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FOCUS Investment Banking represents Gladwin Paint Company in its acquisition by FinishMaster (Uni-Select, Inc.)

Gladwin Paint Company has been acquired by Finishmaster Inc.

Washington, DC (May 2, 2016) – FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture and corporate finance services announced today that Gladwin Automotive Paint and its eight locations have been acquired by FinishMaster, Inc, a subsidiary of Uni-Select, Inc. (TSE:UNS).  FinishMaster is the leading national independent distributor of automotive …

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FOCUS: Consolidation in 4,000-outlet paint jobber industry echoes auto body trends

The heavy consolidation trend in the collision repair industry continues to be mirrored in the 4,000-outlet, $4 billion paint refinish distribution segment, a new FOCUS Investment Banking report notes. “There are multiple buyers, many willing sellers, cheap capital and attractive prices,” FOCUS Managing Director David Roberts wrote in a recent study.

FOCUS Investment Banking Represents Aquia Auto Parts Company, Inc. dba Refinish Solutions In Its Acquisition by FinishMaster, Inc.

Aquia Auto Parts Company, Inc. dba Refinish Solutions has been acquired by FinishMaster, Inc.

Washington, DC (December 8, 2015) – FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture and corporate finance services announced today that Aquia Auto Parts Company, Inc. dba Refinish Solutions has entered into an agreement to be acquired by FinishMaster, Inc., a subsidiary of Uni-Select, Inc. (TSE:UNS). FOCUS represented Refinish …

FOCUS Investment Banking Represents B&R Body Shop In Its Acquisition by Caliber Collision Centers

B&R Body has been acquired by Caliber Collision Centers

Washington, DC (November 5, 2015) – FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture and corporate finance services announced today that B&R Body Shop has been acquired by Caliber Collision Centers. FOCUS represented B&R Body Shop in the transaction.

B&R Body Shop has served the Metro Charlotte, North Carolina …

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The ABCs of Financing MSO Alternatives

As shared at the 2015 MSO Symposium in Detroit, FOCUS explains the ABC’s of Financing and discusses how MSO’s have multiple alternatives in today’s competitive and consolidating environment: growing, selling or playing the waiting game or as we call it “milking the cow.”

FOCUS Investment Banking Represents Painters Supply, Inc. In Its Acquisition by FinishMaster, Inc.

Painter’s Supply Company, Inc. has been acquired by Uni-Select, Inc. through its subsidiary, FinishMaster, Inc.

Washington, DC (August 3, 2015) – FOCUS Investment Banking LLC, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture and corporate finance services announced today that Painters Supply, Inc. has been acquired by FinishMaster, Inc. FOCUS represented Painters Supply in the transaction.

Painters Supply, a PPG Platinum distributor, long respected as one of …