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Jack MacDonald

Jack MacDonald is a partner in the Palo Alto office and has over 25 years of investment banking experience and has advised some of the world’s most prominent companies on transactions aggregating almost $1.0 trillion in value. He joined Centerview Partners in August 2021 and is a senior member of the Technology Strategic Advisory team.

Prior to joining Centerview, Mr. MacDonald spent his entire banking career at Merrill Lynch/BofA Merrill Lynch where he rose to be one of the most senior bankers on the platform and held various leadership roles including Co-Head of Global Investment Banking, Head of Tech, Media & Telecom Investment banking and Global Co-Head of Mergers & Acquisitions.

Mr. MacDonald has served as a trusted adviser to clients across multiple industries with a focus on various Technology sectors including: Software, Semiconductors, Internet/E-Commerce and Enterprise Services and Solutions.

Selected Technology M&A Transactions Include:
  • Salesforce.com’s $28B acquisition of Slack Technologies
  • Xilinx’s $35B merger with AMD
  • Coherent’s $6.5B sale to II-VI
  • Intel’s Nand Flash Memory business sale to SK Hynix for $9B
  • Salesforce.com’s $16B acquisition of Tableau
  • Broadcom’s acquisition of Symantec’s Enterprise Business for $10.7B
  • Vertafore sale to Bain Capital and Vista Equity Partners for $2.8B
  • Broadcom’s acquisition of CA Technologies for $19B
  • Epicor sale to KKR for $3.3B
  • Global Payments $21.5B merger with TSYS
  • HPE’s acquisition of Nimble Storage for $1.0B
  • Salesforce.com’s $6.5B acquisition of Mulesoft
  • Fidelity National’s $9.1B acquisition of Sungard
  • Dell’s acquisition of EMC for $67B and Quest Software for $2.4B
  • Western Digital’s $18B acquisition of Sandisk
  • Cisco System’s acquisitions of Thousand Eyes, Broadsoft, Meraki and Acano
  • Salesforce.com’s acquisition of Demandware for $2.8B
  • BMC Software $6.9B sale to Bain Capital and Golden Gate Capital
  • RFMD’s $2B merger of equals with Triquint to form Qorvo
  • Western Digital's acquisition of Hitachi Global Storage for $4.8B
  • Novellus $3.3B sale to Lam Research
  • Salesforce.com’s acquisition of Exact Target for $2.5B
  • Sybase $7.0B sale to SAP
  • Foundry Networks sale to Brocade for $3.0B
  • SPPS, Filenet and Blade Networks in their sales to IBM
  • Digital Insight's sale to Intuit for $1.3B
  • Ebay’s acquisitions of Bill-Me-Later for $1B and Skype for $2.6B
In addition to advising on several landscape defining transactions, Mr. MacDonald has advised clients on raid defense and activist matters throughout his career on Wall Street.

Jack holds an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business and a BS from Drexel University. On two separate occasions, Jack was named one of the Deal Makers of the Year by Institutional Investor and Business Insider, respectively. Jack is married with three children.

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  • Arts Connection
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Agiliti Inc.
Announced: Q1 2024
Value: $2.5 billion
Status: Pending

Exclusive financial advisor to the Special Committee of Agiliti on its sale to THL Partners
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