When we decided to embark on a strategic sale of the Company we looked at advisors in both the U.S. and Europe with experience in managed services and the hosted contact center space. Q Advisors came highly recommended and their knowledge of the sector was head and shoulders above others with whom we spoke.Because they know our business, not only did they run a rigorous process, but Magnetic North was able to choose from a number of attractive options from a variety of interested parties. The result was a combination with West Corporation that will be great for our customers, partners, and employees. Q Advisors was with our team every step of the way, helping us navigate deal intricacies and ultimately completing a transaction on attractive terms. Q's dedicated team put in huge efforts to help us make sure the process ran to completion and they went way beyond the service I would have expected from an investment bank. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone in a similar position.
We specialize in the telecom, media, and technology (TMT) sectors, taking a customized, hands-on approach with each client. Whether managing domestic or international mergers and acquisitions transactions, or running a complex debt or equity financing process, we leverage the talents of our partners and experienced senior team—accomplished professionals with over 150 years of combined entrepreneurial, financial, legal, consulting, and operations experience with some of the world's most respected multinational telecom, technology and financial institutions. Moreover, our partners lead the transactions and remain actively engaged in every step toward a closing.
At Q Advisors, we have a singular focus working as an extension of our client and its management team and take great care to avoid any conflicts of interest. The buyers, investors, and target prospects that we selectively approach are unique, creative, and tailored for each client engagement. We have extraordinary international reach, having closed approximately 30 percent of our transactions outside of the United States since the firm's inception.
At the heart of our work lies a commitment to obtaining the optimal transaction outcome for our clients and maximizing value. We invest significant time early in our relationships to understand a client’s business and exclusive needs, asking difficult questions ahead of the market. This investment of time and commitment to clients’ individual goals results in the firm’s high rate of transaction closure and even higher level of client satisfaction. Since inception, over half of Q Advisors’ transactions have originated from client referrals and repeat client business.