FOCUS in the Media

Nextek benefits from ‘alternative solutions’

November 23, 2009 – Nextek, which is a manufacturing specialty company with about 125 employees, received the loan from Cole Taylor Bank through Focus, a national middle market investment banking firm. Focus initiated the transaction, acted as financial adviser and helped in the negotiations between Nextek and the bank. Read more…

Middle Market Investment Banking Firm FOCUS LLC Secures Financing for Nextek, Inc.

November 18, 2009 – “In the current environment, many companies like Nextek are facing the need for financial alternatives, arising from tightened lending standards and reduced credit availability in the banking industry and from the ongoing needs of businesses to fund growth or business transitions such as family buyouts,” said John Slater, partner and financial… Read more »

Middle Market Investment Banking Firm FOCUS LLC Secures Financing for Nextek, Inc.

November 18, 2009 – “This refinancing was a win-win for Nextek,” said Manan K. Shah, partner and government, aerospace and defense team leader at FOCUS. “The banking services provided by Cole Taylor Bank will help Nextek to continue to grow, and will save a significant amount of operating expense by taking advantage of the favorable… Read more »

Middle Market Investment Banking Firm FOCUS LLC Secures Financing for Nextek, Inc.

November 18, 2009 – “The electronic manufacturing services industry was significantly impacted in the past year, but FOCUS helped us present our business and financial results to highlight our strong track record even in this difficult recessionary environment,” said Jim Trummer, co-founder, president and CEO of Nextek. “In today’s extremely difficult lending environment, FOCUS’ assistance… Read more »

Three Rivers Venture Fair Attracts Folks from Near and Far

September 17, 2009 – George Shea and Manan Shah of Focus Investment Banking were first-time attendees of the venture fair. Focus helped close two deals in the Pittsburgh region in 2009, including the sale of Allin to Dell and Pepperweed Advisors to Cognizant. Read more…

Boomers fueling spike in business sales activity

June 06, 2008 – Jonathan Wilfong, Southeast regional managing partner for FOCUS LLC — whose company helps structure exit strategies by business owners, but also is increasingly engaged by “retired” professionals to get them back up and running — said many boomers find it difficult to stay retired. Read more…

Paging for Cash

Alpharetta-based software company Agentek, Inc. raised $8 million in working capital, according to an April 18 Securities and Exchange Commission filing…Local investment bank FOCUS LLC brokered the deal.

Jets Parts Company Buys U.K. Business

May 19, 2008 – “The seller wanted to close quickly to avoid a 5% to 10% rise in capital gains tax,” said Manan Shah, who brokered the deal for Washington, D.C.-based investment bank Focus LLC. Read more…