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Paul Dickson, FOCUS Managing Director

Washington, DC, (February 5, 2021) – FOCUS Investment Banking (“FOCUS”), a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture, and corporate finance services, announced today that Paul Dickson has joined the firm as a Managing Director in the Advanced Manufacturing and Food and Beverage industry groups. He is based in Portland, Oregon.

Paul has over 30 years of international business experience in leadership, sales, marketing, operations, law and finance. He has personally negotiated well over $1 billion in business transactions of various types on several continents in the areas of advanced manufacturing, food and beverage, packaging, IT and software, and retail.

Paul spent the first part of his career working in various capacities for several Fortune 500 technology companies in Silicon Valley and Silicon Forest. He later started up a manufacturing software company before selling it to a large public company at a significant multiple.

Paul holds a J.D. degree from the University of Oregon and an undergraduate degree from the Santa Clara University. He is a member of the California State Bar and holds Series 7 and 63 FINRA/Securities Licenses.

“I want to utilize my experiences and successes to help other entrepreneurs and companies grow, build value and exit,” Paul said. “I believe FOCUS is the best place to do that.”

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. 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, visit