The Qatalyst Team

atalyst'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. In addition to merger and 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 selectively raises private capital for clients.


Jean Tardy-Joubert

Jean joined Qatalyst in February 2009 to launch and head Qatalyst's European operations. He currently serves as a senior advisor to the firm. Jean has 26 years of investment banking experience, the last 20 of which have been focused on advising technology companies in EMEA. Prior to joining Qatalyst, Jean served as head of European Technology Investment Banking at Merrill Lynch, co-head of the European Technology, Media and Telecom group for Credit Suisse, and head of the European Technology Group for Credit Suisse.

Jean's clients and transaction experience include IPOs and advisory assignments for ADVA, Alcatel-Lucent, Alvarion/Floware, ARM, Ascom, Autonomy, Bosch, Cambridge Silicon Radio, CapGemini, Cúram Software, Cyvera, ECI Telecom, Ericsson, Farfetch, France Telecom, Gemplus, Ingenico, Logitech, Marconi,, Native Networks, Nokia, NXP/Philips, Psion, Quandoo, Sequans, Siemens, Skyscanner, STMicroelectronics, SwiftKey, Tenovis, Virata/Globespan, Vivendi, Wavecom, Withings, and Xyratex.

Jean has advised Alcatel on its $7B acquisition of Newbridge Networks, Alcatel-Lucent on the sale of its Genesys business to a private equity consortium for $1.5B; Autonomy on its $11.7B sale to HP; Floware on its merger with Breezecom; Virata on its merger with Globespan; the sale in two transactions of Bosch Telecom to Marconi and KKR, then on its subsequent sale to Avaya; the successful hostile defence of Wavecom (merged with Sierra Wireless); the separation of Philip's semiconductor business (NXP) to a sponsor-led consortium and the respective $6B financing, and the two subsequent disposals of NXP's C&IPT division to DSP Communications and wireless division to STMicroelectronics ($1.6B); Siemens AG on its acquisitions of Redstone Communications and Castle Networks; Skyscanner on its $1.8B sale to CTrip, and on its sale to Apax Partners.

Jean is originally from Paris, France and graduated in Economics and Finance from Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris). Jean is fluent in French, English and conversational in German.