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Download the FOCUS U.S. Communications Service Provider Quarterly: Fall 2014 Report

FOCUS U.S. Communication Service Provider Quarterly

In public markets, the FOCUS Communications Service Provider Index (CSPI) had a relatively modest gain of 1.1 percent for our Fall reporting period. This placed the sector roughly in-line with the 0.6 percent gain in the S&P 500 and the 1.9 percent gain in the NASDAQ. Performance was mixed, with three of the sub sectors… Read more »

Download the FOCUS Telecom Business Services Quarterly: Fall 2014 Report

FOCUS Telecom Business Services Quarterly

The broader public market slowed significantly during the course of our Fall reporting period, and these market headwinds undoubtedly helped the FOCUS Telecom Business Services Index (TBSI) dip into the red for this reporting period. The TBSI fell 4.1 percent, marking the first three month period since our Summer 2013 report that it did not… Read more »

Download FOCUS Government, Aerospace and Defense (GAD) Group’s Q3 2014 Report

FOCUS Government, Aerospace and Defense (GAD) Group 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: Introduction: Trimble Acquires Omega Group; TriMas Corporation Acquires Allfast Fastening Systems; and Charlesbank Capital Partners Acquires HDT Global Performance: S&P 500 versus GAD (10/08/2013–09/29/2014) plus performance of three custom… Read more »

Download the FOCUS Carrier-Focused Telecom Technology Quarterly: Fall 2014 Report

FOCUS Carrier Focused Telecom Technology Quarterly

While FOCUS’ Carrier-Focused Telecom Technology Index (CFTTI) was able to show a slight gain of 0.6% in this most recent three month period, it significantly underperformed both the S&P 500 (gain of 4.1%) and the NASDAQ (gain of 8.0%). Five of the seven sub sectors in the CFTTI had gains for the period, but only… Read more »

Download the FOCUS Healthcare and Life Sciences Report: Fall 2014

FOCUS Healthcare and Life Sciences Report

The FOCUS Healthcare and Life Sciences Group brings readers key insights into the healthcare and life sciences investment market from the point of view of FOCUS partners and senior advisors. The new FOCUS Healthcare and Life Sciences Report includes: CONNECTED HEALTH: Providing Wellness, Prevention, and Disease Management in the Homeby Les Mace, Senior Advisor, FOCUS… Read more »

Download the FOCUS Information Technology Group: Fall 2014 Report

The FOCUS IT Team has been extremely busy as 2014 is turning out to be an exceptional year for M&A. One of the key drivers behind the flurry of activity is business transformational change, particularly the paradigm shift to cloud computing and the emergence of the Managed Service Provider as a cost-efficient vehicle for converting… Read more »

Download the FOCUS Telecom Business Services Quarterly: Summer 2014 Report

FOCUS Telecom Business Services Quarterly

The FOCUS Telecom Business Services Index (TBSI) continued its upward climb in this most recent three month period with a solid gain of 2.7%. This increase trailed both the S&P 500 (which gained 4.7% for the period) and the NASDAQ (which gained 5.0% for the period). The picture is similar for the twelve month period…… Read more »

Download the FOCUS Enterprise-Focused Telecom Technology Quarterly: Summer 2014 Report

FOCUS Enterprise-Focused Telecom Technology Quarterly

After lagging the broader indices in our Spring report, the FOCUS Enterprise-Focused Telecom Technology Index (EFTTI) outperformed the broader market indices with strong gains for our Summer reporting period. The EFTTI enjoyed a gain of 6.7% in this most recent three month period. This compares to gains of 2.5% in the S&P 500 and 6.2%… Read more »

Download the FOCUS Carrier-Focused Telecom Technology Quarterly: Summer 2014 Report

FOCUS Carrier Focused Telecom Technology Quarterly

FOCUS’ Carrier-Focused Telecom Technology Index (CFTTI) showed a moderate increase for this three month period with a gain of 3.4%. This was on par with the 3.4% gain in the S&P 500 and significantly better than the 1.5% loss in the NASDAQ. Performance was mixed, with three of our sub sectors posting gains and four… Read more »

Download the FOCUS Enterprise-Focused Telecom Technology Quarterly: Spring 2014 Report

FOCUS Enterprise-Focused Telecom Technology Quarterly

The FOCUS Enterprise-Focused Telecom Technology Index (EFTTI) was essentially flat for this three month period, eking out a small gain of 0.1%. This performance significantly lagged the 5.7% three month gain for the S&P 500 and was also slightly behind the 0.3% gain in the NASDAQ over this same period. Only one sub sector managed… Read more »