Roth Capital Partners advises
on its acquisition by JC Flowers & Co. LLC


For more information please contact:
Investment Banking
Al Longfield, CFA
Managing Director
Kamal Masud, CFA

Transaction Information
J.C. Flowers & Co. LLC ("J.C. Flowers"), a leading private investment firm dedicated to investing globally in the financial services industry, announced that it has closed on its acquisition of iLendingDIRECT ("iLending" or "the Company'), a leading auto refinance marketing company. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. In conjunction with the closing, financial industry veterans Steve Abernethy and Eric Dunn will join the Company's Board of Directors. Also joining the iLending Board are John Oros and Tom Harding of J.C. Flowers, and Nancy Fitzgerald, former CEO of iLending.

Roth Capital Partners served as financial advisor to iLendingDIRECT.

About iLendingDIRECT
Founded in 2006 and based in Englewood, Colorado, iLending is a national leader in automotive refinancing. Through strategic partnerships with credit unions, banks, and other financial institutions nationwide, the Company offers consumers lower interest rates on auto loans and other creative financing solutions. iLending saves consumers thousands of dollars in interest and payments and provides its lending partners with high quality loans that meet their footprint and credit criteria. By utilizing its proprietary software platform, iLending refinances auto loans and offers vehicle service contracts, GAP waivers and other vehicle protection products directly to customers. iLending is a Better Business Bureau® A+ Rated Accredited Business. For more information, please visit (Source: Company Press Release | 05.03.21)

About Roth Capital Partners
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, CA, Roth is privately-held and employee owned, and maintains offices throughout the U.S. For more information on Roth please visit

Date of Announcement: 05.13.21

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