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A2Z Manufacturing: Is This the Competitor You Should Really Be Worrying About?

Merger and acquisition activity has accelerated in the precision machining industry due to the confluence of three fundamental technological and market forces.
  • Large capital inflows from private equity funds
  • Automated, digital manufacturing processes
  • Digital integration of the supply chain
The capital required to simply stay competitive is likely to soon leave a substantial portion of the industry field behind. The average firm owner may not yet have felt a serious impact, but complacency about the changes underway will threaten the competitive position of many industry participants and can have a serious impact on the equity they have taken years to build. Owners must recognize and confront pro-actively the building pressures for exploring a non-organic growth model. 

An Industry “In Play”: The Future of Independent Precision Machining

Made in America! That’s the watchword of our precision machining industry, which is enjoying a major upturn driven by the need for ever more sophisticated components required to support new technologies in manufacturing, automation, life sciences, aerospace and defense. Most shops we visit report good revenue growth and many see more new business opportunities than …

FOCUS Investment Banking Represents HL Precision Manufacturing in its Combination with Hi-Grade Welding to form H3 Manufacturing Group

HL Precision Manufacturing, Inc. has merged with Hi-Grade Welding & Manufacturing, LLC to form H3 Manufacturing Group, LLC. Financing was provided by CFB and Aldine. FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture, and corporate finance services, announced today that HL Precision Manufacturing, Inc. (HL) with facilities in Champaign and Fisher, Illinois, and Hi-Grade Welding & Mfg, LLC (Hi-Grade) based in Schaumburg, Illinois, have combined by creating a common parent company to be known as H3 Manufacturing Group, LLC.

FOCUS Investment Banking Represents TSS Technologies in the Acquisition of its Assets and Business by Resilience Capital Partners

Resilience Capital Partners has acquired the assets and business of TSS Technologies

Washington, DC, January 3, 2019 – FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture, and corporate finance services, announced today that the assets and business of TSS Technologies, Inc. (“TSS”) have been acquired by an affiliate of Resilience Capital Partners.  FOCUS represented TSS in this transaction.

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FOCUS Investment Banking Assisted Burnhart Holdings (WEC Group) in its Sale to Amari UK Inc. — Cross-border transaction in the Advanced Automation Industry and winner of the 2018 M&A Worldwide Deal of the Year Award

Burnhart Holdings (dba WEC Group) has been acquired by Amari UK Inc.

Washington, DC, (December 18, 2018) – FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture, and corporate finance services, announced today that Burnhart Holdings (trading as WEC Group) has been sold to Amari UK, Inc. FOCUS represented the transaction in the U.S. and introduced the transaction to the buyer, which …