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Download the FOCUS Healthcare and Life Sciences Report: Spring 2014

FOCUS Healthcare and Life Sciences Report

The FOCUS Healthcare and Life Sciences Group brings readers key insights into the healthcare and life sciences investment market from the point of view of FOCUS partners and senior advisors. The new FOCUS Healthcare and Life Sciences Report includes: “Screening for Prevention of Prostate Cancer” by Timothy Tankosic, MD, Senior Advisor, FOCUS Investment Banking LLC… Read more »

FOCUS Enterprise-Focused Telecom Technology Quarterly: Winter 2014 Report

FOCUS Enterprise-Focused Telecom Technology Quarterly

The FOCUS Enterprise-Focused Telecom Technology Index (EFTTI) had a solid three month period with a gain of 4.6%. This was in-line with the 4.7% gain in the NASDAQ and well above the 1.5% gain in the S&P 500. The picture for the full year was not quite as positive. While the EFTTI managed to turn… Read more »

FOCUS Information Technology Group: Winter 2014 Report

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Strategic acquirers are showing strong interest in lower middle market software and IT services firms in an effort to continue to augment their offerings and expand their geographical presence. Overseas companies, particularly those in Europe and India, continue their buying push into the US market at favorable multiples. Finally, private equity firms have stepped up… Read more »

PRECISION AGRICULTURE: M&A, Investment, and Start-ups on the Rise | Special Market Report | Second Edition | Winter 2014

FOCUS Precision Agriculture - M&A, Investment, and Start-ups on the Rise

Established agriculture and technology companies and a host of startups are bringing innovative products and services to the agriculture arena–this emerging industry is called precision agriculture. The expanded Second Edition of this Special Market Report includes the following: Introduction; Market Participants—Public Companies; On the Horizon—Big Data and “Here Come the Drones;” Private Company Participants; and… Read more »

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

FOCUS U.S. Communication Service Provider Quarterly

The FOCUS Communications Service Provider Index (CSPI) recovered from its losses in our Autumn report and turned in a strong gain of 9.3% for this most recent three month period. This performance was slightly behind the 9.9% gain in the S&P 500 and the 10.7% gain in the NASDAQ. All five sub sectors were in… Read more »

Download the Carrier-Focused Telecom Technology Quarterly: Winter 2014 Report

FOCUS Carrier Focused Telecom Technology Quarterly

Unfortunately FOCUS’ Carrier-Focused Telecom Technology Index (CFTTI) did not have the same robust performance this period as the broader market. While the S&P 500 and NASDAQ enjoyed gains of 10.7% and 12.7%, respectively, for the three months ended November 30, 2013, the CFTTI fell 0.9%. This breaks the CFTTI’s streak of three straight periods in… Read more »

Download the Precision Agriculture: M&A, Investment, and Start-ups on the Rise: Special Market Report | Winter 2014

FOCUS Precision Agriculture - M&A, Investment, and Start-ups on the Rise

As farmers are increasingly under pressure to squeeze out profits and comply with burdensome regulations, they search relentlessly for operational efficiencies. To satisfy this escalating demand, established agriculture and technology companies and a host of startups are bringing innovative products and services to the agriculture arena, focused on helping farmers close that gap. This emerging… Read more »

Download the FOCUS Healthcare and Life Sciences Report—Fall 2013

FOCUS Healthcare and Life Sciences Report

The inaugural issue of this new quarterly report from the FOCUS Healthcare and Life Sciences Group aims to bring you key insights into the healthcare and life sciences investment market from the point of view of FOCUS partners and senior advisors. Each issue also will include informative articles we believe will be of interest to… Read more »

Download the FOCUS Enterprise-Focused Telecom Technology Quarterly: Fall 2013 Report

FOCUS Enterprise-Focused Telecom Technology Quarterly

FOCUS’ Enterprise-Focused Telecom Technology Index (EFTTI) was unable to maintain the sector’s momentum from our Summer report and dropped 7.1% for the period. This contrasted sharply with the performance of the S&P 500 and NASDAQ, which gained 4.2% and 8.1%, respectively… The EFTTI’s poor showing was entirely due to underperformance in the Enterprise Networking sub… Read more »