Testimonials

Brett Griffith, President, Alpha Systems

Brett Griffith “We are grateful for the expertise and professionalism that FOCUS brought to this transaction.  The sale of Alpha Systems to Databank would not have gone as seamlessly as it did had it not been for FOCUS.  They understand the needs of both buyers and sellers and ensured that the transaction went as smoothly as possible. Their bankers bring a methodical execution strategy that delivers consistent results.  This is the second transaction FOCUS has completed for us, which demonstrates the confidence we have in their process and in their firm.”

Marco Calzavara, CEO, Bioline

Photo: Marco Calzavara"As a company founder who has built a bio-science business over 18 years, I selected FOCUS as our investment bank because of their biotechnology expertise and because of their understanding of the needs of an entrepreneur owner embarking on his first company sale. I was attracted to the fact that FOCUS offers a step-by-step process and worked closely with me every step of the way."

Billy Ching, Chair of the Private Equity Practice Group, Nelson Mullins

“It is never easy getting a deal to the closing table, especially one that takes two years to complete! Jonathan Wilfong, Regional Managing Partner at FOCUS LLC, was instrumental in the execution and closing of our recent complex healthcare M&A transaction. Mr. Wilfong’s tenacity and active management of the process, as well as a full array of financial, tax, and accounting expertise, led to an exceptional result for our client (the seller) while fulfilling a strategic need for a diligent buyer. Focus receives our highest endorsement.”

Alan Rose, Co-Founder and Principal, Verify Solutions, LLC

Photo: Alan Rose“After five years in business providing “dependent eligibility” services to employers, it was time to merge our start-up operation into a larger organization to take advantage of operational synergies and growth opportunities. We interviewed a number of investment banking firms and Jonathan Wilfong stood out as the most experienced and professional. We later learned that the professionalism and commitment to high quality service were consistent across the entire FOCUS team. We were also delighted when Jonathan’s research identified HMS, a public company operating in a related field, who had an interest in entering our service line. Jonathan provided invaluable wisdom and assistance throughout the due diligence process and right through to the closing day. We cannot recommend FOCUS highly enough.”

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.”

Robert Garces, Chairman of Alliance HealthCard

Photo: Robert Garces"The acquisition of Benefits Marketing Solutions was very important to the future of Alliance and was too important not to involve professionals who could ensure that the acquisition closed. From initial negotiation of the transaction terms to the deal closing, FOCUS professionals were there to assist us. They ensured that all of the necessary steps, from LOI to due diligence to agreement execution, were completed and successfully managed. The value FOCUS added was significant."

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