Adam Holt to Join Qatalyst Group as Partner

Adam Holt to Join Qatalyst Group as Partner

Qatalyst Group, a technology-focused independent investment bank, has added Adam Holt to the firm as a Partner. Mr. Holt, most recently a Managing Director and Head of Global Software Research 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 software sector globally.

“We expect substantial growth in both new company formation and strategic activity in the software sector in the years ahead, and believe Adam will add significant new dimensions to our ability to provide differentiated, high impact advice to established and emerging leaders,” said Frank Quattrone, Chief Executive Officer of Qatalyst Group. “As the perennial #1 ranked software analyst, Adam brings world class domain expertise and immense credibility with his vast network of contacts among the senior management teams, board members and investors in the sector. We are delighted to welcome him to Qatalyst.”

Mr. Holt, 39, has 16 years of experience covering the technology industry at Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan. He was ranked as the #1 software analyst on the Institutional Investor All-American Team in 2010, 2011 and 2012, and ranked #1 for five years in the Greenwich Institutional poll. Mr. Holt has covered a wide range of software sectors including applications, cloud computing, data technologies, infrastructure, security, storage, and systems management, and had previously covered e-commerce, internet and services companies. Mr. Holt has participated in more than 50 IPOs and other equity offerings for companies including Advent, Bazaarvoice, Jive Software, Palo Alto Networks, Qliktech, Responsys, ServiceNow, ServiceSource, SolarWinds, Splunk, SuccessFactors, Taleo, VMware and Workday.

Qatalyst Group is a technology-focused independent investment bank. Qatalyst Partners, its advisory business, provides strategic and financial advice to senior management and boards of established and emerging technology companies. Qatalyst is headquartered in San Francisco (

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; Taleo on its $2.1 billion sale to Oracle; Acme Packet on its $2.1 billion pending sale to Oracle; Netezza on its $1.9 billion sale to IBM; Ancestry on its $1.6 billion sale to Permira; Alcatel-Lucent in the $1.5 billion sale of its Genesys business to an investment group including Permira and Technology Crossover Ventures; Nicira on its $1.26 billion sale to VMware; and Yammer on its $1.2 billion sale to Microsoft.

© 2013 PEPD • Private Equity’s Leading News Magazine • 3-11-13

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