Atlanta, GA (August 2, 2012)FOCUS LLC, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture and corporate finance services, announces that Allen Conger has joined FOCUS as a Principal in the Southeast region.

According to Jonathan Wilfong, FOCUS partner, “Allen has years of investment banking experience and his financial advisory skills in such industries as construction, energy, technology, distribution and healthcare will serve our client base well.”

In addition to his financial transaction experience, Mr. Conger has substantial operational background, having spent eight years as the principal shareholder and CEO of a respected construction management company specializing in high-end residential projects in the Charleston, South Carolina area. While working in the building business, Mr. Conger earned his unlimited commercial general contractors license.

Mr. Conger began his career selling surgical equipment and supplies. His knowledge of anatomy, physiology, surgical protocol and his experiences in the operating theater has aided his work with numerous healthcare companies throughout his career.

Mr. Conger earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University. He also holds an MBA from The University of Chicago, with a concentration in financial management. Mr. Conger holds Series 7, 63, and 79 securities licenses.


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

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