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.


George Boutros

George joined Qatalyst in 2010, and has served as Chief Executive Officer since January 2016. Prior to joining Qatalyst, George was at Credit Suisse where he most recently served as Chairman of its Global Technology Group and Chairman of its Global Healthcare Group, and also served as Vice Chairman of its Corporate and Investment Banking department. Prior to that, George held a number of positions with Credit Suisse, including Co-Head of Global Technology Banking and Co-Head of Global Mergers and Acquisitions. Prior to joining Credit Suisse in 1998, George was at Deutsche Bank Securities as Head of its Technology Group's Global Mergers & Acquisitions activities. Prior to Deutsche Bank, George was at Morgan Stanley, heading M&A activities in the western United States.

George has over 33 years of investment banking experience and has advised on more than 450 completed transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, hostile takeovers, takeover defenses, leveraged buyouts, financings, stock buybacks, spinoffs and leveraged recapitalizations. George advised Acme Packet on its sale to Oracle for $2.1B, Advent on its sale to SS&C for $2.7B, Aruba on its sale to HP for $3.0B, Ascend on its $3.7B acquisition of Cascade and its subsequent sale to Lucent for $24B, Atheros on its sale to Qualcomm for $3.6B, Atmel on its sale to Microchip for $3.6B, ATIC (the technology investment arm of the Government of Abu Dhabi) on its acquisition of Chartered Semiconductor for $3.1B, The Blackstone Group on its acquisition of Freescale Semiconductor for $17.6B, BroadSoft on its sale to Cisco for $1.9B, CA on its pending sale to Broadcom for $18.9B, CallidusCloud on its sale to SAP for $2.5B, Cavium on its sale to Marvell for $6.7B, Citrix / GoTo on its reverse Morris Trust with LogMeIn for $1.8B, Concur on its sale to SAP for $8.3B, Cypress on its $4B merger with Spansion, Glassdoor on its sale to Recruit for $1.2B, Google on its acquisitions of YouTube for $1.7B and DoubleClick for $3.1B, HomeAway on its sale to Expedia for $3.9B, Informatica on its sale to Permira for $5.3B, Isilon on its sale to EMC for $2.6B, Linear Technology on its sale to Analog Devices for $14.8B, LinkedIn on its sale to Microsoft for $28.1B, LSI on its sale to Avago for $6.6B, Microsemi on its sale to Microchip for $10.2B, Motorola Mobility on its sale to Google for $12.5B, MySQL on its sale to Sun Microsystems for $1.0B, National Semiconductor on its sale to Texas Instruments for $6.5B, Netezza on its sale to IBM for $1.9B, NetLogic on its sale to Broadcom for $3.9B, NetSuite on its sale to Oracle for $9.4B, NXP Semiconductor on its terminated sale to Qualcomm for $48.4B, OpenTable on its sale to Priceline for $2.6B, Orbitz on its sale to Expedia for $1.7B, Pixar on its sale to Disney for $7.4B, PMC on its sale to Microsemi for $2.5B, Riverbed on its sale to Thoma Bravo for $3.6B, Sourcefire on its sale to Cisco for $2.7B, Sun Microsystems on its sale to Oracle for $7.1B, Taleo on its sale to Oracle for $2.1B, Verifone on its pending sale to Francisco Partners for $3.4B, VERITAS on its $20B acquisition of Seagate Technology (and spinout of the disk drive business to Silver Lake), and 3PAR on its sale to HP for $2.4B. George has also advised companies such as Adobe, AKQA, Alcatel, AMCC, Apple, Aspect Development, Bay Networks, Cascade, C-Cube, Cerent, Chromatis, Conexant, Chiron, Dow Chemical, DuPont Photomasks, The Gartner Group, Genentech, Golden Gate Capital, Infor, Intuit, Jamdat, KLA-Tencor, Kiva Systems, Komag, Lam Research, Lucent, Lockheed, Magma, Mattel, McKesson, MMC Networks, Netscape, Nortel Networks, PeopleSoft, Philips Electronics, Pliant Technology, Pentaho, PureAtria, Rackspace, Riot Games, SandForce, Siara Systems, Siemens, Standard Microsystems, Submarino, SynOptics, Synopsys, Tellabs, Ticketmaster, Vantive, Varian Semiconductor, VeriFone, Verisign, Vista Equity, and WebTV.

George received his B.S. in Civil Engineering and M.S. in Structural Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and his M.B.A. from UCLA's Anderson School of Management.