Hamel Jumps to ROTH Capital

John Hamel has joined ROTH Capital Partners as MD and head of the FIG unit. Hamel was previously with FBR Capital Markets where he headed the West Coast FIG group.


ROTH Capital Partners (ROTH), www.roth.com, a full service investment bank recognized for providing financing and advisory services to emerging growth companies worldwide, today announced that John A. Hamel has joined the firm’s Investment Banking team as a Managing Director and Head of the Financial Institutions Group (FIG).

Mr. Hamel has over 15 years investment banking experience with a focus on completing public and private capital raises and executing merger, acquisition and other advisory services transactions in the bank, thrift, specialty finance and financial technology industries. He joins ROTH from FBR Capital Markets where he was a Managing Director and Head of the West Coast Financial Institutions Investment Banking Group.

“We are excited to welcome John to our banking team,” said Byron Roth, CEO of ROTH Capital. “He brings with him extensive experience, a strong track record of successful transactions and a well-developed network of long-standing business relationships with bank and financial services clients. His addition to the firm, coupled with our plan to roll out research on small to mid-cap banks and specialty finance companies, indicate ROTH’s commitment to growing our Financial Institutions practice and broadening our relationships in this sector. John’s leadership will be instrumental in this regard.”

“I am very pleased to be joining ROTH Capital, which has well-established research and transaction expertise within the financial services sector,” said Mr. Hamel. “I have long admired the firm for the depth of its knowledge and experience within its focus areas, and the ability this insight gives its bankers to develop unique ideas and financing structures that best serve the needs of its clients. I look forward to working with Byron and my colleagues in the Financial Institutions Group to build and grow the practice.”

Mr. Hamel received his M.B.A. from New York University and a B.S. from the University of Southern California.

About Roth Capital Partners, LLC:

ROTH Capital Partners, LLC (ROTH), is a relationship-driven investment bank focused on identifying opportunities for institutional investors in U.S.-listed equity securities of companies based in the U.S. and China. Headquartered in Newport Beach, CA, with offices throughout the U.S., Hong Kong and a Shanghai Representative Office, the employee-owned firm provides analytical research, trading, capital raising, and business combination advisory services. ROTH seeks to implement innovative financing strategies to efficiently meet the liquidity and valuation requirements of both its corporate and institutional investor clients.