Washington, DC (October 16, 2012) – FOCUS LLC, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture and corporate finance services, announces that Adam Crutchfield has joined FOCUS as a Principal in the MidAtlantic region.

Mr. Crutchfield has investment banking experience across a range of industrial technology spaces, with particular concentration in government, aerospace and defense. An active member of relevant industry associations, he is well-known in the aerospace and defense technology community and brings a deep industry network and recognized thought leadership on the impact of supply chain and market trends on M&A valuations to FOCUS.

According to Doug Rodgers, FOCUS CEO and Partner, “Adam’s years of concentration on the origination and execution of commercial aerospace and defense technology M&A and capital raise engagements will serve our client base well.”

Prior to joining FOCUS, Mr. Crutchfield was a Vice President at HighBank Advisors, a boutique investment bank in Baltimore, MD. There, as head of the firm’s Aerospace Investment Banking practice, he was responsible for the origination and execution of M&A, capital formation and strategy advisory engagements in the aerospace & defense electronics markets. Prior to that, Mr. Crutchfield was an associate with HighBank and an analyst with the McLean Group, an aerospace & defense boutique investment bank in Northern Virginia.
Mr. Crutchfield received a B.S. in Economics and Commerce from Hampden-Sydney College, where he was a William Boinest Scholar for innovation in mathematical finance. He has authored several papers that develop novel, algorithm-based equity and derivative valuation frameworks, including Forecasting and Valuation under Cash Flow Risk in 2008. In addition, Mr. Crutchfield is a novice pilot-in-training and an amateur designer and builder of micro unmanned aerial systems (UAS).


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.