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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 Neuralify in their Sale to ISG

Neuralify has been acquired by ISG Washington, DC, (July 15, 2020)— FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture, and capital raising services, announced today that Neuralify, LLC has been acquired by Information Services Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: III), a leading global technology research and advisory firm.  The acquisition will combine Neuralify’s SaaS-based digital enablement platform with the broad portfolio of intelligent automation solutions offered by ISG Automation, a unit of ISG.

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.
Photo: George Shea at the Axial Roundtable

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.

Insight and Perspective: Middle Market M&A Activity in the Current Environment

REPORT: Insight and Perspective: Middle Market M&A Activity in the Current Environment It is no surprise that middle market M&A has not escaped the current economic crisis—as it is filled with companies across a wide array of industries that have been seriously impacted by the country’s abrupt slowdown. However, the effect has not been uniform across industry sectors and the stage in the process. Some sectors continue to press ahead while others have halted altogether. FOCUS Investment Banking has been asked by several partners to provide insight and perspective on the current state and future outlook for middle market M&A given the current market environment. FOCUS gathered the questions and then engaged with its team of over 40 bankers and senior advisors, across its ten industry practices, gathering responses to the questions posed.

FOCUS Investment Banking Represents Black Diamond Advanced Technology in its Sale to a Newly Formed Affiliate of Sagamore Capital

Black Diamond Advanced Technology has been acquired by Sagamore Capital Washington, DC, (February 19, 2020)— FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture, and capital raising services, announced today that Black Diamond Advanced Technology, LLC (BDATech) has been acquired by Black Diamond Systems Corp., a newly formed affiliate of Sagamore Capital Group, LLC. FOCUS represented BDATech in the transaction.