Era Anagnosti

Partner, Washington, DC

Biography

Overview

Era Anagnosti is a partner in the Global Capital Markets Practice at White & Case LLP.  She is the firm's SEC designated partner on complex and novel securities laws matters rising under the Securities Act and the Exchange Act. Ms. Anagnosti regularly advises public companies in connection with their Exchange Act reporting obligations and corporate governance matters. Her transactional experience encompasses initial public offerings representing both issuers and underwriters, follow-on offerings, de-SPAC transactions, tender offers, spin-offs, and rights offerings. Her expertise extends to cutting-edge securities matters in Fintech, where she regularly advises clients in the blockchain, digital assets, DeFi, and NFT space with respect to compliance with federal and state securities laws.  

Prior to joining White & Case, Ms. Anagnosti spent over a decade at the SEC, including in the role of Acting Assistant Director of the Office of Finance, in the Division of Corporation Finance. From December 2017 through October 2018, Ms. Anagnosti managed the Division's review program for all token offerings. During her time at the SEC, Ms. Anagnosti gained significant experience handling the review of many public company filings across different industries, and was a key contributor to a number of the Division's cross-disciplinary task forces, including the Office of Chief Counsel's Shareholder Proposal Task Force. Prior to joining the SEC, Ms. Anagnosti was a corporate transactional attorney at two leading international law firms.
 

Bars and Courts
California State Bar
District of Columbia Bar
New York State Bar
Education
Graduate Diploma in Law
University of Tirana
Albania
Master of Law
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Languages
English
Albanian

Experience

Represented VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings III, Inc. (NYSE: VPCC ), a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), sponsored by Victory Park Capital Advisors, LLC, a Chicago-based private equity firm (Victory Park Capital), on its business combination with Dave Inc., a banking app on a mission to build products that level the financial playing field, with an expected pro forma, fully-diluted equity value of approximately US$4 billion.

Represented VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings (NASDAQ: VIH), a SPAC sponsored by Victory Park Capital, in its US$2.1 billion business combination with Bakkt Holdings, LLC, the transformative digital asset marketplace launched in 2018 by Intercontinental Exchange, Inc.

Represented D-Market Electronic Services and Trading (“Hepsiburada”) (NASD: HEPS) in its US$780 million IPO of 65,251,000 ADSs representing Class B Ordinary Shares (including secondary and green-shoe components) on Nasdaq. The IPO marks the first IPO by a Turkish company on Nasdaq.

Represented B. Riley Principal 250 Merger Corp. (Nasdaq: BRIVU) on its US$150 million initial public offering.  B. Riley Principal 250 Merger Corp. is a blank check company incorporated as a Delaware corporation whose business purpose is to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or other similar business combination with one or more businesses.

Represented dMY Technology Group, Inc. II (NYSE: DMYD), a SPAC, in its US$1.5 billion business combination with UK-based Genius Sports Group Limited, a leading provider of sports data and technology powering the sports, betting and media ecosystem.

Represented B. Riley Principal 150 Merger Corp. (Nasdaq: BRPMU) on its US$172.5 million initial public offering. B. Riley Principal 150 Merger Corp. is a blank check company incorporated as a Delaware corporation whose business purpose is to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or other similar business combination with one or more businesses.  Currently representing B. Riley Principal 150 Merger Corp. on its pending acquisition of FaZe Clan, Inc., a leading digital content platform.

Represented Sempra Energy in the acquisition of the remaining stake in Infraestructura Energética Nova SAB de CV (IEnova), in a deal valuing the target at approximately $5.81 billion.  IEnova is one of the largest owners and operators of renewable power assets and energy transportation and storage in Mexico.  The deal consisted of a stock-for-stock exchange and resulted in Sempra Energy's listing on the Mexican stock exchange.

Represented B. Riley Principal Merger Corp. II (NYSE: BMRG, BMRG WS, BMRG.U), a SPAC, in its US$550 million business combination with Eos Energy Services LLC, a leading manufacturer of zinc hybrid cathode battery energy storage systems.

Represented Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC in connection with Lemonade, Inc.'s $367 million initial public offering of 12,650,000 shares of common stock on the New York Stock Exchange. Lemonade is a full-stack insurance provider.