Washington, DC (June 26, 2017) – FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture and corporate finance services announced today that Enviro-Organic Technologies, Inc. has been acquired by Denali Water Solutions LLC. FOCUS represented Enviro-Organic in the transaction. Since 1995, Enviro-Organic has provided residuals management services to major food… Read more »
In public markets, the FOCUS Carrier-Focused Telecom Technology Index (CFTTI) was relatively flat in our summer reporting period, dropping 0.3% in the past three months. This underperformed both the 2.0% gain in the S&P 500 and the 6.4% gain in the NASDAQ over the same time frame. Please register to download the FOCUS Telecom Group’s… Read more »
Washington, DC (June 19, 2017) – FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture and corporate finance services announced today that The Panum Group, LLC has received a significant minority investment from Renovus Capital Partners. FOCUS represented The Panum Group in the transaction. Based in Bethesda, Maryland, Panum Group… Read more »
Branding strategies impact how a new acquisition or merger is accepted in the marketplace. A May 31, 2017 blog in Divestopedia states: “Choices around brand strategy or brand architecture on the heels of a merger or an acquisition send signals to key stakeholders. These decisions express to employees, investors, customers, and the market where the entity is headed, what’s changing, what’s staying the same, etc. Making the right brand strategy decisions is critical to activate the full potential of the merger or acquisition.
While every deal is characterized by its own strategic logic, most successful deals have specific, well-articulated value creation concepts from the very beginning—while the strategic rationales of less successful deals can be vague. According to a May 2017 report by McKinsey & Company, the strategic rationale for an acquisition that creates value (providing the buyer did not overpay) typically conforms to at least one of these six scenarios:
This presentation was given at the AutoCare Association’s annual PBES conference in May 2017. It kicked off the first day of the conference and was the introductory portion of a panel discussion entitled “Managing Change in the PBE industry – Grow and Thrive, or Sell?” To receive a recap of the panel contact David Roberts… Read more »
In public markets, the FOCUS Enterprise-Focused Telecom Technology Index (EFTTI) jumped 7.2% in our spring reporting period. This handily outperformed the S&P 500, which gained only 4.6% over the corresponding time frame. However, it slightly trailed the 7.7% gain in the NASDAQ. The picture for the full year looks very similar.
The EFTTI delivered a strong year-over-year gain of 22.6%, which outperformed the S&P 500 but lagged the NASDAQ. Gains for the sector have been broad-based, with every single sub sector in the black for both the three- and 12-month periods. Sub sector multiples also are up significantly compared to last year.
FOCUS announces the sale of our client, Critical Technologies, Inc. – doing business as AirVault® – to GE Aviation. After a decade providing strategic advice to AirVault, the result is this compelling transaction with one of the world’s most well-known and highly regarded companies.
Following a slow start at the beginning of 2016, the US M&A market demonstrated its resilience. Uncertainty around some high-profile broken deals, the UK’s Brexit vote, and the US Presidential election has washed out of the market and the outlook for 2017 is positive.
These four broad factors are likely to set the tone for M&A activity in 2017. While dealmaking ended 2016 on a high note, to continue, certain key factors need to be in place, according to a new report, “Building Momentum: US M&A,”
According to Bloomberg on March 29, 2017, “A year ago, a Donald Trump presidency didn’t appear all that likely. So it felt almost as if Wall Street’s dealmakers were speaking of an extreme–perhaps even amusing–hypothetical when they picked the ‘Art of the Deal’ author last March as the best candidate for mergers and acquisitions…