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Why Qatalyst Partners for Investment Banking? / Overview of Qatalyst Partners

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Qatalyst Partners is the leading technology-focused elite boutique investment bank. Qatalyst is one of the most prolific technology investment banks in the world, consistently advising on the largest M&A and IPOs in tech.

It was founded by Frank Quattrone, a banker who launched technology practices at Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, and Credit Suisse.

Qatalyst Partners Overview

Remember that in order to craft a great answer to the common question "Why this Firm?", it's your responsibility to read articles and speak with employees. If you are interviewing with Qatalyst Partners, you should make sure you know:

  • 1 deal that the investment banking group has done

  • 1 person at the firm (ideally someone who would have influence over your recruiting process)

  • 1 business model-specific detail to mention

We articulate how you can answer this question thoughtfully in our Investment Banking Course. We also cover all technical and qualitative information you need to get a top investment banking offer.

Big 3 Qualitative Questions

Selected Transaction

An example of Qatalyst's expertise in the technology sector was when it advised iRobot on its proposed sale to Amazon. The firm has advised on many such major deals in the industry.

  • Transaction Description:, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) from a group of shareholders. Under the term of the transaction, Amazon will acquire iRobot for $61 per share.

  • Transaction Value: US$1.7B, all cash

  • Transaction Date: Announced August 2022

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Fact Sheet

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  • Company Name: Qatalyst Partners

  • Description: Qatalyst Partners is a global, independent investment bank that 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

  • Bank Category: Elite Boutique

  • Company Status: Qatalyst Partners is a privately held company

  • Founded: 2008

  • Employees: 64

  • Chief Executive Officer: George Boutros (Frank Quattrone still serves as Executive Chairman)

  • Headquarters: San Fransisco, USA


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Qatalyst Partners Salary

Based on the H1B Database, the average base salary for an Analyst at Qatalyst is $95k - $108k. We note that this salary information may be dated and not reflective of their current pay.


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