Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures

Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP)

Is Now the Right Time to Consider an ESOP?

FOCUS adopted an ESOP, an employee stock ownership plan, form of corporate structure late last year. We decided to implement an ESOP as it afforded our partners an opportunity to redeem their capital accounts, but kept our existing organization intact without any changes to our culture, organization, benefit plans or management team. In effect, the ESOP allowed us to maintain our business model and procedures exactly the same as prior to the transaction. In so doing, FOCUS joined nearly 7,000 other companies who have made the decision to establish an ESOP.

FOCUS Investment Banking Represents Cyber Security firm Kivu Consulting, Inc. in its Recapitalization by Bow River Capital

Kivu Consulting has been recapitalized by Bow River Capital Partners

Washington, DC, (February 12, 2019) – FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture, and corporate finance services, announced today that Kivu Consulting, Inc. has been acquired by Bow River Capital. FOCUS represented Kivu Consulting in this transaction.

Since 2009, Kivu Consulting has provided incident response, risk management and …

FOCUS Investment Banking Represents ADDvantage Technologies Group, Inc. in its Acquisition of Fulton Technologies, Inc. and Mill City Communications, Inc.

ADDvantage Technologies Group, Inc. has acquired Fulton Technologies, Inc.

Washington, DC, (January 14, 2019) – FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture, and corporate finance services, announced today that ADDvantage Technologies Group, Inc. (“ADDvantage Technologies”) has acquired the assets of Fulton Technologies, Inc. and Mill City Communications, Inc. (together “Fulton Technologies”).  FOCUS represented ADDvantage Technologies in the …

Kialoa Canoe Paddles, Inc. has been acquired by Werner Paddles, Inc.

FOCUS Investment Banking Represents Kialoa Paddles in its Acquisition by Werner Paddles

Washington, DC, (December 31, 2018) – FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture, and corporate finance services, announced today that Kialoa Paddles has been acquired by Werner Paddles. FOCUS represented Kialoa in this transaction.

Kialoa, a Bend, Oregon-based company, makes outrigger and stand-up paddleboard paddles, as well as …