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.


Brian Cayne

Brian is a founder of Qatalyst, and is co-head of its Enterprise Software Group. He previously worked at Vista Equity Partners and in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Credit Suisse focusing on strategic advisory assignments in the Technology sector.

Brian's strategic and financial advisory experience includes Appdynamics's $3.7B sale to Cisco, Autonomy's $11.7B sale to HP, Bain Capital's acquisition of BMC, Brocade's $2.6B acquisition of Foundry, CA on its pending sale to Broadcom for $18.9B, Citrix's acquisition of, Cyvera's $200MM sale to Palo Alto Networks, Data Domain's $2.4B sale to EMC, Google's $3.1B acquisition of DoubleClick, Informatica’s $5.3B sale to Permira and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Informatica's acquisition of Siperian, Intuit’s divestiture of its Financial Services Division to Thoma Bravo, Mandiant’s $1B sale to FireEye, National Semiconductor's $6.5B sale to Texas Instruments, Nicira’s $1.3B sale to VMware, Riverbed’s $3.6B sale to Thoma Bravo, Silver Tail Systems' sale to EMC, Sourcefire’s $2.7B sale to Cisco and Yammer's $1.2B sale to Microsoft.

Brian is originally from Washington, D.C. and received an A.B. in Economics and a Certificate in Finance from Princeton University.