About Douglas E. Rodgers

Douglas E. Rodgers, FOCUS Chairman Emeritus, served as CEO and Managing Partner from 2001 until late 2018. During his time as CEO, he led the firm’s growth from one office in Washington, DC, to three offices across the US. He has C-level management experience in software, aerospace, e-commerce,

Insight and Perspective: Middle Market M&A Activity in the Current Environment

2024-01-22T10:59:48+00:00Blogs, Downloads|

It is no surprise that middle market M&A has not escaped the current economic crisis—as it is filled with companies across a wide array of industries that have been seriously impacted by the country’s abrupt slowdown. However, the effect has not been uniform across industry sectors and the stage in the process. Some sectors continue to press ahead while others have halted altogether. FOCUS Investment Banking has been asked by several partners to provide insight and perspective on the current state and future outlook for middle market M&A given the current market environment. FOCUS gathered the questions and then engaged with its team of over 40 bankers and senior advisors, across its ten industry practices, gathering responses to the questions posed.

Expanding the Climate for Middle Market M&A Success in 2019

2024-01-22T10:59:29+00:00Articles, Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures|

As many FOCUS colleagues know, the firm celebrated its third consecutive record-breaking year in 2018, closing 28 deals across 10 industry segments. As we approach the first half of 2019, we continue to demonstrate our proven expertise, both across the wide range of sectors we cover, and in the depth of strategic services we deliver on behalf of our clients. Plus, first quarter 2019 results prove dealmakers see plenty of solid reasons for optimism for the remaining three quarters.

Growing to the Next Level—Rainmaker LISBON Summit 2019

2024-01-22T10:59:27+00:00Articles, M&A Worldwide|

The 30th M&A Worldwide Rainmaker LISBON Summit, held April 4-5 in Lisbon, Portugal included 278 people from 40 countries—breaking all previous attendance records for the prestigious event.

Like the MIAMI Summit hosted by FOCUS in November 2018—as well as previous Summits in Amsterdam, Barcelona, London, New Delhi, Warsaw, and Shanghai—the LISBON Summit united corporate deal makers from across the globe, stimulating discussion around ongoing transactions, as well as the latest trends in research, deal software, and process management.

Generating Great Business Opportunities–Mission Accomplished in MIAMI!

2024-01-22T10:59:11+00:00Blogs, Event, International News, M&A Worldwide, Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures|

The 29th M&A Worldwide Rainmaker MIAMI Summit, held November 15-16 in Miami Beach’s famous Art Deco District on South Beach, included 112 people from 22 countries, including: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Guatemala, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States.

Extracting Maximum Deal Value—Seven Keys to Success


“With M&A activity showing no sign of slowing, a continuing focus on revenue synergy execution will be critical in delivering value…By understanding the sources of value and executing against the seven keys to success…executives can get a jump start on capturing value and outperforming the market.” That’s the conclusion of an October 2018 McKinsey & Company survey of 200 seasoned M&A executives from ten industries.

FOCUS on Successful Cross-Border M&A!

2024-01-22T10:58:53+00:00Articles, International Transactions, Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures|

FOCUS Investment Banking is honored to host the 29th M&A Worldwide Rainmaker MIAMI Summit at The Palms Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida on November 15-16, 2018. This is a first for us—we’re busy preparing—and looking forward to a unique event that’s both dynamic and profitable. M&A Worldwide, a global network of M&A advisory firms from 45 countries, is comprised of high-quality advisory firms with proven skills and track records in both domestic and cross-border M&A transactions.

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