Roth Capital Partners Announces the Addition of Brian Wright, Senior Research Analyst, Covering the AgTech Sector

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Roth Capital Partners (Roth), www.roth.com, a full service investment bank focused on serving emerging growth companies and their investors, today announced that Brian Wright has joined the firm as Managing Director & Senior Research Analyst, where he will be covering companies in the AgTech and overall Agribusiness emerging growth industries. Mr. Wright brings two decades of capital markets experience as a multi-award winning senior equity research analyst.

Prior to joining Roth, Mr. Wright held analyst positions at Bear Stearns, Jefferies, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and Citadel. He also held investor relations positions with a number of life sciences and healthcare companies. Brian began his career as a financial analyst at IBM working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Kansas City.

In 2008, Mr. Wright was named to the Wall Street Journal’s “Best on the Street” survey. He was the #1 ranked analyst in the US for the healthcare provider sector. Additionally, the StarMine Analyst Survey recognized Mr. Wright as #1 in earnings estimate accuracy in 2014 and #1 in stock selection in 2015 in the healthcare provider sector.

“Brian has developed a niche within the AgTech sector, not only with issuers, but also with fundamental institutional investors who are invested in the space. We are excited to have him join our team. We continue to take advantage of opportunities for expansion by adding professionals in sectors which we believe are aligned with our emerging growth focus,” stated Byron Roth, CEO of Roth Capital Partners.

“The accelerating pace of innovation in agriculture will meet the needs of our planet in a more sustainable manner resulting in a growing asset class for investors. Innovation around genetics, plant nutrition, controlled environment agriculture, water management, automation, pest control, supply chain transparency, soil management, artificial intelligence, and carbon sequestration are all contributing to precision, sustainable agriculture that meets the changing tastes & preferences of the consumer,” said Mr. Wright. “The tech and sustainability teams at Roth have a long history and deep relationships in the AgTech sector. I look forward to enhancing and broadening these team’s research coverage,” continued Mr. Wright.

Brian received his M.B.A from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and graduated cum laude from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri.

Since 2000, Roth has been involved in approximately 450 transactions for its Technology and Sustainability clients combined, with total transaction value of over $45 Billion.

(Source: Roth Capital Partners | 08/26/2021)

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, Calif., Roth is privately-held and owned by its employees, and maintains offices throughout the U.S. For more information on Roth, please visit www.roth.com.

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