FOCUS Enterprises, Inc. and Elfcorp International Ltd. Announce Strategic Affiliation Client Companies to Gain Resources and Regional Expertise in North America, Asia Pacific and Europe

Washington, DC (April 30, 2003) – (BUSINESS WIRE) – FOCUS Enterprises, Inc., the Eastern U.S. region’s premiere investment banking and consulting firm for middle-market and smaller companies, today announced an affiliation with Hong Kong-based Elfcorp International Limited, a business development and strategic advisory firm. The new affiliation will supply their respective client companies with exceptional opportunities for… Read more »

Keep Strategy Front and Center in Merger and Acquisition Integration

FOREWORD: For over 20 years Focus Enterprises has maintained that strategy should drive M&A activity, not the reverse. In the article below, Mitchell Lee Marks focuses on the characteristics of successful integration and persuasively argues integration aspects of the same case. Reprinted with the permission of the author, this article also appeared in The Deal on… Read more »

Timothy P. Johnson Joins FOCUS Enterprises, Inc.

Washington, DC (March 11, 2003) – (BUSINESS WIRE) – FOCUS Enterprises, Inc., the region’s premiere investment banking and consulting firm for middle-market and smaller companies, today announced that Timothy P. Johnson is joining the firm as a Principal. “With experience at a variety of major investment banking firms, Tim Johnson will be a valuable asset to… Read more »

Private Equity Investing: Today’s Challenges

Private equity groups, including holding companies and early stage venture capital firms, face growing challenges today more than they have since the mid-to-late 1990s. With the public markets currently closed, a very slow economic recovery and the lowest corporate valuations in a decade, private equity investors are spending almost 100% of their time concentrating on… Read more »

Letter from our Chairman

Dear business associates and friends of the firm, Last year was a productive, profitable and very hectic year for Focus Enterprises, Inc. Despite a very soft economy and a depressed merger and acquisition environment our firm booked record revenues and profits during 2002. Many staff additions were made during 2002 and four major transactions were… Read more »

Our first issue

Welcome to the first issue of an occasional e-mail newsletter from FOCUS Enterprises. This issue, a 2002 “year in review” and transaction summary letter from our Chairman, Marshall Graham, also notes dramatic growth in our partner ranks. Future issues will include articles on topics related to middle-market mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate development, and… Read more »

“As Big Banks Suffer, Boutiques Prosper”

Washington, DC (January 20, 2003) – A Washington Post article headlined “As Big Banks Suffer, Boutiques Prosper” quotes three FOCUS partners and mentions our record results in 2002. The article, written by Nicholas Johnston, appeared on page E5 of the January 20, 2003 edition. Here is a link to the article on The Washington Post’s… Read more »

FOCUS Enterprises Begins 2003 With Double the Professional Staff After Closing 2002 With Record Revenues/Profits. Firm Offers Premier Team of C-Level Executives to Support Client Needs

Washington, DC (January 20, 2003) – FOCUS Enterprises, Inc., the region’s premier investment banking and consulting firm providing merger, acquisition and corporate finance services for middle-market and smaller company clients, today announced that three new Partners have joined the firm. Announcing that former C-Level executives Ed Stevens, Manan K. Shah and Mark L. Capaldini have… Read more »