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.


Jeff Chang

Jeff joined Qatalyst in June 2011 and is co-head of its Enterprise Software Group. Prior to joining Qatalyst, Jeff was at Goldman Sachs, in the Technology, Media and Telecom Group, focusing on both strategic and corporate finance advisory.

Jeff's strategic advisory experience includes Acme Packet's $2.1B sale to Oracle, Adobe's $1.8B acquisition of Omniture, Advent Software's $2.7B sale to SS&C Technologies, Applied Predictive Technologies’ $600MM sale to MasterCard, Apptio’s $1.9B sale to Vista Equity Partners, Callidus’ $2.5B sale to SAP, Concur's $8.3B sale to SAP, Datalogix's sale to Oracle, Datorama’s sale to, Hellman & Friedman’s pending $11B acquisition of Ultimate Software, Lithium Technologies sale to Vista Equity Partners, Magma Automation's $550MM sale to Synopsys, MINDBODY’s pending $1.9B sale to Vista Equity Partners, Moat’s sale to Oracle, NetSuite’s $9.4B sale to Oracle, Pentaho's sale to Hitachi Data Systems, Ping Identity’s sale to Vista Equity Partners, Qualtric’s $8B sale to SAP, RelateIQ's $400MM sale to, Semantic Machines' sale to Microsoft, Taleo's $2.1B sale to Oracle and Vista Equity Partners’ investment in iCims. He has also advised on corporate advisory assignments for companies including Advent Software, Cornerstone OnDemand, LiveNation, NetApp, Rovi, RPX, Sorenson Communications and SuccessFactors as well as hostile defense/activism assignments for Mentor Graphics and Micrel.

Jeff is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area and received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles and his M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.