Robert L Johnson has founded multiple companies, with successes ranging from News and Media to Real Estate to Private Equity.  Although Johnson’s biggest success is the founding of Black Entertainment Television, the mogul recently founded RLJ Capital Markets, a full service investment bank targeting small and mid sized businesses.  

“RLJ Capital Markets, a collaboration between The RLJ Companies and Roth Capital Partners, is a full service investment bank and broker-dealer providing institutional and corporate clients with capital markets solutions that enhance their ability to raise equity and debt capital, invest in their businesses, and pursue growth opportunities.”  The company focuses on sectors including business services, consumer products, healthcare, media and technology.

Johnson is looking to leverage his RLJ Companies, “RLJ Lodging Trust, RLJ Equity Partners, and RLJ Credit Opportunity Fund” to secure clients looking to “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.”

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