FOCUS Opens Southeastern Regional Office in Atlanta Company Firmly Established in the Southeastern Marketplace

Washington, DC (May, 2005) - FOCUS Enterprises, Inc., a national investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition and corporate finance services to emerging growth and middle market companies today announced it has opened its new Southeastern regional office in the Buckhead business district of Atlanta. The Atlanta-based regional office is located in the Atlanta Financial Center at 3353 Peachtree Road, Suite 1160, Atlanta, GA 30326.

“Atlanta is a great business city, and the Atlanta Financial Center is the perfect location for our Southeastern Headquarters, “said George Shea, Regional Managing Partner. “The four seasoned partners we’ve brought on board recently—Huxley Nixon, Jim Harper, Bill Inman, and Ulysses Knotts—all have deep roots and experience in the business community here and are accomplished dealmakers and advisors as well as former C-level operating executives.” In addition, John Slater, a New FOCUS Partner who lives in Memphis, TN, will be part of the Southeastern regional team.

FOCUS partners based in Atlanta have been actively involved in deals with Atlanta area clients as well as clients across the U.S. To date, they have nine active engagements in process. They include two buy-side merger & acquisitions, three sell-side merger & acquisitions, and 3 corporate finance in R& D, IT solutions, and the Leisure industry. FOCUS is a rapidly growing firm headquartered in Washington, DC that has closed four transactions and has 27 active engagements already this year. The firm has 19 partners and principals including the six in Atlanta.

“The firm is extraordinary pleased with the development of our investment banking team in the Southeast and we are very excited to showcase our professional staff in our new Buckhead Southeastern Regional headquarters location” said Marshall Graham, Chairman of FOCUS.

About FOCUS Enterprises, Inc.

FOCUS Enterprises, Inc., founded in 1982 in Washington, DC, provides a range of investment banking services tailored to the needs of middle market businesses. Today the firm is national in scope, serving clients from offices in major cities across the United States. FOCUS specializes in transactions for entities with $5-100 million in revenues, serving entrepreneurs, corporate owners, and various types of investors. As of May 2005, FOCUS has over 27 investment banking engagements in its four offices in Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington, DC. To find out more about the specialized services of Washington, D.C.-based FOCUS Enterprises, visit www.focusbankers.com.