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Katalyst is an investment bank that specializes in highly structured transactions for private and public companies in the US and abroad. Katalyst’s services include assisting clients in raising equity and debt financing, mergers & acquisition advice and strategic corporate finance guidance.

Jonathan Kalman is Chairman and CEO of Katalyst LLC, an investment banking firm specializing in highly structured transactions for private and public companies in the US and abroad. Mr. Kalman is also Managing Partner of Jaguar Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on investments in the payments industry, and is Chairman and CEO of Jaguar Acquisition Corporation, a public company (NASDAQ: JGACU.OB) formed to effect a merger, capital stock exchange or asset acquisition with an operating business in the financial services or payments industry.

Earlier, Mr. Kalman was General Partner of Katalyst Venture Partners, and General Partner of Internet Katalyst Investment Partners, early stage venture funds. Mr. Kalman was also an investor in Breakaway Solutions (NASDAQ: BWAY), and assisted the company through its explosive growth from 20 employees to over 1000 and an IPO led by Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank and Lehman Brothers.

Prior to forming Katalyst, he was Managing Director of Naviant Technology Solutions, acquired by Equifax (NYSE: EFX). Mr. Kalman began his career at IBM, where he had sales, technology and management positions. While at IBM, he worked with clients in the payments industry, as well as led an advanced semiconductor diagnostics and technology team.

Mr. Kalman is currently a director of RS Software (India) Ltd., a Bombay Stock Exchange listed software solutions provider in the payments industry; a director of PE Systems LLC, a specialty accounting firm focused on reducing merchant’s cost of accepting credit and debit cards; and an advisor to Nstein Technologies (TSX-V: EIN), a software and solutions company specializing in analyzing vast amounts of unstructured data in any language.

Mr. Kalman is a member of the Young President's Organization (YPO) and is an officer in the Philadelphia Chapter of YPO. He has broad national and international experience, having advised companies in the US, Europe, Latin America, India, China, Israel and Canada. Mr. Kalman holds an MBA from Northwestern University's J.L. Kellogg School of Management and a BS in Applied Physics from Cornell University.
Katalyst LLC
1200 River Road, Suite 1302
Conshohocken, PA 19428
Phone: 484-530-1750
Fax: 484-530-1799