Sale of Apply Yourself Recruiting Solutions This announcement appears as a matter of record only has been sold to The undersigned acted as financial advisor to and assisted with the negotiations as the representative of Apply Yourself Recruiting Solutions. a member of Securities transactions conducted by FOCUS Securities LLC, an affiliated company, registered broker dealer and member FINRA/SIPC. Inside the Deal Deal Type: Sell Client(s) Apply Yourself Recruiting Solutions Fairfax, VA, U.S.A. Transaction Partner(s) Hobsons U.S. Cincinnati, OH , U.S.A. FOCUS Teams Involved FOCUS Teams Involved Information Technology Related Post FOCUS announces the sale AY Recruiting Solutions to Hobsons, U.S. Washington, DC (October 2, 2007) - FOCUS, LLC a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture and corporate finance services announced today that AY Recruiting Solutions, with headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia, has been acquired by Hobsons U.S., with US headquarters located in Cincinnati, Ohio. FOCUS represented AY Recruiting in the transaction. AY... Read more » Related Testimonial Leonard Metheny, Jr., President and CEO of AY Recruiting "With the award of a major new contract that will more than double our company size, our investor group and management team decided to look for a large acquisition partner. At the time of our decision, we knew of several candidates, but we needed help identifying additional acquisition partners in order to maximize shareholder value. We turned to Marshall Graham at FOCUS Investment Banking for help. Within four months we completed the sale transaction with the best partner for our company and at the best price and terms." * Testimonials may not be representative of the experience of all clients; testimonials are not a guarantee of future performance or success.