NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(www.roth.com, a full-service investment bank focused on serving emerging growth companies and their investors, today announced that Lionel Conacher has joined the firm as Vice Chairman.)--ROTH Capital Partners (ROTH),
“I have known ROTH since the late 1990s and have worked with them on transactions during that time. I am impressed with the quality of the people at ROTH and believe that I can contribute to and be part of the firm's continued growth.”
Mr. Conacher was Co-founder and CEO of Westwind Partners Inc., a Toronto broker-dealer that was purchased by Thomas Weisel Partners in 2008 for $155 million. He then served as President and COO of Thomas Weisel Partners until it was purchased by Stifel Financial in 2010. Lionel has over 25 years of experience in the finance industry in North America and the UK. He obtained his BA in Economics and Art History from Dartmouth College.
Mr. Conacher will work with ROTH's investment banking team, focusing on merger and acquisitions advisory work and corporate finance. He will also assist ROTH in its efforts to raise capital for Canadian companies from U.S. institutional investors and promote liquidity for Canadian companies on U.S. exchanges.
"We look forward to working with Lionel as we continue to build our firm and provide resources to support small-cap companies," commented Byron Roth, Chairman and CEO of ROTH. "His experience and knowledge of our industry will be an asset to our clients."
"I am excited about the opportunity to be a part of ROTH's franchise," said Conacher. "I have known ROTH since the late 1990s and have worked with them on transactions during that time. I am impressed with the quality of the people at ROTH and believe that I can contribute to and be part of the firm's continued growth."
Mr. Conacher will be working at the firm’s San Francisco office.
About ROTH Capital Partners, LLC:
ROTH Capital Partners, LLC (ROTH), is a relationship-driven investment bank focused on serving emerging growth companies and their investors. As a full-service investment bank, ROTH provides capital raising, M&A advisory, analytical research, trading, market-making services and corporate access.
Headquartered in Newport Beach, CA, ROTH is privately held and owned by its employees, and maintains offices throughout the U.S. and Hong Kong. For more information on ROTH, please visit www.roth.com.