SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Qatalyst Group, the technology-focused independent investment bank, announced today that Adam Howell will join the Firm as a Partner. Mr. Howell, currently a Managing Director and Head of Semiconductor Investment Banking for Deutsche Bank, will be based at Qatalyst’s San Francisco headquarters and will advise technology companies and private investment firms on mergers & acquisitions, strategic investments and raising private capital in the semiconductor sector globally.
Frank Quattrone, Chief Executive Officer of Qatalyst Group, said: "The semiconductor industry serves as the foundation and building blocks for the entire technology world, and the Qatalyst team has advised on many of the sector’s largest and most transformative acquisitions. Adam will join forces with Jason DiLullo to expand the reach of our semiconductor franchise by bringing deep domain expertise and a breadth of relationships that are highly complementary to ours. We are delighted to welcome Adam to Qatalyst, and his addition to our team underscores Qatalyst's commitment to continued leadership in this vital sector."
Mr. Howell, 43, has over 15 years of investment banking experience, including the last 11 years at Deutsche Bank where he focused most recently on the semiconductor and electronics industries. He has advised on over 100 acquisitions and financings with an aggregate value in excess of $55 billion. His M&A advisory experience includes advising Ansoft on its sale to ANSYS; Atlas Copco on its acquisition of Edwards; Hittite on its sale to Analog Devices; NuCore on its sale to MediaTek; Peregrine Semiconductor on its sale to Murata; PLX on its sale to Avago; Qualcomm on its acquisition of CSR; and SEZ on its sale to Lam Research. He has also advised on financings for Ambarella, Atheros, ASML, Cadence, CDW, Fairchild Semiconductor, Novellus, ON Semiconductor, Peregrine Semiconductor, Qualcomm and Xilinx.
Since its founding in March 2008, Qatalyst has advised on 75 M&A assignments with total transaction volume of more than $130 billion, including advising Motorola Mobility on its $12.5 billion sale to Google; Autonomy on its $11.7 billion sale to Hewlett-Packard; Concur on its $8.3 billion sale to SAP; LSI on its $6.6 billion sale to Avago; National Semiconductor on its $6.5 billion sale to Texas Instruments; Cypress on its $4.0 billion merger with Spansion; NetLogic on its $3.9 billion sale to Broadcom; Atheros on its $3.6 billion sale to Qualcomm; Riverbed on its pending $3.6 billion sale to Thoma Bravo; Trulia on its $3.5 billion sale to Zillow; Aruba on its pending $3.0 billion sale to HP; Advent on its pending $2.7 billion sale to SS&C Sourcefire on its $2.7 billion sale to Cisco; Isilon on its $2.6 billion sale to EMC; OpenTable on its $2.6 billion sale to Priceline; 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; Acme Packet on its $2.1 billion sale to Oracle; Taleo on its $2.1 billion sale to Oracle; Orbitz on its pending $1.7 billion sale to Expedia; Ancestry.com on its $1.6 billion sale to Permira; Fusion-io on its $1.3 billion sale to SanDisk; Nicira on its $1.26 billion sale to VMware; Datalogix on its sale to Oracle; Yammer on its $1.2 billion sale to Microsoft; Tumblr on its $1.1 billion sale to Yahoo!; Ebates on its $1.0 billion sale to Rakuten; Mandiant on its $1.0 billion sale to FireEye; and Twitch on its $1.0 billion sale to Amazon.
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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