Private Equity Week Wire for Monday 4/30

PALO ALTO, CA – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
(WSGR), the nation’s leading technology law firm, announced today that
Robert S. Fore has joined the firm as a Partner in the Fund Services Group,
which provides legal services and counsel to venture capital and other
private equity funds.

Fore comes to WSGR from the Bank of America family of companies, where he
served as general counsel to their worldwide private equity businesses and
worked with leading venture capital and buyout firms. Recently, he also
served as an investment banker with Banc of America Securities.

NEW YORK — Jeff Martin has joined Rothschild as a Managing Director in its Corporate Finance Group, it was announced today by Gerald Rosenfeld, Chief Executive Officer of Rothschild North America. An investment banker with 20 years experience, Mr. Martin specializes in advising companies in mergers and acquisitions. At Rothschild, in addition to general M&A, he will also focus on healthcare.

Mr. Martin, age 46, joins Rothschild from San Francisco-based Thomas Weisel Partners LLC where he was responsible for the firm