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Download the FOCUS Automotive Group Brochure

The FOCUS Automotive Group provides M&A advisory, debt and equity financing, strategic advice and independent research to entrepreneurs, investors and lenders in key segments of the automotive services industry, including: Collision repairers Mechanical and lubrication services Retailers Product manufacturers Equipment suppliers Specialized service providers Our experienced M&A professionals and Senior Advisors have broad backgrounds in… Read more »

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

FOCUS U.S. Communication Service Provider Quarterly

After a strong performance in our Winter report, the FOCUS Communications Service Provider Index (CSPI) slipped in this most recent period with a loss of 0.2%. This loss underperformed the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ, both of which turned in modest gains for the period. On a year-over-year basis the CSPI’s gain of 8.8% also… Read more »

Download the FOCUS Telecom Business Services Quarterly: Spring 2014 Report

FOCUS Telecom Business Services Quarterly

The FOCUS Telecom Business Services Index (TBSI) maintained the positive momentum from our Winter report and started out the year with a strong gain of 4.7%. This was well in excess of both the 1.3% gain in the S&P 500 and the 0.5% gain in the NASDAQ. Despite this strong performance, the TBSI’s year-over-year gain… Read more »

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

FOCUS Carrier Focused Telecom Technology Quarterly

FOCUS’ Carrier-Focused Telecom Technology Index (CFTTI) rebounded from a shaky performance in our winter report to turn in a strong return of 4.7% in this most recent three month period. This increase was higher than the 3.0% gain in the S&P 500 but lagged the 6.1% gain in the NASDAQ. The CFTTI’s gains for the… Read more »

Download the FOCUS Government, Aerospace and Defense (GAD) Group: Q1 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: Performance: S&P 500 versus GAD (1/1/13-12/31/13) plus performance of three custom indexes compiled by FOCUS to track public market valuation trends in each GAD sector M&A Activity in the… Read more »

Download the FOCUS Healthcare and Life Sciences Report: Spring 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: “Screening for Prevention of Prostate Cancer” by Timothy Tankosic, MD, Senior Advisor, FOCUS Investment Banking LLC… Read more »

FOCUS Enterprise-Focused Telecom Technology Quarterly: Winter 2014 Report

FOCUS Enterprise-Focused Telecom Technology Quarterly

The FOCUS Enterprise-Focused Telecom Technology Index (EFTTI) had a solid three month period with a gain of 4.6%. This was in-line with the 4.7% gain in the NASDAQ and well above the 1.5% gain in the S&P 500. The picture for the full year was not quite as positive. While the EFTTI managed to turn… Read more »

FOCUS Information Technology Group: Winter 2014 Report

Strategic acquirers are showing strong interest in lower middle market software and IT services firms in an effort to continue to augment their offerings and expand their geographical presence. Overseas companies, particularly those in Europe and India, continue their buying push into the US market at favorable multiples. Finally, private equity firms have stepped up… Read more »

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… Read more »

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

FOCUS U.S. Communication Service Provider Quarterly

The FOCUS Communications Service Provider Index (CSPI) recovered from its losses in our Autumn report and turned in a strong gain of 9.3% for this most recent three month period. This performance was slightly behind the 9.9% gain in the S&P 500 and the 10.7% gain in the NASDAQ. All five sub sectors were in… Read more »