The latest issue of the FOCUS Government, Aerospace, and Defense Group Report — highlighting aerospace and defense — is now available. The new GAD Report includes: Major Q3 2017 Deals in the GAD Sector Performance: S&P 500 vs. GAD Government Sector Q3 2017 Aerospace Sector Q3 2017 Defense Sector Q3 2017 M&A Activity in the… Read more »
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 »
Merger and acquisition activity has accelerated in the precision machining industry due to the confluence of three fundamental technological and market forces. Large capital inflows from private equity funds Automated, digital manufacturing processes Digital integration of the supply chain The capital required to simply stay competitive is likely to soon leave a substantial portion of… Read more »
Recently my colleague Marco Chan shared an extraordinary story that puts a new slant on the public discussion about robotics, China, outsourcing and the future of jobs. According to this Bloomberg Business Week story, a Chinese manufacturer, Tianyuan Garments Co., is investing $20 million to open a plant in Little Rock that will utilize robots developed by a… Read more »
Middle market momentum continues! Thomson Reuters reports 5,260 middle-market deals were completed during the period, representing a 12 percent increase over the first six months of 2016. Plus, it marks the strongest first six months of the year since pre-recession 2007.
“Activity was fueled by: confidence in the overall economy, including a widely-held expectation of lower taxes and fewer regulations in the future; underlying conditions favorable to M&A…
For the second straight reporting period in public markets, the FOCUS Carrier-Focused Telecom Technology Index (CFTTI) delivered a relatively at financial performance. In this case, the sector was down 0.1% over the past three months. This underperformed the broader indices, as both the S&P 500 (up 2.5%) and the NASDAQ (up 3.7%) increased over the… Read more »
Washington, DC (September 22, 2017) – FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture and corporate finance services announced today that Exhibitor Labs has been acquired by Straight Arrow Products. FOCUS represented Exhibitor Labs in the transaction. For more than 30 years, Exhibitor Labs has blended a scientific background… Read more »
Atlanta, GA, (September 7, 2017) – FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture, and corporate finance services, announced today that ncgCARE has acquired Starlight Behavioral Health Services. FOCUS represented ncgCARE in the transaction. ncgCARE, is a national network of provider partners in behavioral healthcare. Started in 1993, ncgCARE… Read more »
Mostly, the news is excellent. Stock market indexes are reaching record highs, corporate earnings are trending upward, global markets remain strong, and an active M&A market continues. The U.S. economy is outpacing most other developed markets, remaining remarkably resilient and positive in reaction to a variety of political outlooks, policy agendas, and geopolitical fears. From… Read more »
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 have primed the coming explosion in automation.