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Barry Calogero

Managing Director
Barry Calogero, a FOCUS Managing Director, brings more than 30 years of executive management and consulting experience, with an emphasis on driving operational excellence and improving the enterprise value of companies around the world.

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Anatomy of an M&A Deal: What to Expect When You Sell Your Company

FOCUS Investment Banking represented DIGITALiBiz, Inc. (iBiz), a U.S. government contractor with deep relationships within the Federal Aviation Administration and the U.S. Navy, in its sale to Chickasaw Nation Industries Inc. (CNI), a federally chartered corporation wholly owned by the Chickasaw Nation.

Trends and Takeaways from the 2023 Summer Fancy Food Show

Healthy snacks with a twist, flavors from all corners of the world, and the merging of luxury and convenience were all on the menu at the Summer Fancy Food Show. As one of the largest specialty food industry events in North America, the event showcased thousands of new products from global and domestic companies aiming …

Business Services 2Q 2023 M&A Report

2Q 2023 M&A Report: The M&A landscape in the business services space has seen significant activity and notable transactions in recent times. One prominent trend has been the increased focus on technology-driven solutions and digital transformation. Companies in the business services sector are actively seeking to acquire or partner with technology-enabled firms to enhance their …

Business Services 1Q 2023 M&A Report

Inflation, rising interest rates and global economic uncertainty are the main themes for 2023 so far. Yet M&A deal activity in the middle market remains fairly steady as investors have plenty of capital to invest and continue to concentrate on quality assets.

Getting Your Business Ready For Sale: What Every Owner Needs to Know

M&A deal momentum in the Government and Defense sector continued to grow in the first quarter of 2022 after a record-breaking year in deal volume in 2021. Strategic and private equity buyers continue to have a strong appetite for platform and add-on acquisitions.

Aerospace & Defense M&A: Contractors poised for major growth

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has exposed deficiencies in America’s defense and intelligence operations that stand to benefit small- and medium-sized contractors in the aerospace and defense industry. We believe the pace of mergers and acquisitions in this space, which reached new heights in 2021, will continue throughout 2022 and beyond given the more dangerous geopolitical environment we now find ourselves in.