John A. Hamel has joined Newport Beach-based ROTH Capital Partners’ Investment Banking team as a managing director and head of the Financial Institutions Group (FIG).
Hamel brings more than 15 years of investment banking experience to his new post. He formerly worked with FBR Capital Markets, where he served as a managing director and head of the company's West Coast Financial Institutions Investment Banking Group.
"(Hamel's) 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," said Byron Roth, CEO of Roth Capital Partners. "John’s leadership will be instrumental in this regard.”
Founded in 1984, ROTH Capital Partners is a full-service investment bank focused on identifying opportunities for institutional investors based in the United States and China. The company has locations throughout the U.S., Hong Kong and a representative office in Shanghai.
"I am very pleased to be joining ROTH Capital, which has well-established research and transaction expertise within the financial-services sector,” said 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.”
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