Washington, DC (September 12, 2006) – FOCUS Enterprises, Inc., a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, and corporate finance services, announced that their Managing Partner, Southeast Region, George Shea, has been named to the Atlanta Venture Forum’s (AVF) Board of Directors.

George Shea has over thirty years of broad industry experience in acquisitions and divestitures, corporate finance, business development, strategic planning, marketing, sales and operations for public and private companies. Utilizing a unique combination of operating management expertise and major M&A, financing and business development experience, he has acted as a principal or facilitator in over 100 transactions. Mr. Shea has been an active member of AVF for the past 15 years. This past month, Mr. Shea was asked to become a member of AVF’s Board of Directors.

“The Atlanta Venture Forum is pleased to have George Shea join our Board of Directors. He brings years of solid investment banking and business operating experience to our organization as well as a new mezzanine fund to the region. George is a welcome addition to our Board.” said John Huntz, founder and President of AVF and Executive Director of Arcapita Ventures., a major international private equity group.

Membership in the Atlanta Venture Forum is limited to venture capital and private equity investors and those groups that provide products or services to these investors, including attorneys, commercial banks and investment bankers. The Board is comprised of an elite group of 25 anaging partners from venture capital and private equity firms.

About the Atlanta Venture Forum

The Atlanta Venture Forum was founded in November 1984 to foster closer professional relationships among the members of the Southeast venture community through the exchange of information and ideas. The Forum conducts monthly member-only breakfast meetings where invited speakers address issues of interest to private equity investors. They also sponsor enterprise scholarships at local universities for the purpose of encouraging enterprise education. The Atlanta Venture Forum has grown into the largest trade association for private equity nvestors in the Southeast.

About FOCUS Enterprises, Inc.

FOCUS Enterprises, Inc. provides a range of middle market investment banking services across the U.S. with an emphasis on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and corporate finance. The firm is a Managing Partner in Seraphim Capital, a transborder venture fund based in London. FOCUS is headquartered in Washington, DC, with regional offices in Atlanta, Chicago and San Francisco. FOCUS specializes in transactions for entities with $5-300 million in revenues, serving entrepreneurs, corporate owners, and various types of investors. All 23 FOCUS partners are seasoned operating and financial executives with extensive transaction experience. FOCUS publishes a monthly complimentary email newsletter.

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.