Track record : Qatalyst advises on major deals with impressive efficiency. Last year, it advised a group of investors led by Hellman & Friedman on the $11bn acquisition of Ultimate Software. In 2020, it has been sought out by unicorns such as Zoox, Looker and Conga. Shareholder activism expert Peter Michelsen joined the firm in San Francisco from Goldman Sachs.
Differentiation : The boutique tech bank has captured an impressive share of the sector in a short space of time. Frank Quattrone and George Boutros comprise the senior leadership. Brian Cayne and Jeff Chang are the key contacts for enterprise software investments, Adam Howell for hardware investments, and James Kim and Marcie Vu for consumer technology.