About Qatalyst Partners

Founded by Frank Quattrone in 2008, Qatalyst Partners is a boutique advisory firm that focuses on M&A deals in the tech space. Quattrone, a former Credit Suisse First Boston banker, was hailed as king of the tech IPO during the late 1990s; he helped take Amazon, Cisco and others public in well-received offerings. But his star fell in 2004 when he was infamously convicted for obstructing justice and encouraging the destruction of documents being sought by a grand jury and the SEC. However, later, a federal appeals court overturned the charges, allowing the former head of CSFB's tech banking practice to jump back into the banking game. Quattrone's new role, as CEO of his own firm, has treated him well. Qatalyst, in its few short years in business, has been able to nab some of the biggest tech deals to hit the Street. The firm worked on Palm's $1.2 billion sale to Hewlett-Packard in April 2010 and Texas Instruments' $6.5 billion acquisition of National Semiconductor in April 2011. In addition, Qatalyst, which has just 47 employees, can count Google as one of its clients. In fact, during the first three months of 2011, Qatalyst worked on more deals worth more than $1 billion than any other bank on Wall Street aside from Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley.

Qatalyst Partners

3 Embarcadero Center
6th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111


  • Employer Type: Private
  • CEO: Frank Quattrone
  • 2016 Employees: 47

Major Office Locations

  • San Francisco, CA
  • London, United Kingdom