SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Qatalyst Group, the technology-focused independent investment bank, announced today that Marcie Vu will join the Firm as a Partner. Ms. Vu, most recently Head of Consumer Internet Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley, will be based at Qatalyst's San Francisco headquarters and will advise technology companies and private investment firms on mergers & acquisitions and strategic investments in the internet sector globally.
Frank Quattrone, Chief Executive Officer of Qatalyst Group, said: "The consumer technology world is changing rapidly as mobility, social media, local data and real time services are combining to disrupt many industries, and global giants are waging a high stakes battle for platform leadership. Marcie’s deep industry knowledge, vast network of relationships and extensive transaction experience with established and emerging internet leaders will add significantly to our strong Consumer Technology practice led by my co-founder Jonathan Turner. We are delighted to welcome Marcie to Qatalyst."
Ms. Vu, 40, has 13 years of investment banking experience at Morgan Stanley and Salomon Brothers advising internet, mobile, software and telecommunications clients on transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $90 billion. She has advised on the IPOs of Alibaba.com, Facebook, Google, Green Dot, LinkedIn, Pandora, Yandex and Zynga, among others. Ms. Vu’s M&A experience includes advising Admob on its sale to Google; Amazon on its acquisition of Quidsi; CNET on its sale to CBS; eBay on its acquisitions of Gmarket and Rent.com; Electronic Arts on its acquisition of JAMDAT Mobile; Expedia on its sale to IAC; Tellme on its sale to Microsoft; and Zappos on its sale to Amazon. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 2002, she worked at Yahoo! for two years in mobile and instant messenger product management. In 2010, Ms. Vu was featured in Investment Dealers' Digest’s “Forty Under 40: Dealmaking, The Next Generation.”
Since its founding in March 2008, Qatalyst has advised on more than 40 M&A assignments with total transaction volume of approximately $70 billion, including advising Motorola Mobility on its $12.5 billion sale to Google; Autonomy on its $11.7 billion sale to Hewlett-Packard; National Semiconductor on its $6.5 billion sale to Texas Instruments; NetLogic on its $3.9 billion sale to Broadcom; Atheros on its $3.6 billion sale to Qualcomm; Isilon on its $2.6 billion sale to EMC; 3PAR on its $2.4 billion sale to Hewlett-Packard; Data Domain on its $2.4 billion sale to EMC; GoDaddy on its strategic investment by KKR, SilverLake and TCV; Taleo on its $2.1 billion sale to Oracle; Acme Packet on its $2.1 billion pending sale to Oracle; Ancestry.com on its $1.6 billion sale to Permira; Palm on its $1.4 billion sale to HP; PopCap on its $1.35 billion sale to Electronic Arts; Nicira on its $1.26 billion sale to VMware; and Yammer on its $1.2 billion sale to Microsoft.
Qatalyst Group is a technology-focused independent investment bank headquartered in San Francisco, California. Qatalyst Partners, its advisory business, provides high impact strategic and financial advice to senior management and boards of established and emerging technology leaders on matters crucial to their growth and success. Qatalyst's advisors combine an extensive network of relationships with deep industry knowledge and seasoned transaction expertise to deliver a superior, senior level of service for clients who value experience, judgment, candor and insight.
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