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.


James Kim

James joined Qatalyst in December 2008, and is co-head of its Consumer Technology Group. James previously worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Credit Suisse focusing on strategic advisory assignments in the Technology sector. Prior to Credit Suisse, James worked at Morgan Stanley and at Advanced Technology Ventures, a bi-coastal venture capital firm, focusing on early-stage IT investments.

James has over 16 years of experience in M&A advisory work. His transaction experience includes the sale of AppLovin to Orient Hontai Capital, the sale of Atheros to Qualcomm, the sale of Big Fish Games to Churchill Downs, Bungie on the Sale of a Strategic Stake to NetEase, the sale of Conexant to Golden Gate Capital, the sale of Dropcam to Nest/Google, eBay's acquisition of Braintree, the merger of Elance with oDesk, the sale of Flurry to Yahoo!, the sale of Gaikai to Sony, Google's acquisitions of YouTube and Doubleclick, HomeAway on its sale to Expedia, the divestitures of InfoSpace's Mobile and Directory businesses, the divestiture of Intuit's Financial Services Division to Thoma Bravo, the Sale of HotelTonight to AirBnb, the sale of iTKO to CA, the sale of Kiva Systems to, the sale of Komag to Western Digital, the sale of Micromuse to IBM, the sale of MoPub to Twitter, the sale of Motorola Mobility to Google, the sale of MyFitnessPal to UnderArmour, the sale of OpenTable to Priceline, the sale of Overdrive to Rakuten, the sale of Palm to HP, the sale of Pillpack to Amazon, the sale of Pixar to Disney, the sale of Pliant to SanDisk, the sale of PopCap Games to Electronic Arts, Priceline's acquisition of Bookings, the sale of Riot Games to Tencent, the sale of to eBay, the divestiture of Sony's Gracenote division to Tribune, the sale of Spredfast to Vista Equity Partners, the sale of Twitch to Amazon, the merger of Universal Computer Systems with Reynolds & Reynolds, the sale of Verifone to Francisco Partners, the sale of Xoom to PayPal, and the sale of Zong to eBay, among others.

James is originally from San Francisco and received a degree in Economics from Stanford University.