Newsletter Articles

These are the articles that are featured in each of the FOCUS monthly newsletters.

FOCUS Information Technology Quarterly

Download the FOCUS Information Technology Group’s Winter 2017 Report

Our IT Team has been extremely busy as 2016 turned out to be an exceptional year for M&A. We believe the FOCUS IT team is uniquely qualified to help you meet your objectives because, unlike most information technology groups, we:
  • Employ a proven transaction methodology which delivers results
  • Devote senior C-level resources with operating expertise in the IT sector who advise CEOs and boards
  • Deliver precise, comprehensive research to close transactions, deploying a team of professionals dedicated to producing results
  • Leverage years of experience in the middle market to maximize opportunities for successful transactions
  • Have a national presence with global reach—regional of ces ensure that all clients receive personalized service throughout every phase of a transaction
  • Offer strategic advisory services that enhance shareholder value
Members of the FOCUS IT team attend conferences and meetings in the U.S. and internationally. We are always delighted to receive introductions to innovative companies in the industry. We hope to see you at one of these events, and look forward to exploring your capital market needs as you continue to grow your enterprise.
FOCUS Healthcare and Life Sciences Report

Download the FOCUS Healthcare and Life Sciences Report: Winter 2017

The FOCUS Healthcare and Life Sciences Group brings readers key insights into the healthcare and life sciences investment market from the point of view of FOCUS partners and senior advisors. The new FOCUS Healthcare and Life Sciences Report includes:

  • The Doctor’s House Call: What’s Old is New and Innovative
  • Performance: S&P 500 vs. Public Medical

FOCUS Investment Banking Represents Nelson Worldwide in Obtaining Growth Financing from NewSpring Mezzanine Capital

Nelson Worldwide has obtained growth financing from NewSpring Capital

Atlanta, GA (January 13, 2017) – FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture and corporate finance services, announced today that NELSON (Nelson Worldwide, Inc.) has obtained growth capital financing from NewSpring Mezzanine Capital. FOCUS represented Nelson in this transaction.

NELSON is a global architecture, design, engineering and consulting …

Investors Point to Exit Strategies for Startups

Sell Side M&A Investment Banking

Investors Point to Exit Strategies for Startups

Based on an interview of George M. Shea, Partner and IT Team Leader, and Manan K. Shah, Managing Partner, FOCUS Investment Banking LLC

You’ve scaled and done all the hard work. Should you prepare your startup for exit? How do you know if your business is ready for a sale or acquisition? As a CEO, it’s important to have your affairs in order before putting it up to the highest bidder. From financial to operational preparation, it’s important to take your time and not take the first offer on the table.
Strategy and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Strategy and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

The sub-title says it all— “SEVEN LESSONS FROM ONE JOURNEY: What I learned about empirical analysis, dominant hypotheses, and the value of a clean workshop while crossing Australia on my bike.”
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Download the FOCUS Carrier-Focused Telecom Technology Quarterly: Winter 2017 Report

In public markets, the FOCUS Carrier-Focused Telecom Technology Index (CFTTI) had a rough go of it in our Winter reporting period, dropping 6.2% in the past three months. This poor performance was in spite of a solid market backdrop, as both the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ were in positive territory for the three-month period. …

FOCUS Investment Banking Represents ncgCARE in Obtaining Growth Financing from NewSpring Mezzanine Capital

ncgCARE has obtained growth financing from NewSpring Capital

Atlanta, GA, (December 5, 2016) – FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture and corporate finance services, announced today that ncgCARE has obtained growth financing from NewSpring Mezzanine Capital.

ncgCARE is a national network of provider partners in behavioral healthcare. With over 900 employees across multiple partner companies, …

An International Collaboration: FOCUS and Aeternus Succeed Together

FOCUS Investment Banking is part of M&A Worldwide (MAWW), an established international association of 37 M&A boutiques working together to facilitate cross-border activities such as mergers, acquisitions, corporate finance projects, and consulting. FOCUS has been a part of this network since 2005 and has completed 31 cross-border projects with its partners in this network. One of the partners with which FOCUS has worked closely is Aeternus Corporate Finance. Headquartered right outside of Amsterdam in Venlo, the Netherlands, Aeternus is an independent investment bank, like FOCUS, that provides M&A and corporate finance advisory services to mid-sized companies in the Netherlands and throughout Europe.