Washington, DC and Atlanta, GA (June 4, 2010) – FOCUS LLC, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition and corporate finance services announces the formation of its Capital Financing Group.

As America emerges from the deepest recession in a generation, FOCUS recognizes the unique issues faced by small cap public and private entrepreneurial companies in repairing damaged balance sheets and funding their renewed growth. These firms are increasingly turning to alternative sources of capital.

According to John Slater, Partner and Capital Financing Team Leader, “The FOCUS Capital Financing Team can serve as a guide and help our clients explore this complex and unfamiliar world. Our team provides decades of experience in asset based lending, mezzanine debt, cash flow based loans, equity financing, government sponsored lending programs and complex corporate restructures.”

The FOCUS Capital Financing Group targets operating companies with a history of profitability, but with financing challenges not being addressed by traditional lenders. Many good companies were hit by industry downturns in 2008 and 2009. Resulting losses mean that the banks now shun them, even though they may have had strong relationships with lenders in the past. With the economy strengthening, these firms find it difficult to fund the rebuilding of inventories, purchase of plant and equipment or strategically targeted acquisitions. Fortunately a number of investors have recognized that this situation presents an opportunity to capital providers willing to be creative in their approach. FOCUS professionals keep up with the rapidly evolving world of middle market financing and use their knowledge of this complex and rapidly changing environment to help their clients target appropriate solutions to their unique financing challenges.

Further details on the FOCUS Capital Financing Group can be found on the FOCUS Capital Financing web page, www.focusbankers.com/capitalfinancing which features comments from clients, recent client engagements, and descriptions of the services that FOCUS provides. For more information please contact John Slater at [email protected] or by telephone at 901-230-5062.


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.