John Brockland was hired by San Francisco-based Hogan Lovells LLP as an IP and technology transactions partner. Brockland focuses on M&A involving the development, transfer, and licensing of technology and intellectual property assets.

Cody Carper has joined Wilkie Farr & Gallagher LLP as a partner in Houston. Carper advises clients on transactions across the energy sector, including acquisitions, joint ventures, drilling partnerships and joint development arrangements.

Anthony Cassano has been promoted from vice president and principal to partner at New York-based Spire Capital Partners. Joining the firm in February 2009, Cassano focuses on the firm's key investment verticals, which include: business services, information services, education and media. Cassano work in Citigroup Inc.'s (NYSE: C) M&A department before he joined Spire Capital.

Richard Climan has joined Hogan Lovells as an M&A partner in the firm’s San Francisco office. Climan joins most recently from Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP with experience advising on mergers, divestures, leveraged buyouts, and cross-border transactions.

Karl Eidem has joined London-based Silverfleet Capital as co-head of the Nordic region. Joining most recently from Swedish pension fund AP6, Eidem’s experience includes overseeing an international investment program through mid- to large-cap private equity firms and co-investments.

Keith Flaum was hired by Hogan Lovells as an M&A partner in San Francisco. Flaum joins most recently from Weil Gotshal & Manges with experience advising on acquisitions of publicly traded companies, cross-border transactions and joint ventures.

Tom Goila was hired by West Palm Beach, Florida-based Comvest Partners as a managing director in the firm’s direct lending group Comvest Capital. Goila is responsible for originating, structuring and managing debt investment opportunities.

Alison Harrall was promoted associate to partner at New York-based Burns & Levinson LLP. Harrall represents public and private companies in M&A, debt and venture financings, and commercial financing matters.

John Heber has joined law firm Lewis Brisbois as a partner in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Heber joins the firm’s corporate and tax practice advising on executive compensation and employee benefits. Heber’s experience includes advising on M&A, business entity formation, fund formations, and initial public offerings.

Thomas Jones has joined lower middle-market private equity firm Star Mountain Capital LLC as a senior adviser based in New York. Jones has more than 30 years of experience focusing on lending, advisory, and restructuring.

Christopher Kampe was hired by middle-market investment bank Dresner Partners as a managing director in Boston. With more than 25 years of industry experience, Kampe provides financial advisory services to companies in the consumer and retail sectors.

Matt Kinsey was promoted from partner to managing director at middle-market private equity firm BV Investment Partners. With nearly 20 years of banking and principal investing experience, Kinsey joined the Boston-based firm as an associate in 2000.

Matt Kinsey

John Lewis was hired by Chicago-based private equity firm Madison Dearborn Partners LLC as an executive partner. Lewis joins the firm most recently from Nielsen Holdings Plc (NYSE: NLSN) as global president and assists Madison Dearborn with identifying investment opportunities across the information services sector.

David Lynn has joined New York-based Jenner & Block LLP as co-chair of the firm’s securities practice. Lynn provides counsel on securities law compliance issues and transactions. Lynn previously served as chief counsel of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s division of corporation finance from 2003 to 2007.

David Lynn
David Lynn

Gabriel Monzon-Cortarelli has joined Orrick as a partner in the firm’s M&A and private equity practice. Joining most recently from Seyfarth Shaw, Monzon-Cortarelli is based in Milan, Italy. Monzon- Cortarelli’s clients cover the tech, energy & infrastructure, transportation, defense, consumer retails, and food sectors.

Seth Pritikin was hired by Chicago-based Neal Gerber Eisenberg as a partner in the firm’s corporate and securities practice. Pritikin’s experience includes M&A, divestitures, carve-out transactions, buyouts, and joint ventures.

Mike Ricciardelli has joined Boston-based BV Investment Partners as a managing director and operating partner. Ricciardelli has worked with BV Investment Partners on its operating advisory board since 2012. Ricciardelli concentrates on the business services and IT services sectors.

Mike Ricciardelli
Mike Ricciardelli

Jane Ross has joined San Francisco-based Hogan Lovells as an M&A partner in the firm’s corporate practice. Ross joins most recently from Weil Gotshal & Manges with experience representing dealmakers of public and private companies, particularly in the information technology and life sciences sectors.

Michael Siano was hired by Houlihan Lokey Inc. (NYSE: HLI) as a director in the firm’s healthcare group. Siano joins from Deutsche Bank, where he worked on a range of strategic M&A and capital markets transactions for healthcare information technology companies.

Steven Silverstein has joined New York-based commercial bank Santander Bank as a senior vice president in the firm’s asset-based lending group. Silverstein joins most recently from Macquarie Bank where here served on the structured commodities finance team.

Phil Smith was hired by Duff & Phelps as a managing director in the firm’s healthcare M&A advisory group. Based in Minneapolis, Smith has more than 25 years of healthcare M&A experience. Smith joins most recently from BMO Capital Markets.

Brien Wassner was hired by Sherman & Sterling as an M&A partner in New York. Wassner’s experience includes advising companies and private equity sponsors on corporate transactions and business combinations. Wassner joins most recently from Milbank Tweed, Hadley & McCloy.

Troy Zander has joined San Diego, California-based Cooley LLP as a partner in the firm’s debt finance practice. Zander represents lenders and companies in documenting technology, life sciences and middle-market financing transactions.

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Kamaron Leach

Kamaron Leach

Kamaron Leach joined SourceMedia in 2016, serving as Reporter of Mergers & Acquisitions. Kamaron writes the Finance Finesse column about investment banking and lending, and also covers the media and entertainment sector.