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Roth Capital Acquires Equity Trading, Sales and Research Firm MKM Partners
Thursday 18 August 2022

California-based investment bank Roth Capital Partners, LLC has agreed to acquire 100% of Connecticut-based equity trading, sales and research firm MKM Partners, LLC to expand institutional brokerage capabilities, the company said.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The combined organisation will employ over 235 individuals, with approximately 60 investment bankers, 45 research analysts, more than 75 distribution professionals specialising in the markets, 550+ stocks under coverage, 14 offices across North America, a trading floor in the US, and capabilities in all major equity business lines.

MKM has an emphasis on trading, research, sales, derivatives, event driven/risk arbitrage, proprietary studies, corporate access, and high yield/credit.

Houlihan Lokey, Inc. acted as financial advisor and Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP acted as legal advisor to MKM. Oppenheimer and Co. Inc. acted as financial advisor and DLA Piper LLP acted as legal advisor to ROTH.

ROTH provides capital raising, M and A advisory, research, trading, market-making services and corporate access.

MKM Partners, LLC is an institutional equity research, sales and trading firm that combines analysis with macroeconomics, technical insights, derivatives strategies, event-driven commentary, alternative research, and execution.
Date Published: 18/08/2022