Led by a four-partner team, Q Advisors was built on a vision to serve its clients with a Wall Street level of sophistication Led by a four-partner team, Q Advisors was built on a vision to serve its clients with a Wall Street level of sophistication tempered with a more personal, customized, hands-on approach. The firm was founded in 2001 by Michael Quinn. He was quickly joined by fellow partners Michael Crawford, Gerry DeHaven, and Patrick Scott. Although well-known across the global TMT industry, in recent years the firm has acquired a growing reputation in the cloud and managed services sector. Q Advisors was an early entrant in this segment with a transaction back in 2007 involving New Global Telecom (NGT). Q Advisors has since become the cloud and managed services investment banking sector leader, having completed numerous transactions in this space. The firm also has a well-established global footprint with a network of international affiliations and 30 closed cross-border TMT transactions.
2016 is set to be a record year for the firm with 13 transactions already closed through Q3 2016. Recent notable deals include: the TelePacific-DSCI acquisition and related financing, Onvoy’s acquisition of ANPI, ATN International’s acquisition of Innovate, Arkadin’s purchase of ATC, GTT’s acquisition of Telnes, Broadsmart’s sale to Magic Jack and the mundoMedia recapitalization.
Cross Border Anniversary Events
Q Advisors is celebrating its 15th anniversary with employees, clients and partners through a series of cross-border industry events that kicked-off with the Cloud Communications Alliance (CCA) Conference in Denver on September 19-20. The Q Advisors-hosted conference attracted over 70 of the leading providers of UCaaS and managed services, including Arkadin, CallTower, CoreDial, BlueFace, GTT, Onvoy, Stage 2, Solgari, TelePacific, Ring Central and Vonage.
CCA Denver Conference
Michael Quinn, founder of Q Advisors (right) speaks with guests and other Q Advisors team members at recent CCA Denver Conference. (right to left: Ernest Cunningham, Senior Partner, EC Ventures; Andy Monroe, Managing Director, Q Advisors; Andrew Gaffney, Managing Director, Q Advisors; and Tim Medina, CFO of TelePacific)
Gerry DeHaven, Q Advisors Partner (right) speaks with Alan Foy, CEO, Blueface, at CCA Denver Conference
Fritz Hendricks, President, Onvoy, key note speaker, addresses audience at recent CCA Denver Conference
European VoIP Summit
Q Advisors carried its 15th anniversary celebration across the Atlantic this week to the European VoIP Summit in Amsterdam hosted by the Cavell Group, a key international affiliate. Michael Quinn, Partner, addressed the audience on the topic of Market Consolidation – Best Practices, while Andy Monroe, Q Advisors, Managing Director, lead a panel on Private Equity and Valuation of the Managed Service Space.
At a celebratory dinner held in conjunction with the European VoIP Summit, founding partner Michael Quinn said, “Over the last fifteen years, Q Advisors has continued to grow due to our deep specialization in TMT and personal commitment to client service.No other investment bank offers senior level attention and deep industry expertise on every client engagement.We see continued explosive growth opportunities in this industry and look forward to another 15 years and beyond of working hand-in-hand with our clients.”