​Our healthcare investment banking team combines deep industry knowledge, broad financing expertise and well established connections to assist small to mid-cap high-growth companies that are reshaping the healthcare industry. Across industry sectors, our clients provide innovative services or offer technologies with large addressable markets positioned to improve the quality or reduce the cost of healthcare. Through our focused industry approach, we offer our clients a range of investment banking advisory services designed to help them reach their strategic objectives, including M&A advisory and capital raising in the private equity and debt markets.

Roberta Hurst

our approach

Our leadership

Jonathan Burklund

Investment Bankers Serving the Healthcare Industry


Roberta Hurst is Managing Director at River Corporate Advisors and leads the firm’s Healthcare technology and technology-enabled services business and related healthcare verticals.  Roberta has advised company founders, senior executives and corporate boards on a wide range of strategic financing transactions, including buy and sell-side M&A advisory, private equity and debt capital raising as well as public equity and convertible debt transactions   With over 18 years of investment banking experience, Roberta has executed, structured and negotiated over 60 transactions for early-stage and middle market growth companies, both private and publicly held.  She has  also worked with non-profit health systems, medical group structures, long-term care groups, provider organizations and healthcare payers.

 Roberta started her career in New York as a founding member of the Healthcare Investment Banking Team at Dean Witter and later led the Healthcare Technology effort for Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, building the practice from the ground up while advising some of the firms fastest growing clients.  

Ms. Hurst earned her degrees in Finance and Chinese Language from Indiana University and also attended Peking University in China and the National University of Singapore.  She has authored several articles on the financing and market trends within healthcare and technology sectors and has been quoted in publications.

  • Provide healthcare services companies with a wealth of strategic and financial experience;
  • Focus on the client's long term business objectives and success; and ​

  • Give senior level attention to all phases of a project. ​

Jonathan is the Managing Partner of River Corporate Advisors. He started his investment banking career in the healthcare investment banking practice of Lehman Brothers and went on to hold a number of senior investment banking positions at noted middle market and major Wall Street firms.  Mr. Burklund brings deep expertise to mergers & acquisitions and public and private placements of both equity and debt securities having completed over 200 transactions. 

Jonathan has published on healthcare issues in Modern Healthcare and Radiology Business Journal and received a special acknowledgement in Innovation Breakdown by Dr. Joseph V. Gulfo. Mr. Burklund graduated with honors from Northeastern University in 1983 with Majors in Finance and Management and holds a Series 7 and 63.

Jonathan is also a three time Ironman finisher