Roth Capital Partners closed the acquisition of MKM Partners and will conduct business as ROTH MKM.
The combined organization will employ over 235 individuals, with approximately 60 investment bankers, 45 research analysts, more than 75 distribution individuals specializing in the markets and 500+ stocks under coverage.
“I am confident that the combination will provide a stronger and more expanded offering for ROTH MKM clients. We are excited about our foundation for growth,” said Byron Roth, executive chairman.
The deal was announced in August. Roth Capital Partners is one of the most active firms in the PIPEs market.
Sagar Sheth, MKM’s former Chief Executive Officer is now CEO of ROTH MKM. Aaron Gurewitz is President, and Gordon Roth will remain as CFO of the firm.
ROTH MKM is a relationship-driven investment bank focused on serving growth companies and their investors. They offer a full-service platform providing capital raising, high impact equity research, macroeconomics, sales and trading, technical insights, derivatives strategies, M&A advisory, and corporate access.
Headquartered in Newport Beach, California, ROTH MKM is a privately-held, employee owned organization and maintains offices throughout the U.S.
MKM is an institutional equity research, sales and trading firm headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut with additional offices in Boston, Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Austin.
MKM combines fundamental analysis with macroeconomics, technical insights, derivatives strategies, event-driven commentary, alternative research, and execution. With over 1,000 institutional clients the firm has trade execution abilities in both global equity markets and in U.S. options markets.
Houlihan Lokey was financial advisor and Hunton Andrews Kurth acted as legal advisor to MKM. Oppenheimer & Co. acted as financial advisor and DLA Piper was legal advisor to ROTH.