Download the FOCUS Enterprise-Focused Telecom Technology Quarterly: Summer 2017 Report

After a strong performance in our spring report, the FOCUS Enterprise-Focused Telecom Technology Index (EFTTI) reversed course and dropped 2.8% in our summer reporting period. This was despite a favorable market backdrop where the S&P 500 gained 3.6% and the NASDAQ gained 5.0% over the corresponding time frame. Even after this period’s losses, the EFTTI… Read more »

FOCUS Investment Banking Represents RedAwning.com in raising $40 million of growth equity

Rapidly growing, profitable business platform secures one of the largest initial financings in the Vacation Rental Segment of the travel industry. Washington, DC (August 9, 2017) — FOCUS Investment Banking is proud to announce that its client, RedAwning.com, has secured a $40 million growth equity investment led by Silversmith Capital Partners to expand its global… Read more »

Is Industry 4.0 the New Dotcom Boom? Part II

By John Slater, Partner and Team Leader, Advanced Manufacturing and Automation; and Jorge Maceyras, Principal, FOCUS Investment Banking LLC Like the internet before it, the automation boom is gaining steam as costs come down and the technologies become more approachable for the average business. Here are just a few of the rapidly advancing technologies that… Read more »

Download the FOCUS U.S. Communications Service Provider Quarterly: Summer 2017 Report

In public markets, the FOCUS Communications Service Provider Index (CSPI) had its second straight three-month period in negative territory, dropping 4.6% in our summer reporting period. This was despite relatively healthy gains in both the S&P 500 (up 2.6%) and the NASDAQ (up 3.9%). The difference between the CSPI and the broader indices is even… Read more »

FOCUS Investment Banking Represents KMS Solutions, LLC in its Acquisition by SUBSYSTEMs

KMS Solutions, LLC has been acquired by Subsystem Technologies, Inc.

Washington, DC, (July 18, 2017) – FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture, and corporate finance services, announced today that KMS Solutions, LLC (KMS) has been acquired by Subsystem Technologies, Inc. (SUBSYSTEMs). FOCUS represented KMS in the transaction.  Founded in 2005, KMS is a woman-owned small business dedicated… Read more »

Download the FOCUS Information Technology Group’s Summer 2017 Report

FOCUS Information Technology Quarterly

Our IT Team has been extremely busy as the first half of 2017 turned out to be an exceptional period for M&A. We believe the FOCUS IT team is uniquely qualified to help you meet your objectives because, unlike most information technology groups, we: Employ a proven transaction methodology which delivers results Devote senior C-level… Read more »

Download the FOCUS Healthcare and Life Sciences Report: Summer 2017

FOCUS Healthcare and Life Sciences Report

Inside, be sure to read Part I of a fascinating new two-part article, “Precision Medicine—The Leading Edge of Medical Therapeutics.” According to the authors (an impressive group of FOCUS interns and researchers), precision medicine is a transformative approach to disease treatment and prevention, customizing healthcare based on an individual’s genetic makeup, lifestyle and environment. It… Read more »

Download the FOCUS Telecom Business Services Quarterly: Summer 2017 Report

In public markets, with a gain of 3.9% in our summer reporting period, the FOCUS Telecom Business Services Index (TBSI) once again posted a solid three-month gain. The performance of the TBSI was significantly better than the three-month gain of the S&P 500 of 2.6%, and was identical to the three-month return of the NASDAQ…. Read more »

Download the Government, Aerospace and Defense Group’s Summer 2017 Report

FOCUS Government, Aerospace and Defense Quarterly

The latest issue of the FOCUS Government, Aerospace, and Defense Group Report — highlighting aerospace and defense — is now available. The new GAD Report includes: AirVault and GE’s Predix: An Innovative New Route to Aircraft Records Management Supports NextGen Goals Major Q2 2017 Deals in the GAD Sector Performance: S&P 500 vs. GAD Government… Read more »

Is the Acquisition Tide Receding for Collision Repairers?

For the last 5 years, FOCUS and other industry observers have been reporting on a continual increase in Consolidator acquisitions. Looking back at the year 2016, it appears the total number of MSO and single shops acquired by the Big Four Consolidators has peaked. From 2012 through the end of 2015, the number of shops acquired by the Big Four accelerated year over year over year even as the percentage growth rate slowed. But in 2016 the total number of new shops acquired or opened slowed dramatically – down by 40%! In 2017 the decline seems to be even greater.