Interview with Rick Thomas CEO and Chief Outdoor Enthusiast of FOCUS

As a member of our automotive aftermarket team, Rick Thomas, FOCUS CEO, has led our firm’s expansion into overlanding by helping several companies raise capital by selling all or parts of their businesses. As an overlanding enthusiast himself, Rick identified overlanding as a growth category for our firm so internally we have branded him as our ‘COE - Chief Outdoor Enthusiast’. In a recent interview, Rick discusses his personal connection to overlanding and how FOCUS helps firms in the industry.

What is the Value of my Medical Practice?

This article focuses on how medical practices are valued by private equity-backed groups, and to an extent, health systems and other strategic acquirers. Only some specialties are candidates for this type of transaction, while others may rely on more traditional physician-to-physician deals (often buying and selling for asset value plus “goodwill”).

Specialties that are currently …

Private Equity Interest in Orthopedics Grows

Compared to other medical fields like dentistry and dermatology, private equity involvement in orthopedic practices has been relatively small. But that’s been changing over the past few years and is likely to continue to grow moving forward.

Private Equity’s Increasing Consolidation of Oncology Practices 

On April 23 a group led by private equity firm TPG agreed to acquire OneOncology, the nation’s largest independent community oncology network, in a deal valued at $2.1 billion. AmerisourceBergen, the big drug wholesaler, is buying a minority stake in the firm; OneOncology’s affiliated practices, physicians, and management team will also retain a minority interest.

2023 Trends in e-commerce

In the fast-paced world of e-commerce, staying ahead of the curve is crucial for businesses to thrive. As the industry evolves, new trends emerge, transforming the way we shop online. In this article, we explore four recent merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions that not only reflect the evolving landscape of e-commerce but also shed light …

Machine Shop Robots Get Real

Ten years ago, many of the tasks in a high-precision machine shop could be done by easily hirable shop floor employees.  Not anymore.  Today every shop owner has to deal with the increasingly frustrating task of recruiting qualified workers. To read the full article, click here. If it prompts some follow-up questions on how …

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.

Economics of Automation

Determining Robotic Welding ROI in a Low-Volume, High-Mix Environment

Determining the ROI of welding robots on an assembly line is a complex math task.

Owners: Keep your eye on your equity!

Precision machine shop owners are experiencing high demand for their services. With the economy re-opening orders are piling up. One of the biggest problem is keeping up with that demand. However, that does not necessarily mean business is destined to continue to get more valuable as revenue grows. This article explores this topic and encourages precision machine owners to consider the big picture.