Jean Tardy-Joubert joined Highland Europe in March 2018 as an Advisory Partner. Previously, Jean founded and ran Qatalyst's European practice since 2009. Jean has 25 years of investment banking experience, the last 20 of which have been focused on advising technology companies in EMEA.
Prior to joining Qatalyst, Jean served as head of European Technology Investment Banking at Merrill Lynch, and co-head of the European Technology, Media and Telecom group for Credit Suisse.
Jean has helped shape the European Technology landscape over the last 25 years, advising on landmark transactions including Matchesfashion.com’s sale to Apax Partners, Skyscanner’s $1.8B sale to CTrip, SwiftKey’s sale to Microsoft, Autonomy’s $11.7B sale to HP, NXP’s demerger from Philips, Genesys' $1.5B sale to a private equity consortium, Alcatel’s $7B acquisition of Newbridge Networks, the initial public offerings of CSR, Sequans, Virata and Wavecom, and the recent financing of Farfetch.
The Highland Europe team have known Jean for over 20 years and have had the fortune to work with him on several occasions, most recently on the successful sale of Matchesfashion.com to Apax Partners.
Jean holds a B.S., Economics and a Master, Banking & Finance from Université Paris-Assas.
A native of Paris, Jean now lives in London with his wife Aude and their four children. He enjoys running and tennis, and is a season ticket holder at Stamford Bridge.