2018 Year in Review

2018 YEAR IN REVIEW: A Third Record-Breaking Year!

FOCUS just completed its exciting third consecutive record-breaking year in 2018. We closed 28 deals across 10 industry segments and hosted an annual conference for our 43 Global M&A partner firms. In 2018 we continued to demonstrate the firm’s proven expertise, both across the wide range of sectors we cover, and in the depth of …

FOCUS Investment Banking Represents Tempus Nova, Inc. in its Recapitalization by Renovus Capital Partners

Tempus Nova, Inc. has been recapitalized by Renovus Capital

Atlanta, GA, (December 31, 2018) – FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture, and corporate finance services, announced today that Tempus Nova, Inc., has been recapitalized by Renovus Capital Partners. FOCUS represented Tempus Nova in this transaction. Headquartered in Denver, CO, Tempus Nova is a trusted technology services …

U.S. Communications Service Provider Quarterly

Download the FOCUS U.S. Communications Service Provider Quarterly: Winter 2019 Report

In public markets, the past three months was tough on the public markets generally, and the FOCUS Communications Service Provider Index (CSPI) was unfortunately not able to buck the overall negative trend. The only silver lining was that the 7.5% drop in the CSPI for our winter reporting period compared favorably to both the 14.0% drop in the S&P 500 and the 17.5% drop in the NASDAQ. The CSPI remains down for the full year period with a year-over-year loss of 12.1%. After this period’s reverses, the broader indices joined the CSPI in negative territory for the year. The S&P 500 was down 6.2% over the past 12 months, while the NASDAQ was down 3.9%. Sector multiples are down compared to this time a year ago, although the declines were relatively modest. The sector revenue multiple dipped from 2.5x to 2.4x, while the sector EBITDA multiple dropped from 7.7x to 7.3x.
FOCUS Healthcare and Life Sciences Report

Download the FOCUS Healthcare and Life Sciences Report: Winter 2019

Featured in this Issue

Fed Up with Drug Companies, Hospitals Decide to Start Their Own

A group of large hospital systems plans to create a nonprofit generic drug company to battle shortages and high prices

By Reed Abelson and Katie Thomas, The New York Times*

For years, hospital executives have expressed frustration when essential drugs …

FOCUS Government, Aerospace, and Defense Quarterly

Download the Government, Aerospace and Defense Group’s Winter 2019 Report

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 Q4 2018 Deals in the GAD Sector
  • Performance: S&P 500 vs. GAD
  • GOVERNMENT Sector Q4 2018
  • AEROSPACE Sector Q4 2018
  • DEFENSE Sector Q4 2018
  • Selected GAD Transactions Q4

FOCUS Investment Banking Represents ADDvantage Technologies Group, Inc. in its Acquisition of Fulton Technologies, Inc. and Mill City Communications, Inc.

ADDvantage Technologies Group, Inc. has acquired Fulton Technologies, Inc.

Washington, DC, (January 14, 2019) – FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture, and corporate finance services, announced today that ADDvantage Technologies Group, Inc. (“ADDvantage Technologies”) has acquired the assets of Fulton Technologies, Inc. and Mill City Communications, Inc. (together “Fulton Technologies”).  FOCUS represented ADDvantage Technologies in the …

Kialoa Canoe Paddles, Inc. has been acquired by Werner Paddles, Inc.

FOCUS Investment Banking Represents Kialoa Paddles in its Acquisition by Werner Paddles

Washington, DC, (December 31, 2018) – FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture, and corporate finance services, announced today that Kialoa Paddles has been acquired by Werner Paddles. FOCUS represented Kialoa in this transaction.

Kialoa, a Bend, Oregon-based company, makes outrigger and stand-up paddleboard paddles, as well as …

FOCUS HELPS SEAL THE DEAL! — Wins M&A Worldwide Deal of the Year at Rainmaker MIAMI Summit

At the recent M&A Worldwide Rainmaker Summit, the sale of Burnhart Holdings (trading as WEC Group) to Amari UK Inc. won the vote for the M&A Worldwide Deal of the Year, against spirited competition from three other cross-border deals. FOCUS represented the transaction in the U.S. and introduced the transaction to the buyer, which is …