Frank Quattrone
Executive Chairman

Frank is a founder and Executive Chairman of Qatalyst and served as its CEO from the Firm's founding until January 2016. He began his career with Morgan Stanley in 1977, has advised technology companies since 1981, and headed the global Technology Groups for Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse before co-founding Qatalyst. Over the past four decades, Frank and the teams he has led have advised on more than 500 mergers and acquisitions with an aggregate transaction value over $650B and on more than 350 financings that raised over $65B for technology companies worldwide. During this time, Frank has enjoyed the privilege of advising technology leaders including Accenture, Adobe,, AOL, Apple, Applied Materials, Aruba, Ascend, Autonomy, Cisco, Citrix, Concur, Data Domain, eBay, GoDaddy, Google, HP, HomeAway, IBM, Informatica, Intel, Intuit, Jasper, Linear Technology, LinkedIn, LSI, Motorola Mobility, National Semiconductor, Netscape, Nicira, NXP, Oracle, Sourcefire, STMicroelectronics, Synopsys, SynOptics (Bay Networks), 3PAR, Tumblr, Twitch, Xilinx and Yammer.

Frank led the IPOs of, Cisco, Informatica, Intuit, Linear Technology, Netscape, STMicroelectronics, Synopsys, SynOptics and Xilinx, among many others. He advised Apple on its $400 million acquisition of NeXT (which led to Steve Jobs' return to Apple); Aruba on its $3B sale to HP; Ascend on its $3.7B acquisition of Cascade and its $24B sale to Lucent; Autonomy on its $11.7B sale to HP; Citrix on an activism defense assignment and cooperation agreement with Elliott Management; Concur on its $8.3B sale to SAP; Data Domain on its $2.4B sale to EMC; GoDaddy on its strategic investment by KKR, Silver Lake and TCV; Google on creating an alternative to Microsoft's $45B hostile takeover attempt of Yahoo!; HomeAway on its $3.9B sale to Expedia; Informatica on its $5.3B sale to Permira and CPPIB; Jasper on its $1.4B sale to Cisco; LinkedIn on its $28.1B sale to Microsoft; LSI on its $6.6B sale to Avago; Motorola Mobility on its $12.5B sale to Google; National Semiconductor on its $6.5B sale to Texas Instruments; Nicira on its $1.3B sale to VMware; NXP on its proposed $47B sale to Qualcomm; Oracle on an $80 million investment by Nippon Steel (during Oracle's financial crisis in 1990-91); Sourcefire on its $2.7B sale to Cisco; SynOptics on its $1.2B merger with Wellfleet to form Bay Networks; 3PAR on its $2.4B sale to HP; Tumblr on its $1.1B sale to Yahoo!; Twitch on its $1B sale to; and Yammer on its $1.2B sale to Microsoft.

Investment Banking

Silverpeak advises innovative, fast-growing technology companies on M&A and financing transactions. We have a vast network of relationships and deep domain expertise in Internet & Digital Media, Enterprise Software/SaaS, IT Services, Enabling Technologies and Healthtech. Our clients come from across all of Europe, while our reach is truly global - over 90% of our completed M&A deals are cross-border. This is reflected by a highly international team, spanning 6 different nationalities.

At Silverpeak we are proud to offer a unique and exciting career path, in which we provide a highly demanding yet no fuss culture where achievements are noticed and rewarded.

We look for the very best talent that would thrive in an entrepreneurial environment and who have a true passion for technology. Any successful candidate would have a strong academic background combined with solid analytics, strategic-thinking abilities and a creative mindset that strives to produce unique solutions. A good attitude to team work and an international background are also key factors of success in our business.

We are always interested in meeting talented people. Long-term placements or short term internships leading to full time positions may be available for exceptional candidates. Please submit your details by clicking “SHOW YOUR INTEREST” below. Summer internships are available only by exception.

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NOR Capital: Activities

Sector focus:
- In-depth understanding of the Technology, Media and Telecom sectors and the transformational changes affecting these industries.
- Recognised as sector experts in various targeted TMT sub-sectors.

- Extensive network of close contacts across the TMT ecosystem: large groups / strategic consolidators, entrepreneurs and investors.
- Based in London, operating across Europe, opportunistically looking at Africa and the Middle East, and maintaining frequent dialogues with the Americas and Asia.