Mergers & Acquisitions News & Insights

M&A Press Releases

FOCUS Investment Banking Represents Five Talent in 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.
a tiled view of participants in a video conference

Software and SaaS M&A Webinar

FOCUS joined 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.

FOCUS Investment Banking Brokers Investment in ICS

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.

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 in Sale of Business

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.

FOCUS Investment Banking Represents Sale of Herb’s Paint & Body

Acquisition announcement poster stating that herbs paint and body is now owned by caliber collision Washington, DC, (August 2, 2019) – FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture, and corporate finance services, with a specialty in the automotive services sector, announced today that Herb’s Paint & Body of Dallas, TX has been acquired by Caliber Collision. FOCUS represented Herb’s Paint & Body in this transaction.

FOCUS Investment Banking Announces Bob Maiden Joins FOCUS as a Managing Director and Adds Human Capital Management as an Industry Specialty

Washington, DC, (July 2, 2019) – FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture, and corporate finance services, announced today that Bob Maiden will join the firm as a Managing Director and the Human Capital Management Team Leader, adding this sector to the firm’s list of key vertical specialties that now include Advanced Manufacturing, Automotive, Capital Financing, Energy, Government/Aerospace/Defense, Healthcare, Human Capital Management, Technology and Telecom.

FOCUS Investment Banking Represents HL Precision in Merger

HL Precision Manufacturing, Inc. has merged with Hi-Grade Welding & Manufacturing, LLC to form H3 Manufacturing Group, LLC. Financing was provided by CFB and Aldine. FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture, and corporate finance services, announced today that HL Precision Manufacturing, Inc. (HL) with facilities in Champaign and Fisher, Illinois, and Hi-Grade Welding & Mfg, LLC (Hi-Grade) based in Schaumburg, Illinois, have combined by creating a common parent company to be known as H3 Manufacturing Group, LLC.

FOCUS Investment Banking Represents Accumark, Inc., in its Acquisition by Hoffman Southwest

FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture, and corporate finance services, announced that Accumark, Inc., Pipe Vision, LLC, and Benchmark VA LLC Subsurface Utility Services (collectively “Accumark”) have been acquired by Hoffman Southwest (HSW), a rapidly growing portfolio company of ORIX Capital Partners, that provides water flow inspection, repair, and cleaning services. FOCUS represented Accumark, Inc. in this transaction.