Advanced Manufacturing News

FOCUS Investment Banking Represents SisTech Manufacturing in its Sale to LFM Capital

Washington, DC, (December 1, 2023) – FOCUS Investment Banking (“FOCUS”), a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture and corporate finance services, announced today that SisTech Manufacturing (“SisTech” or “The Company”), has received an investment from LFM Capital, a PE firm focused on lower middle market manufacturing and industrial services businesses.  The investment is the sixth platform company in LFM’s third fund. FOCUS initiated this transaction and advised SisTech throughout the process.

Recap: 2023 West Coast M&A/Private Equity Forum

The grandees of Silicon Valley often view Mergers and Acquisitions through a different lens than much of the rest of the country. Whether due to new technologies supplanting the old, overhyped valuations crashing to earth, errors in judgement, or lack of business acumen, the tech world is rife with the rise and fall of companies …

Photonics Blog Series

For the past five years at least we have watched the rapid consolidation of the photonics industry. Yet we believe the consolidation of this huge, fast-growing, and highly fragmented international industry is really still in its early stages. There remain thousands of companies around the world ripe for sale or mergers with other companies that we believe can keep the M&A momentum churning for many years to come.

Consolidation Drivers in the Photonics Industry

Supply chain pressures

As we all know, global supply chains in just about every industry were severely impacted by the COVID pandemic. Our first installment on this topic can be read here. We continue discussing consolidation drivers in the photonics industry in this second installment. Reliance on foreign supply sources and the prevalence of just-in-time …

Consolidation Heats Up the Photonics Industry

For the past five years at least we have watched the rapid consolidation of the photonics industry. Yet we believe the consolidation of this huge, fast-growing, and highly fragmented international industry is really still in its early stages. There remain thousands of companies around the world ripe for sale or mergers with other companies that …

Bearing Distributors, Inc. Case Study

Bearing Distributors, Inc. (“Bearing Distributors”), based in Columbia, South Carolina, has been acquired by Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT, “Applied”). This case study highlights the unique process of this transaction.

FOCUS Investment Banking Represents Bearing Distributors, Inc. in its sale to Applied Industrial Technologies

Washington, DC, (October 20, 2023) – FOCUS Investment Banking (“FOCUS”), a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture and corporate finance services, announced today that Bearing Distributors, Inc. (“Bearing Distributors”), based in Columbia, South Carolina, has been acquired by Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT, “Applied”).  FOCUS initiated this transaction and advised Bearing Distributors throughout the process. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

CORE Industrial Partners Case Study

GEM Manufacturing (“GEM”), a portfolio company of CORE Industrial Partners (“CORE”), an industrials-focused private equity firm investing in manufacturing, industrial technology, and industrial services businesses, has acquired Coining Manufacturing LLC (“Coining”) and Precision Machine Products, Inc. (“PMP”). This case study highlights the unique process of this transaction.

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