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U.S. Communications Service Provider Quarterly

Download the FOCUS U.S. Communications Service Provider Quarterly: Winter 2019 Report

In public markets, the past three months was tough on the public markets generally, and the FOCUS Communications Service Provider Index (CSPI) was unfortunately not able to buck the overall negative trend. The only silver lining was that the 7.5% drop in the CSPI for our winter reporting period compared favorably to both the 14.0% drop in the S&P 500 and the 17.5% drop in the NASDAQ. The CSPI remains down for the full year period with a year-over-year loss of 12.1%. After this period’s reverses, the broader indices joined the CSPI in negative territory for the year. The S&P 500 was down 6.2% over the past 12 months, while the NASDAQ was down 3.9%. Sector multiples are down compared to this time a year ago, although the declines were relatively modest. The sector revenue multiple dipped from 2.5x to 2.4x, while the sector EBITDA multiple dropped from 7.7x to 7.3x.

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 …

Download the FOCUS Carrier-Focused Telecom Technology Quarterly: Winter 2018 Report

In public markets, the FOCUS Carrier-Focused Telecom Technology Index (CFTTI) increased a scant 0.4% in our winter reporting period. However, this gain looks much more impressive when measured against the performance of the overall market. Over the same time period, the S&P 500 dropped 4.9%, while the NASDAQ dropped nearly 10%. In short, the sector …

FOCUS Investment Banking Represents John Staurulakis, Inc. in its Receipt of an Investment from Stone-Goff Partners

JSI has been recapitalized by Stone-Goff Partners.

Washington, DC, (November 26, 2018) – FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture, and corporate finance services, announced today that John Staurulakis, Inc. (JSI) has received an investment from Stone-Goff Partners.  FOCUS represented JSI in this transaction.

JSI is the leading national provider of regulatory and compliance consulting …

Enterprise-Focused Telecom Technology Quarterly

Download the FOCUS Enterprise-Focused Telecom Technology Quarterly: Fall 2018 Report

For public markers, while at first glance the 3.0% gain in the FOCUS Enterprise-Focused Telecom Technology Index (EFTTI) might not seem particularly strong, it compares quite favorably to the 3.7% decline in the S&P 500 and the 4.8% decline in the NASDAQ over the same time period. The sector also compares favorably to the broader …

FOCUS Investment Banking Represents Southern Diversified Technologies, Inc. in its Acquisition by UniTek Global Services, Inc.

Southern Diversified Technologies, Inc. has been acquired by UniTek Global Services, Inc.

Washington, DC, October 26, 2018 – FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture, and corporate finance services, announced today that Southern Diversified Technologies, Inc. (SDT) has been acquired by UniTek Global Services, Inc.  FOCUS represented SDT in this transaction.

Established in 1993 and headquartered in Brookhaven, Mississippi, SDT …