Michael joined Qatalyst in September 2010 and is based in San Francisco with his wife and son. Michael was previously with the Global Technology, Media and Telecommunications group at Citigroup, based in London.

Michael’s transaction experience includes LinkedIn’s $28.1Bn sale to Microsoft, CA’s $18.9B sale to Broadcom, Autonomy’s $11.7B sale to HP, Hellman and Friedman’s $11.0B acquisition of Ultimate Software, KLA-Tencor’s $10.6B terminated sale to Lam Research, Bain and Golden Gate’s $6.9B acquisition of BMC Software, HomeAway’s $3.9B sale to Expedia, Acme Packet’s $2.1B sale to Oracle, BroadSoft’s $1.9B sale to Cisco, Alcatel-Lucent’s $1.5B carve-out and sale of Genesys to Permira and TCV, Fusion-io’s $1.3B sale to SanDisk, Ebates’ $1.0B sale to Rakuten, eBay’s $925MM carve-out and sale of eBay Enterprise to Sterling Partners and Permira, as well as Conga’s sale to Apttus, Cúram Software’s sale to IBM, Everyday Health’s sale to Ziff Davis, Sony’s carve-out and sale of Gracenote to Tribune Media, OverDrive’s sale to Rakuten, Pentaho’s sale to Hitachi Data Systems, RetailMeNot’s sale to Harland Clarke Holdings and Tensilica’s sale to Cadence, in addition to advisory assignments for Ingenico, SanDisk, Sequans, Thomson Reuters and Virgin Media, among others.

Michael is originally from Bristol, England and graduated from Imperial College London with an MSci in Mathematics, with concentrations in Mathematical Finance and Fluid Dynamics.