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Macquarie Capital Expands Telecommunications, Media & Technology Business

March 08, 2018, 07:10 AM

Macquarie Capital, the corporate advisory, capital markets and principal investment arm of Macquarie Group,  announced the appointment of Katan D’Souza as a Managing Director in its North American Telecommunications, Media and Technology (TMT) business. Based in Chicago, Mr. D’Souza will report to David Dorfman, a Senior Managing Director and Head of TMT and Services at Macquarie Capital for the Americas and Europe.

Mr. D’Souza joins Macquarie Capital from William Blair & Company, where he served as a Managing Director in the Technology Investment Banking group. He brings more than 17 years of experience originating and executing M&A and capital markets transactions across the Communications and Infrastructure Software industries. Previously, Mr. D’Souza held positions at Thomas Weisel Partners and BMO Capital Markets. Throughout his career, he has advised a wide range of clients on transactions with larger corporates, including Cisco, IBM, LogMeIn, PGi and Vonage.

“Katan brings a significant number of sector relationships and successful transaction expertise in the high-growth hosted Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS), Cloud Communications and Infrastructure Software verticals. His background and focus areas are highly complementary and additive to our recent MD hires Chris Holt and Sean McCarthy within Macquarie Capital’s TMT team,” said Mr. Dorfman. 

Macquarie Capital has held leading positions in Bloomberg’s 2016 and 2017 rankings for US syndicated LBO Bookrunners in the technology sector. Recent Macquarie Capital transactions in the sector include exclusive financial advisor to Technicolor in the sale of its patent licensing business to InterDigital, Inc., financial advisor, joint bookrunner and joint lead arranger on $400 million of senior secured credit facilities in relation to the $750 million acquisition of ABC Financial Services by Thoma Bravo; financial advisor to Weld North and KKR on Silver Lake’s acquisition of a majority stake in Weld North Education; and financial advisor to Permira in connection with the $3.25 billion acquisition of Allegro Group by a consortium comprising funds advised by Permira, Cinven and Mid Europa.

Macquarie Capital is the lead partner to the Montgomery Summit, focused on innovation in technology. As the lead partner of the Summit, Macquarie Capital has helped convene more than 1,000 investors, entrepreneurs and executives each year in Santa Monica, helping some of the technology and digital sector’s best realize their goals.

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