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September 11, 1998 | Bloomberg News
BancBoston Robertson Stephens is close to reaching a separation agreement with Sanford Robertson under which the man who founded the firm 20 years ago would agree not to compete in investment banking for an undisclosed period, sources familiar with the matter said. The agreement, which could be signed by today, would provide Robertson, 67, an unspecified payment and allow him to form a venture capital or money management firm, the sources said.
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September 11, 1998 | Bloomberg News
BancBoston Robertson Stephens is close to reaching a separation agreement with Sanford Robertson under which the man who founded the firm 20 years ago would agree not to compete in investment banking for an undisclosed period, sources familiar with the matter said. The agreement, which could be signed by today, would provide Robertson, 67, an unspecified payment and allow him to form a venture capital or money management firm, the sources said.
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BUSINESS
June 5, 1998 | Bloomberg News
BancAmerica Robertson Stephens & Co. said investment banking chief Misha Petkevich, 49, will leave once BankBoston Corp. completes its purchase of the San Francisco-based firm. In addition, Paul Sherer, 39, head of telecommunications investment banking, said he has not signed a contract to remain and is both talking with Robertson Stephens about a change of assignment and exploring outside prospects.
BUSINESS
May 29, 1998 | Debora Vrana
BankBoston Corp. is expected to announce an agreement to buy the San Francisco-based investment bank BancAmerica Robertson Stephens as soon as today, sources said. BankBoston would probably pay more than $700 million for Robertson Stephens, with the bulk going to BankAmerica Corp. and the rest to keep key employees after the sale.
SPORTS
July 21, 2004 | BOB MIESZERSKI
Trainer Kathy Walsh won a division of the Oceanside Stakes, Del Mar's traditional opening day feature, with Devious Boy a year ago. Walsh will try to accomplish the feat again in 2004 as she'll start Hippocrates in the first of two divisions of the Oceanside, an ungraded race at one mile on the turf. Owned by Sanford Robertson, Hippocrates, a 3-year-old Hennessy colt, hasn't run on the turf since making his debut at Naas last Aug. 4 in Ireland.
BUSINESS
January 6, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
Google Inc. has hired Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to arrange its initial public offering, which may raise as much as $4 billion, a banker involved in the transaction said Monday. The expected IPO by the world's most-used Internet search engine has been a hot topic on Wall Street in recent months. If the deal is worth $4 billion, it would be the biggest IPO since CIT Group Inc.'s $4.9-billion deal in July 2002.
BUSINESS
April 26, 2000 | LAWRENCE J. MAGID, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Business barter has traded up in popularity in the last decade. Now the Internet is making it easier to reach a larger audience and exchange goods and services across the nation or globe. More than 7,000 Southern California businesses already engage in cashless barter as an alternative to the dollar-driven economy. Those numbers could increase if Web sites such as BigVine.com and Ubarter.com take off, competing with the 60 or so barter clubs that already operate here. BigVine.
BUSINESS
January 13, 1999 | DEBORA VRANA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
E-Trade Group Inc., the Palo Alto-based online brokerage, on Tuesday unveiled plans to create an online investment bank that will help companies raise money over the Internet and be led by Orange County investment banker Walter Cruttenden III. The company, EOffering, will be challenging some powerhouse Wall Street firms, much as E-Trade did when it began selling stocks online. Investors include Sanford Robertson and Cruttenden, who both previously led their own California-based investment banks.
BUSINESS
January 13, 1999 | DEBORA VRANA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
E-Trade Group Inc., the Palo Alto-based online brokerage, on Tuesday unveiled plans to create an online investment bank that will help companies raise money over the Internet and be led by Orange County investment banker Walter Cruttenden III. The company, EOffering, will be challenging some powerhouse Wall Street firms, much as E-Trade did when it began selling stocks online. Investors include Sanford Robertson and Cruttenden, who both previously led their own California-based investment banks.
BUSINESS
December 26, 1989 | CARLA LAZZARESCHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The sign behind T. J. Rodgers' desk reads simply: "Be reasonable, demand the impossible." But what happens when the best known of Silicon Valley's new generation of computer chip makers doesn't get what he wants? "Gee, I don't know," reflects his assistant. "It's never happened." It didn't happen in 1983 when Rodgers, then age 35 and with one semiconductor failure already under his belt, persuaded Silicon Valley's top venture capitalists to put up $7.
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August 25, 1997 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It doesn't show up on the roster of White House advisory panels and blue-ribbon commissions. It doesn't even have an official name, although those in the know have nicknamed it "Gore-Tech." Once a month, Vice President Al Gore meets privately with a select group of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, sometimes on the high-tech executives' home turf in Northern California, sometimes around a conference table at the White House.
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