SAN FRANCISCO, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Qatalyst Group, the technology-focused independent investment bank, announced today that George F. Boutros has agreed to join the Firm as a Senior Partner and Senior Director, subject to regulatory approvals.
Mr. Boutros is currently a Managing Director of Credit Suisse, Chairman of its Global Technology Group and Chairman of its Global Healthcare Group, and also serves as Vice Chairman of its Corporate and Investment Banking department. Mr. Boutros held a number of positions previously with Credit Suisse, including Co-Head of Global Technology Banking and Co-Head of Global Mergers and Acquisitions.
Frank P. Quattrone, Chief Executive Officer of Qatalyst Group, said: "I am thrilled to be reunited with George, who was among my closest partners for more than ten years at Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse. He is one of the most experienced advisors in the technology industry, and has participated in many of the most significant and industry defining transactions of the last twenty years. We are delighted to welcome him to Qatalyst."
Mr. Boutros, 49, has 25 years of investment banking experience and has advised on more than 300 completed transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, hostile takeovers, takeover defenses, leveraged buyouts, financings, stock buybacks, spinoffs and leveraged recapitalizations. He recently advised Sun Microsystems on its sale to Oracle; ATIC (the technology investment arm of the Government of Abu Dhabi) on its acquisition of Chartered Semiconductor; Intel on its acquisition of Wind River Systems; Google on its acquisitions of YouTube, DoubleClick and On2 Technologies, and the sale of its stake in AOL to Time Warner; Cypress Semiconductor on its spinoff of SunPower; MySQL on its sale to Sun Microsystems; Pixar on its sale to Disney; and the Blackstone Group on its acquisition (together with a consortium of private equity groups) of Freescale Semiconductor.
Mr. Boutros has also advised on M&A and financing assignments for ADC, Adobe Systems, Alcatel, AMCC, Apple, Ascend, Aspect Development, Atheros, Atmel, Bay Networks, C-Cube, Cerent, Chiron, Chromatis, Conexant, DuPont Photomasks, Gartner Group, GEC, Genentech, Golden Gate Capital, Handspring, Infor, Informix, Intuit, Jamdat, KLA-Tencor, Komag, Lam Research, The Learning Company, Linear Technology, Lockheed, Lucent, McDATA, MMC, National Semiconductor, Netscape, Nortel, Novell, NXP, PeopleSoft, Philips, PMC-Sierra, PureAtria, Seagate, Siara, Siemens, Silicon Valley Group, Submarino, SynOptics, Synopsys, Tellabs, Ticketmaster, Vantive, Varian Semiconductor, VeriFone, VeriSign, VERITAS, and Vista Equity.
Launched in March 2008, Qatalyst has advised Google on Microsoft's attempted hostile takeover of Yahoo!; Brocade Communications Systems on restructuring and completing its acquisition of Foundry Networks and on its recent high yield offering; Data Domain on its acquisition by EMC; LifeSize on its sale to Logitech; QuinStreet on its IPO; Informatica on its acquisition of Siperian; and Kace on its sale to Dell.
Qatalyst Group is a technology-focused independent investment bank headquartered in San Francisco, California. Qatalyst Partners, its advisory business, provides high quality, independent advice to the senior management teams and boards of the technology industry's established and emerging leaders on strategic matters crucial to their growth and success. Qatalyst's advisors combine a broad network of relationships with deep sector knowledge and seasoned M&A expertise to deliver a superior, senior level of service for clients who value experience, judgment, candor and insight. In addition to merger & acquisition advice, Qatalyst Partners employs its team's extensive corporate finance and capital markets experience to advise companies on capital structure and capital raising alternatives, and will selectively raise private capital for clients. While it will not engage in public securities research, sales, trading or brokerage activities, Qatalyst Partners may participate as advisor or underwriter in clients' public offerings.
SOURCE Qatalyst Group