analyzing Wall Street’s Research
07/24/2008
San Francisco Chronicle: Quattrone blasts though IPO rules
03/19/2008
San Francisco Chronicle: Quattrone announces plans for Qatalyst Group
03/19/2008
The New York Times: Star Banker Returns to Roots With His Own Venture
03/19/2008
Los Angeles Times: Quattrone poised for comeback
Qatalyst Announcements
06/14/2020
Qatalyst Establishes Juneteenth as a Firm Holiday
06/02/2020
Qatalyst Partners Donates $100K to Equal Justice Initiative
03/19/2020
Qatalyst Partners donates $500k to fight COVID-19
09/24/2018
Ethan Zweig to Join Qatalyst Group as Partner
06/04/2017
Qatalyst Partners donates $100k to Environmental Defense Fund
01/30/2017
Qatalyst Partners donates $100k to ACLU
03/16/2015
Adam Howell to Join Qatalyst Group as Partner
11/18/2014
Anand Subramanian to Join Qatalyst Group as Partner
03/25/2013
Marcie Vu to Join Qatalyst Group as Partner
03/08/2013
Adam Holt to Join Qatalyst Group as Partner
02/28/2011
Nadir Shaikh to Join Qatalyst Group as Partner
04/21/2010
George Boutros to Join Qatalyst Group as Senior Partner and Senior Director
04/21/2010
Jason DiLullo to Join Qatalyst Group as Senior Partner
06/01/2009
Ian MacLeod Joins Qatalyst Group as Partner and Head of Global Software and Services Investment Banking
02/09/2009
Frank Quattrone’s Qatalyst Group Expands to Europe—Firm to Open London Office
03/18/2008
Frank Quattrone Launches Qatalyst: New Technology Merchant Banking Boutique