Washington DC (August 23, 2010)FOCUS LLC, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture and corporate finance services, announces that David Freeland has joined FOCUS as a Principal in its Washington, DC office.

According to Doug Rodgers, CEO and managing partner of FOCUS, “David has more than 15 years of experience providing investment banking and management consulting services to a wide variety of corporate clients. His work in the telecommunications, IT, internet infrastructure and enterprise software industries will complement FOCUS’ Telecom Wireless and Media industry sector group, as well as the entire Technology arena.”

Prior to joining FOCUS, Mr. Freeland was an investment banker, first at America’s Growth Capital and then at Redwood Capital Group. As a vice president at Redwood Capital, Mr. Freeland was responsible for business development and transaction execution in the Communications and IT Group. He provided clients with advice on mergers, acquisitions and capital raises, primarily in the form of growth equity and mezzanine debt. At America’s Growth Capital, Mr. Freeland served enterprise software, business services and semiconductor clients.

Mr. Freeland began his career as a management consultant, working first at Monitor Group and then at CRA International. He consulted clients in sectors ranging from telecommunications to chemicals, advising on corporate and business strategy. At the corporate level, he focused on business portfolio strategy, divestitures and mergers and acquisitions. At the business unit level, he focused on growth and turnaround strategies, including marketing improvements, new technologies, acquisitions, operational adjustments. At CRA, Mr. Freeland also worked with the finance group on financial valuation of businesses, products and assets in support of litigation.

Mr. Freeland graduated with a B.A. in History from Middlebury College and received his M.B.A. from the Columbia Business School.


FOCUS LLC provides a range of middle market investment banking services with an emphasis on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and corporate finance. FOCUS is a national firm serving clients from offices in major cities across the United States. FOCUS specializes in business units with transactions or revenues in the $5-300 million range, serving entrepreneurs, corporate owners and various types of investors across a broad range of industries, throughout the U.S. and worldwide. FOCUS bankers are seasoned operating and financial executives with extensive transaction experience. Securities transactions conducted by FOCUS Securities LLC, an affiliated company, registered Broker Dealer member FINRA/SIPC. For more information on FOCUS, visit www.focusbankers.com.

Kahla Cooper is the Director of Marketing at FOCUS. In this role, Ms. Cooper designs and implements the overall marketing strategy. Ms. Cooper works with each industry team leader to define programs in order to promote and brand FOCUS’ suite of capabilities.