When SurveyMonkey Inc. Chief Executive Officer Dave Goldberg wanted to buy out investors from his Internet company and attract new ones who wouldn’t balk at his aim to stay private, he steered clear of traditional startup financiers in the venture-capital community.
Sony Corp., looking to shed units to focus on fewer products, hired Frank Quattrone’s Qatalyst Partners to explore a sale of its Gracenote audio-recognition software business, two people briefed on the matter said.
Frank Quattrone, the banker who managed almost 200 technology initial public offerings in the 1990s, said companies should look beyond Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. for banks to lead their debuts.
Frank Quattrone, the investment banker who spent five years battling security regulators in court, gave $15 million to the University of Pennsylvania Law School to study the U.S. criminal justice system.
Frank Quattrone, one of the top investment bankers to technology companies during the Internet boom, hired his former deputy George Boutros from Credit Suisse Group AG to join his two-year-old advisory boutique.
The dispute over Oracle Corp.’s claim that it was offered Autonomy Corp. before the company’s acquisition by Hewlett-Packard Co. could have gone down as a he- said/he-said account, except for those PowerPoint slides.
A Credit Suisse Group AG unit and four of its former executives, including technology investment banker Frank Quattrone, won dismissal of a lawsuit alleging they deceived investors into buying AOL Time Warner stock.
Steve Jobs, who built the world’s most valuable technology company by creating devices that changed how people use electronics and revolutionized the computer, music and mobile-phone industries, died. He was 56.