D.A. Davidson & Co. — The Great Falls, Mont.-based investment firm hired Mark Kelleher as vice president. Kelleher will be part of D.A. Davidson’s coverage of the enterprise infrastructure services sector, where he will focus on cloud computing and big data analytics. He will be based in the firm’s Boston office. Kelleher was previously with Dougherty and Co. He has covered technology for over 20 years for firms that include Adams Harkness Small Cap Growth Fund (MUTF: ASCGX) and Boston-based investment bank Tucker Anthony.
Gaw Capital Partners USA — The Hong Kong private equity firm has named Ashish Gupta as senior vice president. Gupta will be working out of the firm’s New York office where he will be responsible for sourcing new U.S. investments for the company in variously markets. Gupta previously worked as a senior vice president at the now defunct investment bank Lehman Brothers. Gaw Capital focuses on the real estate sector.
Grant Thornton LLP — Bridgewater, Nova Scotia-based bankruptcy adviser Haley and Associates Inc. will be folded into Grant Thornton Canada as of Feb. 1, 2014. Haley and Associates has been providing bankruptcy and insolvency services in the Nova Scotia market since 2005. The office also has offices in Halifax and Yarmouth, as well as satellite offices in Barrington Passage, Chester, Liverpool, Digby, Shelburne, Tantallon and Windsor. The decision to join Grant Thornton comes on the heels of managing partner Darryl Haley’s announcement to retire. All other Haley and Associates employees are slated to join Chicago-based advisory firm Grant Thornton.
Palamon Capital Partners — The London private equity firm appointed Philippe Arbour as managing director of structured finance. Arbour previously spent ten years with Lloyds Banking Group, where he worked in a variety of roles spanning trade finance, specialist credit and leveraged finance. Most recently, he was a director in the leveraged finance and high yield team. In 2006, he was a founding member of the large-cap sponsor coverage and LBO execution team, which would go on to become a market leader in European leveraged finance. Between 2010 and 2011 he was seconded to 3i plc as a director in its banking team.
Withers Bergman LLP — The law firm tapped Corrado Manuali (pictured) to be head of its Italian desk. Manuali, who will be based in the Withers Bergman New York headquarters, will advise all clients — both wealthy families and companies operating in the U.S. — that are looking to expand into Italy. He comes to Withers Bergman from Kranjac Tripodi & Partners LLP.