Roth Canada Announces the Addition of Michael Tait as Head of Origination

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Roth Canada, ULC ("Roth Canada"), an investment bank focused on serving emerging growth companies and their institutional investors, today announced that Michael Tait has joined the firm as Managing Director, Head of Origination. Roth Canada is a sister company to Roth Capital Partners, LLC ("Roth) – www.roth.com, a US investment bank which has worked with emerging growth companies for over 30 years.

Most recently, Michael was co-founder and CEO of Waypoint Investment Partners, one of Canada’s top performing and fastest growing alternative investment managers, where he remains a shareholder and Director. Prior to Waypoint, Michael held several roles across the Canadian capital markets during his 25-year career, including as Managing Director, Head of Institutional Sales, UBS Securities Canada, and as a Co-Founder of Genuity Capital Markets (now part of Canaccord Genuity). Michael is also proud to have served several charities focused on mental and physical health, including True Patriot Love and Special Olympics.

"In the first quarter of 2021, Roth Canada has participated in raising roughly $200m for Canadian companies, including leveraging our capabilities in the sustainability space to successfully co-lead our first bought deal. It’s exciting to see this early success attracting professionals like Michael to the team, who are entrepreneurial, have deep experiences in Canadian capital markets, and a focus on helping growth stage companies," said Brady Fletcher, President of Roth Canada.

Michael commented, "Roth has been at the forefront of providing capital raising and advisory services to growth stage companies in the US for decades. The opportunity to bring this unique distribution, research and expertise to innovative growth companies in Canada is substantial. The problems these companies are solving in areas such as food security, clean energy, healthcare, biotech, fintech, recycling and wellness are critical, and Roth Canada is uniquely positioned to partner with these Canadian companies to create category leaders. Clearly there is an exciting revolution underway amongst consumers and investors alike, and Canadian companies need to be well understood and properly financed to participate in this transformation – the outcomes of which include a cleaner planet and a more sustainable, modern Canadian economy. Key to this will be offering the same capital markets access to Canadian thought leaders that is afforded to their counterparts in other countries. This is where Roth Canada comes in and I look forward to building on its early success."

Michael graduated from Queen’s University, BA and received an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, jointly with the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

About Roth Canada, ULC:

Roth Canada, ULC, is a newly formed Canadian IIROC Dealer Member focused on serving emerging growth Canadian companies and their institutional investors. Roth Canada is headquartered in Toronto and maintains an office in Vancouver.

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Contacts

Investor and Media Contacts:
Ted Roth, CEO, troth@rothcanada.ca
Brady Fletcher, President & Head of Investment Banking, bfletcher@rothcanada.ca