Nadir joined Qatalyst as a Partner in May 2011 and leads the firm’s coverage of the Infrastructure Technology sector, which spans cybersecurity, observability, networking and other areas. He has over 25 years of experience in investment banking and has advised on several landmark transactions in the technology sector, including Splunk’s proposed $29.6B sale to Cisco, Citrix’s $16.5B sale to Vista and Evergreen, Motorola Mobility’s $12.5B sale to Google, Sun’s $7B sale to Oracle, Avaya’s $8B sale to SilverLake and TPG, and Scientific-Atlanta’s $7B sale to Cisco.

Prior to joining Qatalyst, Nadir spent more than 7 years at Credit Suisse, where he served as Head of the Global Communications Technology group. Prior to that, Nadir worked in a similar capacity at Banc of America Securities and its predecessor firm, Montgomery Securities. Before that, he was a member of the Global Project Finance team at Bank of America, specializing in the telecommunications sector.

Recent transaction experience at Qatalyst includes Datto’s $6.3B sale to Kaseya and Insight Partners, Vonage’s $6.2B sale to Ericsson and Permira’s $5.8B acquisition of Mimecast.  Nadir also advised on Shape Security’s $1B sale to F5 Networks, Duo Security’s $2.4B sale to Cisco, Verifone’s $3.4B sale to Francisco Partners, AppDynamics’ $3.7B sale to Cisco, Jasper’s $1.4B sale to Cisco, Aruba’s $3B sale to HP, Riverbed’s $3.6B sale to Thoma Bravo, Fusion IO’s $1B sale to SanDisk, Nicira’s $1.2B sale to VMware, Mandiant’s $1B sale to FireEye and SourceFire’s $2.7B sale to Cisco.  Nadir has also had the privilege of advising on transactions for BroadSoft, Commvault, ExtraHop, Silver Peak, Expanse, Signal Sciences, NGINX, Demisto, Opower, Datorama, SolidFire, 3PAR, Acme Packet, Alcatel-Lucent, Ciena, Dell, JDS Uniphase, Nokia and many others.

Nadir currently serves on the Leadership Council for Tipping Point, and previously served on the Board of Trustees for University High School and Town School for Boys in San Francisco. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) degree in Economics and History from the University of Western Ontario, Canada.