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  • adamericksom adamericksom Jan 9, 2013 8:42 PM Flag

    ROTH Capital Partners Named North America Boutique M&A Investment Bank of the Year by Global M&A Network

    ROTH Capital Partners Named North America Boutique M&A Investment Bank of the Year by Global M&A Network

    1st Auto Transport Directory’s Sale to DealerTrack Holdings Recognized as Technology & Telecom Deal of the Year for Middle Markets

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ROTH Capital Partners (ROTH), a full-service investment bank focused on serving emerging growth companies and their investors, is pleased to announce it received two awards at the annual 2012 Americas M&A Atlas Awards sponsored by Global M&A Network on October 24th in New York City. ROTH was recognized as the Boutique M&A Investment Bank of the Year in North America and received the award for Middle Market Technology & Telecom Deal of the Year for advising 1st Auto Transport Directory, Inc. (“1st Auto”) on its sale to DealerTrack Holdings, Inc. (“DealerTrack”).

    “ROTH ran a thorough and efficient process that led to maximum value for 1st Auto's shareholders and a successful outcome for all constituents.”

    “It’s an honor to be recognized by Global M&A Network as Boutique M&A Investment Bank of the Year for our advisory work over the past twelve months,” said Joe Schimmelpfennig, Managing Director and Head of Consumer and Internet Investment Banking at ROTH. “This year’s award is a testament to the depth and breadth of ROTH’s M&A advisory practice and the quality of services ROTH provides to its clients.”

    "We are delighted to be recognized for advising 1st Auto on its successful sale to DealerTrack," stated Al Longfield, Managing Director at ROTH and lead banker on the transaction. "ROTH ran a thorough and efficient process that led to maximum value for 1st Auto's shareholders and a successful outcome for all constituents.”

    ROTH was also a finalist for the Small-Mid Market USA M&A Deal of the Year, as well as for the Entertainment & Media Deal of the Year, for its work advising Manchester Lynch Integrated Media, a diversified holding company, on its acquisition of San Diego Union Tribune, the second oldest newspaper in Southern California, from prior investor Platinum Equity. In addition, ROTH was a finalist for Small-Mid Market Private Equity Deal of the Year, as well as for the Consumer Goods & Services Deal of the Year, for its work advising Macadamia Natural Oil, a professional hair care products company, on receiving an investment from Star Avenue Capital.

    This year’s awards mark the third consecutive year ROTH has earned an Americas M&A Atlas Award. In 2011, ROTH received the award for Small-Mid Market USA Deal of the Year for its work advising ZAGG, a mobile device accessories brand, on its $105 million acquisition of iFrogz, a mobile device accessories brand specializing in lifestyle audio products and protective cases, and the structuring of a $90 million senior credit facility to finance the acquisition. In 2010, ROTH received the award for the Consumer Goods Deal of the Year for its work advising Revolution Dancewear, a provider of dancewear and recital costumes directly to dance studios, on its sale to PNC Equity Partners.
    Americas M&A Atlas Awards is part of the prestigious M&A ATLAS AWARDS global brand, exclusively honoring top deals, outstanding dealmakers and A-list firms from the North and South American mergers, acquisitions, corporate, private equity, investment bank, intermediaries and legal deal communities. For 2012 a total of 612 deals were considered per eligibility standards, and ultimately, only 46 deals were judged as the award winning deals from the North and South Americas, including country deal awards from Brazil, Canada, Mexico and U.S.A.

    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.

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