Testimonials

Patrick Stewart, CEO Pepperweed Consulting

“By bringing multiple offers from well qualified strategic buyers, FOCUS created some interesting alternatives for us. Due to their clear understanding of the IT services industry, we were able to close this transaction very quickly.”

Elizabeth Bush, President and Ken Niehaus, Co-founder of GeoCentral

Photo: Elizabeth Bush and Ken Niehaus“After 29 years of building a successful business, we were ready to retire and pursue personal interests. We wanted to put GeoCentral under the wing of a larger organization with the financial resources required to realize the opportunities of our strong brand and reputation in the industry. Given their proven M&A expertise, FOCUS was the ideal firm to help us find the best acquirer and negotiate excellent terms that met our expectations.”

Barrie Prescott, CEO of Avialec

Photo: Barrie Prescott“I had decided it was time to put Avialec under the wing of a larger progressive organization with financial firepower to realize the many opportunities before us. Given their cross border transaction experience and their broad U.S. coverage, FOCUS was the perfect firm to help us realize our goals. The transaction was managed in a timely manner with little disruption to our business. I could not have done it without them.”

Jeff Jarvis, CEO of Agentek

Photo: Jeff Jarvis“FOCUS’ familiarity working with entrepreneurs and its ability to tap into a seasoned Senior Advisor network were essential in assisting Agentek on its journey from a great technology to a great business model that was attractive to numerous investors. In this transaction, the lead banker for FOCUS invited a Senior Advisor, who was the retired CEO of Mapics, Inc. and a senior executive with IBM to help consult with the Company. This investment validates Agentek’s vision and we appreciate FOCUS’ assistance.”

Ray Daly, President and Co-Founder, Vertex Solutions

“We spent more than a decade building our business and knew how to run it at a level of performance well above others in our industry, but we had no experience selling a company. For that depth of expertise, we partnered with FOCUS because of their skilled team and track record of middle market M&A successes.”

Arun Murali, President of Pradot Technologies

Photo: Arun Murali“This acquisition will allow Pradot to grow in ways never before possible. By purchasing GroupOne HealthSource, Pradot now has a strong U.S. presence, and we are increasing our service offering and revenue in both countries. We will continue to pursue both organic and acquisitive growth strategies.”

Mike Coleman, Chairman and CEO of Integrity Media

Photo: Mike Coleman"When I first considered recapitalizing Integrity, I thought of Jonathan Wilfong at FOCUS LLC. I have had a relationship with Jonathan for almost 20 years and knew he understood our firm's mission and business, as well as the media industry. Even during this time of troubled markets, FOCUS was able to secure a credit facility for Integrity with far better terms, and at a substantial savings in debt service costs. I am very pleased with the transaction and our new relationship with JP Morgan/Chase."

John Muench, Chairman & Founder of Advanced Control Systems

“The FOCUS team did a highly professional job in representing ACS in the sale of our business. From their Confidential Information Memorandum on our firm, which was well received by buyers, to successfully managing the entire sales process with numerous interested parties from all over the world, FOCUS became an invaluable partner to ACS in this important initiative.”

Steven Bederman, CEO of TouchStar

Photo: Steven Bederman“FOCUS has been a wonderful partner. We are looking forward to working with Focus through a series of planned global acquisitions and expansions in the months ahead.”

Leonard Metheny, Jr., President and CEO of AY Recruiting

Leonard Metheny, Jr."With the award of a major new contract that will more than double our company size, our investor group and management team decided to look for a large acquisition partner. At the time of our decision, we knew of several candidates, but we needed help identifying additional acquisition partners in order to maximize shareholder value. We turned to Marshall Graham at FOCUS Investment Banking for help. Within four months we completed the sale transaction with the best partner for our company and at the best price and terms."

* Testimonials may not be representative of the experience of all clients; testimonials are not a guarantee of future performance or success.