Jason DiLullo to Join Qatalyst Group as Senior Partner

Apr 21, 2010, 14:30 ET from Qatalyst Group

SAN FRANCISCO, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Qatalyst Group, the technology-focused independent investment bank, announced today that Jason A. DiLullo has agreed to join the Firm as a Senior Partner. Mr. DiLullo is a Managing Director and Co-Head of Technology Mergers & Acquisitions-Americas for Credit Suisse, which he joined in 1998. He will join Qatalyst's San Francisco office, where he will provide strategic advisory services to clients globally on mergers & acquisitions, strategic investments and financings, and will play a major role in the Firm's global semiconductor practice.

Frank P. Quattrone, Chief Executive Officer of Qatalyst Group said: "Jason is one of the most accomplished technology M&A advisors of his generation, highly regarded by clients and colleagues, and a perfect fit with our culture. He was one of the original team who left Morgan Stanley with me in 1996 to found DMG Technology Group for Deutsche Bank, we worked closely together for many years at Credit Suisse, and I am thrilled he has agreed to join Qatalyst."

Mr. DiLullo, 38, has 17 years of investment banking experience and has advised technology companies since 1995. In 2007, The New York Times recognized him in its graphic The Facebook of Wall Street's Future. Mr. DiLullo has advised on nearly $100 billion of completed transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, hostile acquisitions and takeover defense, leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations, spin-offs, major share repurchases and financings. His clients have included ATIC (the technology investment arm of the Government of Abu Dhabi), Atheros, ATI Technologies, Atmel, C-Cube, Conexant, Cypress Semiconductor, Intel, Linear Technology, National Semiconductor, Nortel, NXP, Oracle, Philips and Pixar.

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.

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