Our IT Team has been extremely busy as 2016 is turning out to be an exceptional year for M&A. This new FOCUS IT Report features an article based upon a recent Newstalk Radio Atlanta joint interview of FOCUS Managing Partner Manan K. Shah and I. In the program, Manan and I discuss in-depth the criteria… Read more »
The latest issue of the FOCUS Government, Aerospace, and Defense Group Report — highlighting aerospace and defense — is now available. The new GAD Report includes: Major Q3 2016 Deals in the GAD Sector Performance: S&P 500 vs. GAD Government Sector Q3 2016 Aerospace Sector Q3 2016 Defense Sector Q3 2016 M&A Activity in the… Read more »
Integrating two companies’ cultures takes forethought, a solid plan, and time, according to the September 13, 2016 issue of Fast Company. The article states: “Your company’s culture is what defines it. Small startup or large corporation, it’s the set of values and attitudes that bind your employees together. So what happens to that identity when another company buys you out?
Worldwide, the art of dealmaking is evolving. There are substantial modifications in the way deals are being done today. Every detail from due diligence and integration to strategic planning and channels of communication is being refined and improved.
Careful coordination is ever more critical. Risk management tools are being reshaped and perfected—plus, there’s a razor-sharp focus on ensuring the acquirer is achieving maximum value.
In public markets, the FOCUS Carrier-Focused Telecom Technology Index (CFTTI) enjoyed its second straight reporting period in the black with a gain of 5.3% over the past three months. This performance outpaced the 3.5% gain in the S&P 500 and was essentially on par with the 5.4% gain in the NASDAQ.
The FOCUS IT Team has been extremely busy as 2016 is turning out to be an exceptional year for M&A. This new Report includes: IT Market Analysis—Performance: S&P 500 vs. IT Company Comparables Information Technology Transaction Volume M&A Activity in the IT Sector: Selected Transactions Q2 2016 Recently Closed Transactions FOCUS Information Technology Team The… Read more »
A variety of new research reports conclude the fundamentals for healthy dealmaking remain firmly in place, and most believe the worst of the year is over. In fact, it appears U.S. M&A is normalizing and positive results for Q4 may be expected.
Although the numbers for the first half of 2016 were the lowest since 2013, they actually are higher than any first half from 2008 through 2013. Why? Perhaps this is a signal the M&A boom of recent years remains alive and well, if a bit diminished.
In public markets, for the second straight reporting period the FOCUS Telecom Business Services Index (TBSI) both posted an increase and outperformed the broader indices. The TBSI gained 4.5% in our summer reporting period. This compared favorably to both the 1.9% gain in the S&P 500 and the 0.6% drop in the NASDAQ over the… Read more »
Washington, DC (August 31, 2016) – FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture and corporate finance services announced today that Opti-Forms, Inc. has been acquired by BBd Affiliated, LLC. Opti-Forms, located in Temecula, California, is a sophisticated optical solutions firm, providing design, engineering and manufacturing services for precision… Read more »
For the balance of 2016, three broad factors are likely to influence M&A activity: politics (no surprise there), tech deal traffic (good news there), and the continued abundance of available capital (money on the table). A new study by the international law firm White & Case—Slow but Steady: US M&A H1 2016—concludes that despite a… Read more »