Robert L. Johnson, the founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET) and The RLJ Companies, has announced that he has launched a full service majority owned investment bank, RLJ Capital Markets, in partnership with Roth Capital Partners.
“Over the past fifteen years we have built a platform of minority owned businesses aimed at creating value for large corporations, including top ranked money center banking institutions, which have invested in NYSE traded RLJ Lodging Trust, RLJ Equity Partners, and RLJ Credit Opportunity Fund. RLJ Capital Markets is a natural extension to this robust financial platform. It's RLJ Capital Markets’ objective to help clients achieve their growth goals as they seek a diverse solution for debt and equity securities offerings, sales and trading and corporate access with an experienced minority firm that has deep expertise and capabilities, said Mr. Johnson.
RLJ Capital Markets provides resources in underwriting and placing equity and fixed income offerings, sales and trading, research and corporate access for institutional investors. The RLJ Companies is one of the nation’s leading minority-owned businesses and owns a controlling stake in RLJ Capital Markets.
The RLJ Companies is an investment firm that provides strategic investments in a diverse portfolio of companies.