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.

FOCUS Investment Banking Represents ncgCARE in its Purchase of Appalachian Community Services

ncgCARE has acquired Appalachian Community Services (ACS)

Atlanta, GA, (July 6, 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 Appalachian Community Services. FOCUS represented ncgCARE in the transaction. ncgCARE, based in Virginia, is a national network of provider partners in behavioral healthcare. With over… Read more »

FOCUS Investment Banking Represents Enviro-Organic Technologies, Inc. in its Acquisition by Denali Water Solutions LLC

Enviro-Organic Technologies, Inc. has been acquired by Denali Water Solutions LLC

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 »

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

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 »

FOCUS Investment Banking Represents The Panum Group, LLC in its Recapitalization by Renovus Capital Partners

Panum Telecom has been recapitalized by Renovus Capital Partners

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 »

10 Brand Architecture Strategies After M&A

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.