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George Shea discusses the state of Software and SaaS M&A at Axial Roundtable

Watch George Shea, the IT Team Co-Leader, and other industry experts discuss the current state of M&A in the software and SaaS space. Valuations, the impacts of remote work, creative due diligence tactics and how buyers and sellers are sharing risk to get transactions to the finish line are all covered in this virtual roundtable.

Managing Director

FOCUS Investment Banking is looking for experienced middle market Managing Directors to join our team.

Insight and Perspective: Middle Market M&A Activity in the Current Environment

REPORT: Insight and Perspective: Middle Market M&A Activity in the Current Environment It is no surprise that middle market M&A has not escaped the current economic crisis—as it is filled with companies across a wide array of industries that have been seriously impacted by the country’s abrupt slowdown. However, the effect has not been uniform across industry sectors and the stage in the process. Some sectors continue to press ahead while others have halted altogether. FOCUS Investment Banking has been asked by several partners to provide insight and perspective on the current state and future outlook for middle market M&A given the current market environment. FOCUS gathered the questions and then engaged with its team of over 40 bankers and senior advisors, across its ten industry practices, gathering responses to the questions posed.

FOCUS Investment Banking Represents Black Diamond Advanced Technology in its Sale to a Newly Formed Affiliate of Sagamore Capital

Black Diamond Advanced Technology has been acquired by Sagamore Capital Washington, DC, (February 19, 2020)— FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture, and capital raising services, announced today that Black Diamond Advanced Technology, LLC (BDATech) has been acquired by Black Diamond Systems Corp., a newly formed affiliate of Sagamore Capital Group, LLC. FOCUS represented BDATech in the transaction.

FOCUS Investment Banking Represents ParkSouth Ventures and Kian Capital Partners in its Investment in the Newly Formed, My IT

Kian Capital and ParkSouth Ventures have recapitalized the merger of My IT and ECS Washington, DC, (February 10, 2020) — FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture, and capital raising services, announced today that Enterprise Computing Services (ECS) and My IT have merged. The newly formed managed IT services provider (MSP), which will be called My IT, will pursue additional acquisitions through funding from ParkSouth Ventures and Kian Capital Partners. FOCUS represented ParkSouth Ventures and Kian Capital Partners in the transaction.

Managing Director – Software & IT

FOCUS Investment Banking’s established Software & IT practice is growing and is looking for one or two experienced Managing Director to join the team.

An Industry “In Play”: The Future of Independent Precision Machining

Made in America! That’s the watchword of our precision machining industry, which is enjoying a major upturn driven by the need for ever more sophisticated components required to support new technologies in manufacturing, automation, life sciences, aerospace and defense. Most shops we visit report good revenue growth and many see more new business opportunities than …