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FOCUS Healthcare and Life Sciences Report

Download the FOCUS Healthcare and Life Sciences Report: Winter 2017

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:

  • The Doctor’s House Call: What’s Old is New and Innovative
  • Performance: S&P 500 vs. Public Medical

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

In public markets, the FOCUS Carrier-Focused Telecom Technology Index (CFTTI) had a rough go of it in our Winter reporting period, dropping 6.2% in the past three months. This poor performance was in spite of a solid market backdrop, as both the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ were in positive territory for the three-month period. …

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”

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 …

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 …

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 …