ROTH Capital Partners Investment Banker Brian Kremer to Present at
The Annual Cleantech OC Conference on September 12, 2011


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Press Release Source:  ROTH Capital Partners

Conference to Feature Variety of Panel Discussions Promoting Economic Growth in the Orange County Clean Technology Industry and a Sold-out Exhibit Hall

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE) Sep 9, 2011 -- ROTH Capital Partners (ROTH),, a full service investment bank recognized for providing financing and advisory services to emerging growth companies worldwide, is pleased to announced that its Director of Cleantech Investment Banking, Brian Kremer, will present at CleanTech OC 2011, scheduled for September 12, 2011 at  the Irvine Hyatt Regency Hotel.

ROTH Capital Partners, a founding member of CleanTech OC, is proud to once again sponsor and participate in CleanTech OC’s annual conference and expo. The theme for CleanTech OC 2011 is "Cleantech at the Tipping Point," and the event will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, information, and business opportunities among cleantech companies, government entities, and academia. This full-day conference will feature remarks by Founder & CTO of Amonix Vahan Garboushian; President Michael Peevey of the California Public Utilities Commission; former Shell Oil president and author, John Hofmeister; and CEO Joe Perry of FlexEnergy, among others.

Mr. Kremer will moderate a panel discussion at 9:30 a.m. on Investing in Cleantech. The panel will include representatives from every stage of the investment cycle, including professionals with expertise in early stage government seed funding to those who specialize in assisting companies with public offerings and listing on a national exchange.

“Although cleantech, like most industries, has seen a recent downturn in investment dollars being put to work, after a decade on the scene, the cleantech sector is now viewed as mainstream within the investment community,” Mr. Kremer noted. “CleanTech OC’s rapid growth in just the past 18 months is a testament to the important role cleantech is playing in spurring innovation and job growth in Orange County and across the U.S.”

The first half of 2011 represented a watershed period for cleantech investment banking at ROTH. During this 6-month period, ROTH led or co-managed seven cleantech equity transactions and served as advisor on two strategic investments and one acquisition. ROTH raised approximately $100 million for cleantech companies in industries ranging from bioplastics, to emissions controls, and advanced transportation technologies. In an advisory capacity, ROTH assisted companies in tapping into nearly $120 million in growth capital and served as financial advisor in the acquisition of a public company by an emerging VC-backed demand-side management firm.

“We made the difficult decision during the height of the recession to double down on cleantech and the past six months of growth are a clear sign that this investment is paying off,” stated ROTH CEO Byron Roth. “I’ve made a personal commitment to cleantech in my life, which is carrying over into the workplace as well. As a business owner it is gratifying to know that we can create a profitable and growing business center within the firm, while also making a positive impact locally and globally through these technologies. As a 20+ year member of the Orange County community, we are continually seeking opportunities to participate in important organizations like CleanTech OC.”

Joe Schimmelpfennig, Managing Director, added, “We’ve seen a significant uptick in interest among investors looking for above average growth during what remains a tepid overall economy. Cleantech is also maturing to the point where there is now a much larger universe of companies that has moved well beyond science projects and is ready for the public markets. We expect the next few years will remain very active as we continue to support this important growth sector.”

“Our cleantech research coverage comprises of 18 covered companies based in the U.S. and China, and we have plans for further expansion”, stated Philip Shen, ROTH’s Senior Research Analyst covering cleantech. “Our coverage includes a number of cleantech sub-verticals, such as solar, electric vehicles, demand-side management, energy storage, fuel cells, and emissions. In our view, many clean technologies are on the cusp of establishing compelling economic value propositions that we believe will result in a shift to market-driven demand and away from policy dependence.”

To view the complete agenda for the September 12th Conference, please click here.


ROTH Capital Partners
ROTH Capital Partners, LLC (ROTH), is a relationship-driven investment bank focused on identifying opportunities for institutional investors in U.S.-listed equity securities of companies based in the U.S. and China. Headquartered in Newport Beach, CA, with offices throughout the U.S., Hong Kong and a Shanghai Representative Office, the employee-owned firm provides analytical research, trading, capital raising, and business combination advisory services. ROTH seeks to implement innovative financing strategies to efficiently meet the liquidity and valuation requirements of both its corporate and institutional investor clients.


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