Atlanta, GA and Washington, DC (July 1, 2008)FOCUS LLC, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture and corporate finance services, named Jonathan Wilfong as its new southeast regional managing partner.

With almost 40 years of M&A experience, Wilfong will lead the FOCUS Southeast regional office of more than 10 investment bankers. Additionally, he will serve as team leader for the newly established FOCUS energy group.

“Jonathan’s proven experience in M&A, business development and capital formation will serve the Firm well in growing the FOCUS Southeast region,” said Doug Rodgers, Managing Partner of FOCUS. “Jonathan is the right banker to lead the firm’s Atlanta office and develop the energy group to help our mid-market clients realize their financial goals.”

Wilfong has participated in more than 100 transactions, which included capital formation and M&A transactions that aggregated in excess of $500 million. Prior to joining FOCUS, he served as senior managing director of The March Group LLC, a Nashville-based private investment banking firm, closing deals in the chemical, oilfield and wellhead supply, equipment manufacturing and healthcare industries.

Previously, Wilfong was co-founder of OrthAlliance and The Plastic Surgery Company, both physician practice management companies, and, an Internet-based medical supply superstore. He started his career with Price Waterhouse and in his 26 year tenure with that firm served as a partner for over 13 years.

Wilfong is a CPA and received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from East Carolina University. He also participated in the executive program at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

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FOCUS LLC provides a range of middle market investment banking services with an emphasis on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and corporate finance. FOCUS is headquartered in Washington, D.C. with regional offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Throughout the U.S. and worldwide, FOCUS specializes in middle market transactions, serving entrepreneurs, corporate owners and various types of investors across a broad range of industries. FOCUS bankers are seasoned operating and financial executives with extensive transaction experience. Securities transactions conducted by Wm. H. Murphy & Co., Inc. registered Broker Dealer member FINRA/SIPC. For more information on FOCUS, visit

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