Curt Karges Joins FOCUS Investment Banking

Industrials and Energy Investment Banking

Photo: Curt Karges

Curt Karges, Managing Director and Industrials and Energy Team Leader

Washington, DC, (July 1, 2020) – FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture, and corporate finance services, announced today that Curt Karges has joined the firm as a Managing Director leading the Industrials and Energy team.

Curt is a seasoned leader with over four decades of deal experience in M&A, capital raising, structuring advice and general corporate finance. Before joining FOCUS, Curt was a Managing Director of PwC’s US investment banking practice. During his time there, Curt opened the Houston office and coordinated PwC’s Corporate Finance energy practice globally.

Prior to joining PwC, Curt worked for JPMorgan Securities for thirty years and was the head of middle market investment banking for the Gulf Coast Region.

Curt will be based in Houston, TX and serve his clients through the network of FOCUS offices in Washington, DC Metro; Atlanta; and Los Angeles, CA Metro.

“I am pleased to be joining FOCUS as the Industrials and Energy Team Leader. With over 30 seasoned bankers nationwide, ten industry specialties and a global network of affiliated firms, I will be able to offer clients access to the extensive FOCUS portfolio of transaction services,” explained Curt Karges.

According to Doug Rodgers, Chairman of FOCUS Investment Banking, “We are very fortunate that Curt has decided to join FOCUS and bring his 30 years of experience and relationships with him.”

About FOCUS Investment Banking

With more than three decades of experience, FOCUS Investment Banking is a trusted name in middle market M&A advisory services worldwide. FOCUS works to understand each client’s strategic and financial objectives, craft the best plan to achieve these goals, and deliver success. Whether helping to sell, buy, or raise capital, FOCUS strives to maximize the value of every transaction to the benefit of its clients. Securities transactions conducted by FOCUS Securities LLC, an affiliated company, registered Broker Dealer member FINRA/SIPC. For more information on FOCUS, visit