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FOCUS Investment Banking Represents Smiths Machine, LLC In Its Acquisition by ARCH Global Precision

Smiths Machine has been acquired by Arch Global Precision

Washington, DC (August 28, 2015) – FOCUS Investment Banking LLC, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture and corporate finance
services announced today that Smiths Machine has been acquired by ARCH Global Precision. FOCUS represented Smiths Machine in the transaction.

Smiths Machine, located in Cottondale, Alabama, manufacturers high precision machine components …

Are You Looking to Exit? The M&A Market is Ready for You.

The M&A market for 2015 is looking bright – kicking off with a stellar start. According to Thomson Reuters, Q1 2015 saw over $854 billion in activity – the strongest quarter since 2007. Mid-market (deal valuation up to $500 million) deal volume was at $188.4 billion, with a year over year increase of 6.2 percent. From all indications, M&A will continue to be a leading growth strategy for companies, with rich exit multiples.

Is the M&A Bubble About to Pop?

The answer may surprise you, but first a bit of background. There have been signs of financial bubbles throughout global markets: US price/earnings multiples are relatively high, the Chinese equity market is on a tear notwithstanding signs of an economic slowdown, M&A valuations remain near record levels and so on. But, that’s not the whole …

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Interview with Axial CEO Peter Lehrman

We recently interviewed Peter Lehrman, CEO of Axial, one of the most energetic and innovative companies providing advanced technology solutions to M&A and corporate finance professionals operating in the middle market. Speaking from the “Roosevelt Room” in Axial’s headquarters in the Flatiron District, Peter covers a good deal of ground and I highly recommend you listen.
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PRECISION AGRICULTURE: M&A, Investment, and Start-ups on the Rise | Special Market Report | Second Edition | Winter 2014

Established agriculture and technology companies and a host of startups are bringing innovative products and services to the agriculture arena--this emerging industry is called precision agriculture. The expanded Second Edition of this Special Market Report includes the following: Introduction; Market Participants—Public Companies; On the Horizon—Big Data and “Here Come the Drones;” Private Company Participants; and Partnerships Drive Integrated Solutions.
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Download the Precision Agriculture: M&A, Investment, and Start-ups on the Rise: Special Market Report | Winter 2014

As farmers are increasingly under pressure to squeeze out profits and comply with burdensome regulations, they search relentlessly for operational efficiencies. To satisfy this escalating demand, established agriculture and technology companies and a host of startups are bringing innovative products and services to the agriculture arena, focused on helping farmers close that gap.

This emerging …

FOCUS Investment Banking Represents Sound Seal in Acquisition by Management and Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners

Sound Seal has been acquired by Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners

Washington, DC (January 10, 2014) – FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture and corporate finance services, announced today that management and an investor group led by Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners has acquired Sound Seal, a provider of soundproofing and noise control products. FOCUS represented Sound Seal in …