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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 Sees M&A Outlook for 2015 as Favorable

Photo: 2015 M&A Outlook Deal volume and deal value metrics are on the rise in the U.S., and FOCUS believes the M&A market will continue this trend into 2015—and even beyond. While numerous factors influence the completion of an M&A deal, at every size and in every industry, we believe the availability of capital and the decisionmakers’ confidence in the future are critical drivers of transaction activity.

Download the FOCUS white paper “Preparing for an Asset-Based Financing”

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Recently, many businesses have faced a new reality when they are abandoned by their traditional commercial banks and are forced to search for non-traditional sources of capital. Commercial banks have tightened their credit standards dramatically since the crash or have abandoned commercial lending entirely.

For many middle market distributors, manufacturers, and service firms, asset-based lending …

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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 …

JOBS Act and REG D Rule 506

In April 2012 the JOBS Act became law. The main purpose of the Act was to stimulate development of new businesses in order to create more jobs. As part of the stimulus plan the SEC was directed to develop rules that would make it easier for entrepreneurs to access capital in order to launch and …

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FOCUS Investment Banking Big Data White Paper

Big Data is a phenomenon resulting from the vast amount of data created by individuals, machines, corporations, and government, driven by technology trends that include social media (Twitter, Facebook, blogs, Four Square, You-Tube, etc.), wireless technologies, enterprise applications, mobile devices, and sensors (GPS, RFID, medical devices, smart grid, manufacturing processes, etc.), most of which are …

Download the FOCUS white paper “The Future of Community Banking”

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Recently, First Virginia Community Bank announced the acquisition of 1st Commonwealth Bank, a small de novo bank started in 2009. The transaction is pending regulatory approval and will be treated as stock-for-stock with value to book at about 97 percent.

Why is this typical of the future?

Over the next three to five years, this …

The Economic Environment for Middle Market Mergers & Acquisitions 2010 to 2012 — Six Industries to Watch

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In 2010, global M&A activity increased for the first year since 2007. According to Mergermarket, the 2010 economic environment led to a worldwide increase in M&A transactions by 14 percent with the value of these transactions increasing 20 percent over 2009. For the same period, U.S. M&A transactions total value increased by 10 percent.

Additionally, …

Investors will be ready to do deals with midmarket tech companies

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On Jan. 18, Kodachrome officially died. This happened when Dwayne's Photo, the last developer of the once popular mass-marketed color film manufactured by Eastman-Kodak Co., ceased processing Kodachrome film.

That is but on example of a once-booming industry that simply ran its course. Be it buggy whips, typewriters or VCRs, this is simply a case …