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Marshall Graham

Twelve Value Drivers Help Ensure Success in Today’s Tough M&A Environment: PART 2

FOREWORD: At Focus Enterprises, we believe excellent opportunities exist for buyers and sellers alike who apply certain disciplines in today's depressed merger and acquisition climate.

Marshall Graham, founder and Chairman of Focus Enterprises, Inc. has written a comprehensive definition of twelve proven value components or “Value Drivers” that, when applied rigorously, can mean the difference …

Twelve Value Drivers Help Ensure Success in Today’s Tough M&A Environment: PART 1

Today, buyers and sellers are more cautious than ever before. Pre-LOI due diligence is lasting much longer prior to firm deal terms being agreed upon. There is much more focus on forecasted revenues and stable and growing customer bases. Integration planning on paper is taking longer prior to the execution of a Letter of Intent. Finally, management teams, while extremely important in all M&A activity, are becoming much more central to success in today’s M&A transactions.

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 …