Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures

FOCUS Investment Banking Represents KMS Solutions, LLC in its Acquisition by SUBSYSTEMs

KMS Solutions, LLC has been acquired by Subsystem Technologies, Inc.

Washington, DC, (July 18, 2017) – FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture, and corporate finance services, announced today that KMS Solutions, LLC (KMS) has been acquired by Subsystem Technologies, Inc. (SUBSYSTEMs). FOCUS represented KMS in the transaction.  Founded in 2005, KMS is a woman-owned small business dedicated… Read more »

FOCUS Investment Banking Represents ncgCARE in its Purchase of Appalachian Community Services

ncgCARE has acquired Appalachian Community Services (ACS)

Atlanta, GA, (July 6, 2017) – FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture, and corporate finance services, announced today that ncgCARE has acquired Appalachian Community Services. FOCUS represented ncgCARE in the transaction. ncgCARE, based in Virginia, is a national network of provider partners in behavioral healthcare. With over… Read more »

FOCUS Investment Banking Represents Enviro-Organic Technologies, Inc. in its Acquisition by Denali Water Solutions LLC

Enviro-Organic Technologies, Inc. has been acquired by Denali Water Solutions LLC

Washington, DC (June 26, 2017) – FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture and corporate finance services announced today that Enviro-Organic Technologies, Inc. has  been acquired by Denali Water Solutions LLC. FOCUS represented Enviro-Organic in the transaction. Since 1995, Enviro-Organic has provided residuals management services to major food… Read more »

Six Sure-Fire Strategies for Acquisition

While every deal is characterized by its own strategic logic, most successful deals have specific, well-articulated value creation concepts from the very beginning—while the strategic rationales of less successful deals can be vague. According to a May 2017 report by McKinsey & Company, the strategic rationale for an acquisition that creates value (providing the buyer did not overpay) typically conforms to at least one of these six scenarios:

Four Keys to US M&A Success in 2017

Following a slow start at the beginning of 2016, the US M&A market demonstrated its resilience. Uncertainty around some high-profile broken deals, the UK’s Brexit vote, and the US Presidential election has washed out of the market and the outlook for 2017 is positive.
These four broad factors are likely to set the tone for M&A activity in 2017. While dealmaking ended 2016 on a high note, to continue, certain key factors need to be in place, according to a new report, “Building Momentum: US M&A,”

Trump Policies Likely to Make 2017 a Good Year for Buying Companies

A guest article in the January 20, 2017 issue of Mergers & Acquisitions observes that: “Private equity players are already looking ahead at how the merger and acquisition (M&A) landscape will shape up over the next four years and where to find the next big opportunity… Currently, corporates are flush with cash, while the private… Read more »

2017 Market Outlook: Calls Heads or Tailwinds as Markets Swing on Policy Shifts*

The Economy Resuscitates, Stocks Gain, Rates Rise, Inflation Grows — Heightened Volatility and Potential for Big Market Swings Likely

In 2017, there is cautious optimism for accelerating U.S. and global economic growth, improving corporate fundamentals, modest stock gains, and higher yields on expectations of fiscal stimulus and regulatory policy easing.

Full-on optimism is tempered by the rippling effects of rising inflation, a stronger dollar, weak credit markets, uncertain commodity pricing, and game-changing political events that raise the potential for big market swings.