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

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 …

Download the FOCUS Carrier-Focused Telecom Technology Quarterly: Fall 2017 Report

For the second straight reporting period in public markets, the FOCUS Carrier-Focused Telecom Technology Index (CFTTI) delivered a relatively at financial performance. In this case, the sector was down 0.1% over the past three months. This underperformed the broader indices, as both the S&P 500 (up 2.5%) and the NASDAQ (up 3.7%) increased over the

Download the FOCUS Enterprise-Focused Telecom Technology Quarterly: Summer 2017 Report

After a strong performance in our spring report, the FOCUS Enterprise-Focused Telecom Technology Index (EFTTI) reversed course and dropped 2.8% in our summer reporting period. This was despite a favorable market backdrop where the S&P 500 gained 3.6% and the NASDAQ gained 5.0% over the corresponding time frame. Even after this period’s losses, the EFTTI …

Download the FOCUS U.S. Communications Service Provider Quarterly: Summer 2017 Report

In public markets, the FOCUS Communications Service Provider Index (CSPI) had its second straight three-month period in negative territory, dropping 4.6% in our summer reporting period. This was despite relatively healthy gains in both the S&P 500 (up 2.6%) and the NASDAQ (up 3.9%). The difference between the CSPI and the broader indices is even

FOCUS Information Technology Quarterly

Download the FOCUS Information Technology Group’s Summer 2017 Report

Our IT Team has been extremely busy as the first half of 2017 turned out to be an exceptional period for M&A.

We believe the FOCUS IT team is uniquely qualified to help you meet your objectives because, unlike most information technology groups, we:

  • Employ a proven transaction methodology which delivers results
  • Devote senior C-level
FOCUS Healthcare and Life Sciences Report

Download the FOCUS Healthcare and Life Sciences Report: Summer 2017

Inside, be sure to read Part I of a fascinating new two-part article, “Precision Medicine—The Leading Edge of Medical Therapeutics.” According to the authors (an impressive group of FOCUS interns and researchers), precision medicine is a transformative approach to disease treatment and prevention, customizing healthcare based on an individual’s genetic makeup, lifestyle and environment. It

Download the FOCUS Telecom Business Services Quarterly: Summer 2017 Report

In public markets, with a gain of 3.9% in our summer reporting period, the FOCUS Telecom Business Services Index (TBSI) once again posted a solid three-month gain. The performance of the TBSI was significantly better than the three-month gain of the S&P 500 of 2.6%, and was identical to the three-month return of the NASDAQ.

FOCUS Government, Aerospace and Defense Quarterly

Download the Government, Aerospace and Defense Group’s Summer 2017 Report

The latest issue of the FOCUS Government, Aerospace, and Defense Group Report — highlighting aerospace and defense — is now available. The new GAD Report includes:

  • AirVault and GE’s Predix: An Innovative New Route to Aircraft Records Management Supports NextGen Goals
  • Major Q2 2017 Deals in the GAD Sector
  • Performance: S&P 500 vs. GAD Government

Download the FOCUS Enterprise-Focused Telecom Technology Quarterly: Spring 2017 Report

In public markets, the FOCUS Enterprise-Focused Telecom Technology Index (EFTTI) jumped 7.2% in our spring reporting period. This handily outperformed the S&P 500, which gained only 4.6% over the corresponding time frame. However, it slightly trailed the 7.7% gain in the NASDAQ. The picture for the full year looks very similar. The EFTTI delivered a strong year-over-year gain of 22.6%, which outperformed the S&P 500 but lagged the NASDAQ. Gains for the sector have been broad-based, with every single sub sector in the black for both the three- and 12-month periods. Sub sector multiples also are up significantly compared to last year.