Former SEC Director of Corporation Finance joins &vest as Partner

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&vest, an investment platform founded in 2019 focused on SPACs and private investments, has appointed Bill Hinman as a Partner.

Hinman served as Director of Corporation Finance at the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from 2017 to 2020, where he was primarily responsible for overseeing regulations and processes for initial public offerings and other corporate disclosures. During his tenure at the SEC, Mr. Hinman spearheaded nearly 50 policy and rule-making initiatives designed to strengthen public markets as well as modernise and improve the framework for companies accessing capital markets, including addressing the large increase in SPAC offerings.

Prior to his tenure at the SEC, Hinman was as a partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP (where he recently returned as a senior advisor). Hinman played a leading role in the IPOs of Alibaba, Facebook, Google, eBay, Square, Agilent, Seagate and VMware, among many others, and he has represented a wide range of issuers and underwriters in capital-raising transactions and corporate acquisitions.

At &vest, Hinman will serve as a partner advising on capital markets efforts, as well as key legal and regulatory matters.

"Bill's professional experience is unmatched as we navigate the shifting SPAC regulatory landscape and continue to engage with companies preparing to enter the public markets," says Doug Jacob, &vest founder. "His unique blend of public and private service as well as his insight into the regulatory changes we know will come to the SPAC market provide us and the companies we combine with a significant strategic advantage.  We are thrilled he has joined our team and believe he will have a tremendous impact on all &vest stakeholders."