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Download the FOCUS Information Technology Group: Fall 2014 Report

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The FOCUS IT Team has been extremely busy as 2014 is turning out to be an exceptional year for M&A. One of the key drivers behind the flurry of activity is business transformational change, particularly the paradigm shift to cloud computing and the emergence of the Managed Service Provider as a cost-efficient vehicle for converting… Read more »

Download the FOCUS Telecom Business Services Quarterly: Summer 2014 Report

FOCUS Telecom Business Services Quarterly

The FOCUS Telecom Business Services Index (TBSI) continued its upward climb in this most recent three month period with a solid gain of 2.7%. This increase trailed both the S&P 500 (which gained 4.7% for the period) and the NASDAQ (which gained 5.0% for the period). The picture is similar for the twelve month period…… Read more »

Download the FOCUS Enterprise-Focused Telecom Technology Quarterly: Summer 2014 Report

FOCUS Enterprise-Focused Telecom Technology Quarterly

After lagging the broader indices in our Spring report, the FOCUS Enterprise-Focused Telecom Technology Index (EFTTI) outperformed the broader market indices with strong gains for our Summer reporting period. The EFTTI enjoyed a gain of 6.7% in this most recent three month period. This compares to gains of 2.5% in the S&P 500 and 6.2%… Read more »

Download the FOCUS Carrier-Focused Telecom Technology Quarterly: Summer 2014 Report

FOCUS Carrier Focused Telecom Technology Quarterly

FOCUS’ Carrier-Focused Telecom Technology Index (CFTTI) showed a moderate increase for this three month period with a gain of 3.4%. This was on par with the 3.4% gain in the S&P 500 and significantly better than the 1.5% loss in the NASDAQ. Performance was mixed, with three of our sub sectors posting gains and four… Read more »

Download the FOCUS Enterprise-Focused Telecom Technology Quarterly: Spring 2014 Report

FOCUS Enterprise-Focused Telecom Technology Quarterly

The FOCUS Enterprise-Focused Telecom Technology Index (EFTTI) was essentially flat for this three month period, eking out a small gain of 0.1%. This performance significantly lagged the 5.7% three month gain for the S&P 500 and was also slightly behind the 0.3% gain in the NASDAQ over this same period. Only one sub sector managed… Read more »

Download the FOCUS Automotive Group Brochure

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The FOCUS Automotive Group provides M&A advisory, debt and equity financing, strategic advice and independent research to entrepreneurs, investors and lenders in key segments of the automotive services industry, including: Collision repairers Mechanical and lubrication services Retailers Product manufacturers Equipment suppliers Specialized service providers Our experienced M&A professionals and Senior Advisors have broad backgrounds in… Read more »

Download the FOCUS U.S. Communications Service Provider Quarterly: Spring 2014 Report

FOCUS U.S. Communication Service Provider Quarterly

After a strong performance in our Winter report, the FOCUS Communications Service Provider Index (CSPI) slipped in this most recent period with a loss of 0.2%. This loss underperformed the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ, both of which turned in modest gains for the period. On a year-over-year basis the CSPI’s gain of 8.8% also… Read more »

Download the FOCUS Telecom Business Services Quarterly: Spring 2014 Report

FOCUS Telecom Business Services Quarterly

The FOCUS Telecom Business Services Index (TBSI) maintained the positive momentum from our Winter report and started out the year with a strong gain of 4.7%. This was well in excess of both the 1.3% gain in the S&P 500 and the 0.5% gain in the NASDAQ. Despite this strong performance, the TBSI’s year-over-year gain… Read more »

Download the FOCUS Carrier-Focused Telecom Technology Quarterly: Spring 2014 Report

FOCUS Carrier Focused Telecom Technology Quarterly

FOCUS’ Carrier-Focused Telecom Technology Index (CFTTI) rebounded from a shaky performance in our winter report to turn in a strong return of 4.7% in this most recent three month period. This increase was higher than the 3.0% gain in the S&P 500 but lagged the 6.1% gain in the NASDAQ. The CFTTI’s gains for the… Read more »

Download the FOCUS Government, Aerospace and Defense (GAD) Group: Q1 2014 Report

FOCUS Government, Aerospace and Defense (GAD) Group Report

The latest issue of the FOCUS Government, Aerospace and Defense Group Report — highlighting aerospace and defense — is now available. The new GAD Report includes: Performance: S&P 500 versus GAD (1/1/13-12/31/13) plus performance of three custom indexes compiled by FOCUS to track public market valuation trends in each GAD sector M&A Activity in the… Read more »