FOCUS is a leading investment bank
with special expertise in the
automation of manufacturing
and distribution logistics.

FOCUS is a leading investment bank with special expertise in the automation of manufacturing and distribution logistics.

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Outlook, Analysis, Advice, Guidance and Results

Contact FOCUS Partner, John Slater to learn more about how our team can help your business execute a superior M&A or capital raise transaction.

Is Industry 4.0 the New Dotcom Boom?

By John Slater and Jorge Maceyras

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Representative Industries Served

Manufacturing
  • Advanced Materials
  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Electronic and Opto-Electronic Components and Systems
  • Medical Device Fabrication
  • Precision Machining and Metal Components Fabrication
Automation Industry
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Automation Integration
  • Cybersecurity
  • Drones and Autonomous Vehicles
  • Internet of Things/Industry 4.0
  • Optics, Photonics and Sensors
  • Robotic Process Automation
  • Robotics
  • Supply Chain Logistics

Welcome

Photo: John Slater

John Slater, Partner and Advanced Manufacturing & Automation Team Leader

The global economy is at an inflection point. We are in the early innings of an automation and digitization boom that promises to fundamentally transform the global manufacturing and distribution industries. Companies that don’t adapt are at significant risk of being left behind.

Firms in the Advanced Manufacturing, Distribution Logistics and Automation industries operate in a rapidly evolving environment. The capital markets have taken notice and aggressive, well-funded acquirers are rapidly transforming the competitive landscape.

The FOCUS Advanced Manufacturing & Automation team is here to help business owners navigate this new and unfamiliar terrain. We provide M&A advisory services (buy and sell side) and locate the capital businesses need to grow. Our team is composed of seasoned investment bankers and advisors with extensive operating experience in manufacturing and distribution backed by a deep research team.

We represent owners, to help you identify and achieve your goals:

  • We help you evaluate your business, including:
    • Its position in the industry,
    • It’s readiness for sale or growth
    • The opportunities and risks automation presents your firm, and
    • Your strategic alternatives and company value based upon these factors and the current financial markets.
  • We advise you on preparing your business for sale, growing your business through acquisition or raising capital to support your growth.
  • We help you find multiple prospects for a sale, an acquisition or new capital.
  • We help you structure the deal; from asset or stock purchase, cash or debt, goodwill purchases, earnouts and more.
  • Our proven process targets multiple bidders and a robust negotiation to achieve the best price and terms for you as seller.
  • As entrepreneurs, we know the importance of taking care of your employees.
  • We recognize that transitioning after a sale and the impact of the sale on you and your family are important to your decision and go beyond pure economics.
  • Critical Technologies, Inc.
  • Strength Capital, LLC
  • ARCH Global Precision, LLC
  • Opti-Forms, Inc.
  • Smiths Machine, LLC
  • LbGlobalLaw, LLC
  • TÜV Rheinland
  • Sound Seal
  • AlphaLit
  • Embee, Inc.
  • Takata Corporation
  • Henkel Corporation
  • Nextek, Inc.
  • APSE Aerospace Products, S.E., Inc.
  • Avialec International
  • Fibre Craft

Welcome

Photo: John Slater

John Slater, Partner and Advanced Manufacturing & Automation Team Leader

The global economy is at an inflection point. We are in the early innings of an automation and digitization boom that promises to fundamentally transform the global manufacturing and distribution industries. Companies that don’t adapt are at significant risk of being left behind.

Firms in the Advanced Manufacturing, Distribution Logistics and Automation industries operate in a rapidly evolving environment. The capital markets have taken notice and aggressive, well-funded acquirers are rapidly transforming the competitive landscape.

The FOCUS Advanced Manufacturing & Automation is here to help business owners navigate this new and unfamiliar terrain. We provide M&A advisory services (buy and sell side) and locate the capital businesses need to grow. Our team is composed of seasoned investment bankers and advisors with extensive operating experience in manufacturing and distribution backed by a deep research team.

Contact Us

Outlook, Analysis, Advice, Guidance and Results

Contact FOCUS Partner, John Slater to learn more about how our team can help your business execute a superior M&A or capital raise transaction.

We represent owners, to help you identify and achieve your goals:

  • We help you evaluate your business, including:
    • Its position in the industry,
    • It’s readiness for sale or growth
    • The opportunities and risks automation presents your firm, and
    • Your strategic alternatives and company value based upon these factors and the current financial markets.
  • We advise you on preparing your business for sale, growing your business through acquisition or raising capital to support your growth.
  • We help you find multiple prospects for a sale, an acquisition or new capital.
  • We help you structure the deal; from asset or stock purchase, cash or debt, goodwill purchases, earnouts and more.
  • Our proven process targets multiple bidders and a robust negotiation to achieve the best price and terms for you as seller.
  • As entrepreneurs, we know the importance of taking care of your employees.
  • We recognize that transitioning after a sale and the impact of the sale on you and your family are important to your decision and go beyond pure economics.

Is Industry 4.0 the New Dotcom Boom?

By John Slater and Jorge Maceyras

View more

Member of

RIA - Robotic Industries Association
M&A Worldwide
Pittsburgh Technology Council

Member of

RIA - Robotic Industries Association
M&A Worldwide
Pittsburgh Technology Council