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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 resources with operating expertise in the IT sector who advise CEOs and boards
  • Deliver precise, comprehensive research to close transactions, deploying a team of professionals dedicated to producing results
  • Leverage years of experience in the middle market to maximize opportunities for successful transactions 
  • Have a national presence with global reach—regional offices ensure that all clients receive personalized service throughout every phase of a transaction
  • Offer strategic advisory services that enhance shareholder value
Members of the FOCUS IT team attend conferences and meetings in the U.S. and internationally. We are always delighted to receive introductions to innovative companies in the industry. We hope to see you at one of these events, and look forward to exploring your capital market needs as you continue to grow your enterprise.
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

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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 Sector Q2 2017
  • Aerospace Sector Q2 2017 Defense Sector Q1 2017
  • M&A Activity in the GAD Sector
  • Selected GAD Transactions Q2 2017
  • Recent FOCUS GAD Transactions
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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.
FOCUS Information Technology Quarterly

Download the FOCUS Information Technology Group’s Spring 2017 Report

M&A activity continues to remain strong within the broad technology sector. 451 Research ranked the following sectors in order of highest amount of acquisition spend within the technology sector in 2015.
  1. Enterprise Security
  2. Mobile Technology
  3. Internet Content/Commerce
  4. Enterprise Application Software
  5. Enterprise Infrastructure Software
Mobile Technology has been drawing the highest amount of spend from acquirers since 2012 and was only shifted to second spot in 2015 behind Information Security.
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Download the FOCUS U.S. Communications Service Provider Quarterly: Spring 2017 Report

The Communications Service Provider Index (CSPI) dipped into the red for our spring reporting period with a three-month loss of 1.0%. This significantly trailed the 5.5% gain in the S&P 500 and the 9.8% gain in the NASDAQ over the corresponding time period. This period’s underperformance also moves the CSPI behind the broader indices for

FOCUS Government, Aerospace and Defense Quarterly

Download the Government, Aerospace and Defense Group’s Spring 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:
  • Major Q1 2017 Deals in the GAD Sector
  • Performance: S&P 500 vs. GAD
  • Government Sector Q1 2017
  • Aerospace Sector Q1 2017
  • Defense Sector Q1 2017
  • M&A Activity in the GAD Sector
  • Selected GAD Transactions Q1 2017
  • Recent FOCUS GAD Transactions