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Investors will be ready to do deals with midmarket tech companies

February 18, 2011 - There are several sectors that may not recover from the recession, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Technology, however, is not one of them. Many economists suggest that technology deal making, particularly in the lower-middle-market, has provided a silver lining in the economic recovery. Read more...…

FOCUS LLC Represents ClearCarbon Consulting, Inc. in Acquisition by Deloitte LLP

January 3, 2011 - FOCUS LLC, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture and corporate finance services announced that ClearCarbon Consulting, Inc., of Arlington Virginia, has been acquired by Deloitte LLP. FOCUS represented ClearCarbon in the transaction. Read more...…

FOCUS LLC Represents ClearCarbon Consulting in Acquisition by Deloitte LLP

January 3, 2011 - "I have participated in several sell side transactions and was most impressed with the thoroughness of the auction process and the large number of interested suitors FOCUS generated. This transaction, and our merger with Deloitte, exceeded our expectations and has resulted in the most beneficial outcome for the ClearCarbon team going …

Floodgates open: Tribridge secures millions in equity

November 11, 2010 - Tribridge, an IT services and business consulting firm, plans to use its first-ever round of private equity financing to grow existing operations, particularly those focused on cloud computing, or providing software and other resources on demand over the Internet, said Tony DiBenedetto, chairman and CEO. LLR also committed to providing funds …

Focus Finishes Growth Financing for Tribridge

November 8, 2010 - "The Tribridge transaction is typical of deal activity in 2010. We have seen enormous interest from private equity groups with a specific focus in IT industry growth areas, such as cloud-based solutions and payment systems," said George Shea, partner and team leader of the Software and IT Services Group at Focus. …

Exit Strategies: A Tale of 3 Business Owners

“If you’re on the fence about when to exit your small- to medium-sized company — any business valued between $250,000 and $75 million — you might want to consider selling now,” says Marshall Graham, founder and chairman of FOCUS LLC.…