ROTH Capital Partners hires MD and healthcare investment banking co-head

ROTH Capital Partners has appointed James Antonopoulos as managing director and co-head of healthcare investment banking. Previously, Antonopoulos worked at Canaccord Genuity where he served as a senior investment banker.


NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., June 28, 2017 /BusinessWire/ — ROTH Capital Partners (ROTH),, a full service investment bank focused on serving emerging growth companies and their investors, today announced that James Antonopoulos has joined the firm as Managing Director, Co-Head of Healthcare Investment Banking.

Mr. Antonopoulos joins ROTH from Canaccord Genuity where he was a Senior Investment Banker. Mr. Antonopoulos has approximately 10 years of investment banking experience and has completed over 250 equity, debt and M&A transactions, representing over $10.0 billion in aggregate value. He has advised and raised capital for a wide range of healthcare companies and has served on multiple Boards, including MabVax Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. and Bella Financial Investments LLC.

“I am excited to partner with James in continuing to build on the successful track record of ROTH in providing first class investment banking services to healthcare companies in the U.S. and abroad,” said Eric B. Cheng, Managing Director and Co-Head of Healthcare Investment Banking. “James’s extensive transaction experience and relationships will further deepen our capabilities in the sector.”

“We look forward to having Eric and James lead our healthcare investment banking team,” said Byron Roth, CEO of ROTH Capital Partners. “We believe that they have the collective expertise to solidify our banking platform. As we also continue to add resources to our research department, we intend to grow our position as one of the leading investment banks for emerging healthcare companies and their investors.”

Mr. Antonopoulos commented, “I am enthusiastic to join such a proven platform as ROTH’s, which is focused on servicing the financial and strategic demands of emerging growth companies globally. Moreover, I look forward to working with Eric and the broader ROTH Team to continue to provide industry leading advice to our clients.”

Since 2010, ROTH has assisted its healthcare clients in raising over $12.7 billion in approximately 360 transactions. (Source: ROTH Capital Partners | 06/27/2017)

Mr. Antonopoulos earned his undergraduate degree from Babson College and his Juris Doctorate from Villanova School of Law, where he was on the Villanova Law Review. He will be working at the firm’s New York 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 employee owned, and maintains offices throughout the U.S. For more information on ROTH, please visit