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Managed Service Providers: Part 1

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M&A Opportunities for Managed Service Providers

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have historically relied on in-house IT support, but there is an emerging trend of these companies outsourcing their IT functions to Managed Service Providers, or MSPs. The MSP sector is large, highly profitable and growing rapidly, with the market expected to reach more than …

FOCUS Investment Banking Represents Accscient in its Acquisition of Mission Critical Systems

Accscient has acquired Mission Critical Systems Vienna, VA (October 20, 2020) – FOCUS Investment Banking (“FOCUS”), a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture and corporate finance services, announced today that Accscient, a multifaceted technology company that creates innovation-powered business solutions, has purchased Mission Critical Systems, an information technology company focused solely on cyber security solutions. FOCUS represented Accscient in the transaction.

FOCUS Investment Banking Represents Five Talent in its Sale to Effectual

Five Talent Software has been acquired by Effectual Inc. Washington, DC, (June 24, 2020)— FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture, and capital raising services, announced today that Five Talent has been acquired by Effectual.  The acquisition will allow both firms to combine their individual expertise and deliver a full suite of services to clients on their IT modernization journeys.
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George Shea discusses the state of Software and SaaS M&A at Axial Roundtable

Watch George Shea, the IT Team Co-Leader, and other industry experts discuss the current state of M&A in the software and SaaS space. Valuations, the impacts of remote work, creative due diligence tactics and how buyers and sellers are sharing risk to get transactions to the finish line are all covered in this virtual roundtable.

ICS has been recapitalized by ClearLight Partners LLC

ICS has been recapitalized by ClearLight Partners LLC

Washington, DC, (May 15, 2020)— FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture, and capital raising services, announced today that ICS has received an investment from ClearLight Partners. FOCUS represented ICS in the transaction and terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Founded over thirty years ago, ICS works …

FOCUS Investment Banking Represents ParkSouth Ventures and Kian Capital Partners in its Investment in the Newly Formed, My IT

Kian Capital and ParkSouth Ventures have recapitalized the merger of My IT and ECS Washington, DC, (February 10, 2020) — FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture, and capital raising services, announced today that Enterprise Computing Services (ECS) and My IT have merged. The newly formed managed IT services provider (MSP), which will be called My IT, will pursue additional acquisitions through funding from ParkSouth Ventures and Kian Capital Partners. FOCUS represented ParkSouth Ventures and Kian Capital Partners in the transaction.