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Shazam! The World Still Turns Post-Alibaba

For US companies and investors, the September 19th IPO of Chinese technology conglomerate Alibaba truly is a “big ****ing deal,” to paraphrase Joe Biden. It also is the culmination of a behind-the-scenes battle of the exchanges, with the New York Stock Exchange victorious—delivering millions of dollars in fees to brokers, bankers, and attorneys. An added… Read more »

FOCUS Celebrates Superb Q1 2014: M&A Results Up 200 Percent!

FOCUS Investment Banking LLC reports a significant upturn in its middle market M&A activity during the first quarter of 2014. The firm closed seven transactions in Q1: the sale of three companies, the acquisition of two companies, and debt financing for two companies, with a total transaction value in excess of $220 M. A brief… Read more »

FOCUS Investment Banking Secures a Significant Minority Investment for Hosted Communications Provider DSCI Corporation

Washington, DC (April 2, 2014) – FOCUS Investment Banking LLC, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture and corporate finance services, announced today that DSCI Corporation (DSCI) has secured a significant minority investment from private equity firm McCarthy Capital Fund V (McCarthy Capital).  The significant investment from McCarthy Capital gives DSCI… Read more »

Middle Market Investment Banking Firm FOCUS LLC Secures Additional $25,000,000 in Senior Debt Financing for Merchant Cash & Capital, LLC

Tombstone: Comvest Partners has increased its line of credit to Merchant Cash and Capital, LLC to $75 million including a $25 million participation from Crystal Financial Group.

Washington, DC (March 19, 2014) – FOCUS Investment Banking LLC, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture and corporate finance services, announced today that Merchant Cash & Capital, LLC (MCC) has secured an additional $25,000,000 in senior debt financing from Crystal Financial LLC as a participant in Comvest Capital II, L.P.’s… Read more »

Wilson Faure Joins FOCUS Atlanta Office as Senior Advisor

Wilson Faure Wilson Faure has joined FOCUS as a Senior Advisor in the Southeast Region. A global business executive who has worked and lived in Brazil, Germany, and the U.S., Mr. Faure is a native Brazilian with an outstanding knowledge of the country, its business and cultural environments. He built a successful business career working… Read more »

FOCUS Investment Banking Represents ADDvantage Technologies in the Purchase of Nave Communications And Completes Another Telecom Industry Transaction

Washington, DC, (March 3, 2014) – FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture and corporate finance services, announced today that ADDvantage Technologies has acquired Nave Communications. FOCUS represented ADDvantage Technologies in the transaction.

FOCUS Investment Banking Secures Convertible Preferred Equity Growth Financing for LbGlobalLaw, LLC From Sopris Capital

Washington, DC (March 1, 2014) – FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture and corporate finance services announced today that LbGlobalLaw, LLC (LbGlobalLaw) has secured Convertible Preferred Equity growth financing from Sopris Capital Associates, LLC (Sopris). FOCUS represented LbGlobalLaw in the transaction. LbGlobalLaw, is a highly regarded business… Read more »

FOCUS Investment Banking Represents Forgentum, Inc. In its Acquisition by Fulcrum IT Services

Washington, DC (February 28, 2014) – FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture and corporate finance services announced today that Forgentum, Inc. was acquired by Fulcrum IT Services, LLC. FOCUS represented Forgentum in the transaction. Forgentum was founded in 2007 by individuals that spent most of their professional… Read more »

Industries Lagging Behind in Cloud Adoption

While cloud adoption is standard in many industries today, there are still some sectors lagging behind. Typically, these reasons revolve around compliance, regulations, and governance. However, FOCUS is seeing potential opportunities on the horizon for companies and investors prepared to seize upon cloud opportunities in the financial services, utilities, and healthcare industries. “Cloud adoption is… Read more »

FOCUS Investment Banking Represents TÜV Rheinland in the Purchase of OpenSky Corporation And completes another international information technology transaction

TÜV Rheinland has acquired OpenSky.

Washington, DC, (January 14, 2014) – FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture and corporate finance services, announced today that TÜV Rheinland has acquired OpenSky Corporation. FOCUS represented TÜV Rheinland in the transaction. Founded in 1872, TUV Rheinland is a $2 billion global leader in independent testing, inspection and certification… Read more »