Patrick J. Keating, Managing Director 



As President and Founder of Keating International Patrick brings 35+ years of experience on a global basis towards developing the proprietary M&A processes and specialized sector knowledge within the technology industry that he now applies at KI as a M&A advisor to technology entrepreneurs.

Prior to forming Keating International Patrick was Senior Partner at Yole Finance (a business unit of Yole Developpement) in Lyon from 2008-2012. At Yole Finance Patrick was focused on advising entrepreneurs in early and expansion stage companies on a global basis that were developing the next generation of semiconductor materials and devices.

From 2006-2008 Patrick was Co-Founder and Partner at Bosfor Bioscience Partners in Istanbul Turkey where he and his partners advised the leading entrepreneurs in the bioscience sector in Turkey and the surrounding region. This included advising Monrol AS on its sale to Eczacibasi in 2008 - the largest bioscience M&A transaction at that time in Turkey.

Before forming Bosfor Bioscience Partners Patrick was Managing Director and Board Member from 2002 - 2006 at Is Venture Capital Fund  – the leading venture capital fund in Turkey during this period.  During his tenure at Is Venture Capital Patrick led the fund to become the most active early and expansion stage investor in Turkey during this time investing $50.0 million with entrepreneurs in eight companies achieving an IRR of 23.1%. In addition, Patrick led the successful IPO of the fund itself on the Istanbul Stock Exchange (ISE) in 2004.

After relocating to Istanbul Turkey in 1998 from San Francisco Patrick worked as Managing Director of Corporate Finance at Strategi Securities from 1998-2002 where he led it to become one of the leading firms advising entrepreneurs in early and expansion stage technology companies in Turkey. This included the organization of the first technology investment conference in Turkey at the Swiss Hotel in Istanbul in 2000, where 32 Turkish early and expansion stage technology companies presented to1,500 domestic and international investors.

Patrick began his career in the financial services industry in San Francisco in 1986 as a stock broker at Morgan Stanley before focusing on business financial services at Merrill Lynch, Citicorp and, for three years before relocating to Europe in 1998, Hambrecht & Quist Investment Banking (H&Q). At the time Hambrecht & Quist (H&Q) was the leading technology investment bank in the USA.  During Patrick's tenure with the firm H&Q completed 103 IPO's with a value of $4.5 billion for companies such as Amazon, Netscape and Pixar. This included Patrick's participation in H&Q's own IPO in 1996.

Patrick began his professional career in local and state government in Montana. From 1981-1983 he was the Assistant Managing Director of the Anaconda-Deer Lodge County Community Development Agency in Anaconda and, from 1984-1986, he was a Local Government and Business Specialist for the State of Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation in Helena.

Patrick holds a Bachelor of Science degree from St. John’s University, Collegeville Minnesota obtained in 1979 and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Montana, Missoula Montana obtained in 1984.


Patrick is a native of Atkinson Nebraska. Patrick is U.S. Citizen and is currently a permanent resident of France with work permission granted from the French government with the establishment of Keating International in 2012 here in Lyon FRANCE.