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Rick Thomas

CEO, FOCUS Investment Banking LLC

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2021 FOCUS Year in Review

In 2021 FOCUS had its most successful year. We saw tremendous growth in the number of transactions we completed as well as the revenue we generated. We invite you to read our Year In Review.
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The Endless Summer of M&A?

Over fifty years ago in the late 1960’s filmmaker Bruce Brown gave us his cult classic surfer documentary The Endless Summer. The film chronicles the journey of two young professional surfers who circumnavigate the globe chasing summer through both the northern and southern hemispheres in search of the elusive “perfect wave.”

As we enter the summer of 2019, the comparison to the M&A market today seems appropriate. Are we in the “endless summer” of super charged M&A activity and valuations? We have been experiencing an almost unseen level of M&A activity over the past four years and one can’t help but ask….when (not if) will it end?