Washington, DC (March 3, 2004) - FOCUS Enterprises, Inc., the Washington, DC region’s premier investment banking and corporate development consulting firm providing merger, acquisition and corporate finance services for middle-market clients, is establishing a San Francisco office and adding two San Francisco-based Partners, David M. Roberts and Robert J. Netter, Jr., bringing the number of Partners to 11 and the total professional staff to 14.
“FOCUS is dedicated to becoming a national and then international firm. Adding seasoned professionals like David Roberts and Robert Netter to our team helps ensure the success and unique capabilities of the firm,” explains Marshall Graham, Chairman of Focus Enterprises. “With the addition of a West Coast office, the firm can effectively leverage national networks both for East Coast clients as well as establish national resources/networks for newly acquired West Coast clients,” says Mr. Graham.
David Roberts, named Regional Managing Director for the West Coast office of FOCUS Enterprises, says, “Bob and I are extremely pleased to be joining FOCUS Enterprises. While our name is changing very slightly from Focus Advisors to FOCUS Enterprises, our aspirations and potential are tremendously enlarged. We hope to grow the West Coast presence of FOCUS very significantly by serving our clients better, adding new clients and new partners.” Bob Netter, also named Regional Managing Director, adds, “Dave and I are especially impressed with the deep operating and financial experience of the FOCUS Enterprises team. The experience of having been in the trenches is really helpful.”
David M. Roberts
David Roberts, joining FOCUS as a Partner, is a seasoned executive, investor and transactions professional with more than 30 years experience founding, building and advising small to mid-size companies. Most recently, he was Managing Partner of Focus Advisors, a West Coast based strategic advisory and transactions firm. A former attorney and buy side securities analyst, Mr. Roberts also is a seasoned entrepreneur who has founded fifteen companies, including two INC 500 firms. He has been involved in more than $250 million of financings, either as a principal, director or advisor.
Mr. Roberts holds a JD from the Boalt Hall School of Law at UC Berkeley and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. He graduated from Duke University and served as an officer in the US Navy.
Robert J. Netter, Jr.
Robert J Netter, Jr., joining FOCUS as a Partner, brings more than 30 years of executive level financial experience from companies that span a variety of industries and market fields, including manufacturing, distribution, software development, electronics, semiconductors, food , medical devices and professional/consumer audio. Mr. Netter has worked with or consulted with companies internationally, including Europe, Japan, Australia and North America. He was CFO with four high growth companies, directing the execution of five M&A transactions in the US and Europe.
Prior to joining FOCUS, Mr. Netter was a Managing Director of Focus Advisors. Engagements included venture capital and private equity placements, M&A transactions, debt restructurings and placements including conventional, asset based and mezzanine debt as well as turn-around assistance. During the past seven years, Mr. Netter has helped raise over $110M in equity financings. A licensed CPA, Mr. Netter has a BS in Accounting from Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY.
About Focus Enterprises, Inc.
Based in Washington DC with satellite offices in Charleston, SC; Jacksonville, FL and San Francisco, CA; FOCUS Enterprises is a boutique investment bank and corporate development consulting firm serving middle market clients. The firm integrates corporate development consulting and transactional expertise with extensive research. Founded in 1982, FOCUS has long standing experience in completing mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, capital formation, corporate development consulting projects and financial advisory assignments. Visit www.focusbankers.com for more information.