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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.

What Matters Most to Your Store’s Potential Buyer?

Last month we looked at several important considerations that matter to strategic and financial buyers when looking for an acquisition of a multi-unit tire and service retailer. They were revenue size, geography, the stores themselves, area demographics, and growth trajectory and future prospects.

Sophisticated buyers want to know everything about your business before acquiring it …

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A FOCUS First—FIVE Deals in a Month!

Unprecedented performance! In September, FOCUS closed five deals and, frankly, I’m thrilled and extremely proud of our achievement! Five deals in a single month demonstrate the solid expertise of FOCUS, successfully deploying a variety of strategic services.

Prepping the Princess: Is Your Business Ready to Sell?

a fan spread of books titled "prepping the princess for the party" Learn from industry-leading legal, accounting, investment banking, marketing, business advisory and financial services experts about the steps you should be taking inside your business now to make it more attractive for a successful sale―even if that’s several years down the road.

Potential Buyers Expect EBITDA to be at Least 10% of Sales

Last month we looked at several important considerations that matter to strategic and financial buyers when looking for an acquisition of a multi-unit tire and service retailer. They were revenue size, geography, the stores themselves, area demographics, and growth trajectory and future prospects.

Sophisticated buyers want to know everything about your business before acquiring it …

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Maps of the Regional and Super Regional MSOs

The FOCUS Automotive and FenderBender article “Rise of the Regional and Super Regional MSOs” published in FenderBender Magazine in Sept 2018 examines the growth strategies of 15 market leading MSOs in the US, interviewing 3 of its top operators.
Digital Due Diligence

Digital Due Diligence—The Secret to Success?

Today, we’re living in a “digital age” where every M&A transaction has many significant digital considerations and all companies have large, complex digital footprints. According to the Conference Board:

“A comprehensive digital due diligence assessment includes an examination of a company’s digital and social media assets, including websites, social platforms and online communities, systems and …

Understanding Private Equity Investments in the Tire and Service Business

With the recent combination of private equity-owned Mavis Tire Supply Corp. and Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers (Express Oil Change LLC), it’s a good time for tire dealers to understand how private equity plays the acquisition game differently than strategic acquirers like Monro Inc.

Private equity groups raise large amounts of money from institutions, …

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FOCUS Honored to Host 29th M&A Worldwide Rainmaker MIAMI Summit

On November 15-16, 2018, one of the largest worldwide, middle market M&A conferences is coming to The Palms in Miami Beach, proudly hosted by FOCUS. In a venue designed for positive personal interaction, Summit participants will network with more than 150 business executives and international investment bankers at a unique event that promises to be …

FOCUS on Successful Cross-Border M&A!

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.