Alternative IPO investment bank WR Hambrecht + Co. is losing the senior banker who has led the firm’s Reg A initiative, putting the future of the firm’s crowdfinance program in doubt. Whitney White, a partner and Hambrecht’s head of equity capital markets, is joining Prime Trust LLC, the trust company and crowdfinance back-office administrator spun off from FundAmerica last summer.
Element Partners, a leading investor in sustainability technology, has announced the opening of a San Francisco office and the addition of Raj Atluru and Anup Jacob as General Partners and Managing Directors.
Veteran emerging growth company deal attorney Richard Friedman has left Sichenzia, Ross, Friedman & Ference with three other attorneys in the firm's securities practice to join Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton's New York office.
Marc Gottschalk has joined Duane Morris as a partner in the firm’s San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices. Gottschalk joins Duane Morris from Sidley Austin, where he co-led the firm's venture practice.