Qatalyst Partners

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Qatalyst Partners
Industry Banking
Founded 2008
Founder Frank Quattrone
Headquarters San Francisco
Area served
United States
Key people
Frank Quattrone
(Founder Executive Chairman),
George Boutros
Jonathan Turner
Jason DiLullo
Products Boutique investment bank
Number of employees

Qatalyst Partners is a technology-focused boutique investment bank that specialises in mergers and acquisitions and is based in San Francisco with an additional office in London.[1]


Founded in March 2008 by Frank Quattrone, Adrian Dollard, and Jonathan Turner, the company's advisory and acquisition deals have included eBay, LinkedIn, LifeSize, Google,, Taleo, NetSuite, Motorola, and others.[2] Qatalyst has acted as lead adviser on over $200 billion in transactions and has advised on some of the highest-profile assignments in the technology industry. Some of the firm's recent notable deals have included LinkedIn's $28 billion sale to Microsoft, Linear Technology's $15 billion sale to Analog Devices, KLA Tencor's $11.5 billion sale to Lam Research, NetSuite's $9.4 billion sale to Oracle and HomeAway's $3.9 billion sale to Expedia. Since its foundation, Qatalyst has advised on over $200 billion of deals involving public technology companies with price tags of $1 billion or more, a record unmatched by any other firm for the same period.[3]

Qatalyst has also been recognized for garnering above-average premiums for its sell-side clients. "The typical tech firm sells for 37 percent more than where its shares were trading four weeks before the deal announcement, according to Thomson Reuters data; [Qatalyst’s] clients garnered premiums of about 70 percent."[4] In 2012, CEO Frank Quattrone was named the "Financial Dealmaker of the Year" by the San Francisco Business Journal for his work with the firm.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Companies Qatalyst Partners". LinkedIn. Retrieved 13 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Qatalyst Partners LP". Bloomberg. Retrieved 13 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Qatalyst website". Qatalyst. Retrieved 31 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "Frank Quattrone's Golden Touch at Qatalyst". New York Times. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Financial Dealmaker of the Year: Frank Quattrone". San Francisco Business Times. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 

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