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FOCUS Investment Banking Brokers Investment in ICS

M&A Investment Banking

ICS has been recapitalized by ClearLight Partners LLC Washington, DC, (May 15, 2020)— FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture, and capital raising services, announced today that ICS has received an investment from ClearLight Partners. FOCUS represented ICS in the transaction and terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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 in Sale of Business

Business Brokers

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.
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The Future of Independent Precision Machining

Advanced Manufacturing and IT Investment Banking

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 …

FOCUS Investment Banking Represents Sale of Herb’s Paint & Body

Sell Side M&A Investment Banking

Acquisition announcement poster stating that herbs paint and body is now owned by caliber collision Washington, DC, (August 2, 2019) – FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture, and corporate finance services, with a specialty in the automotive services sector, announced today that Herb’s Paint & Body of Dallas, TX has been acquired by Caliber Collision. FOCUS represented Herb’s Paint & Body in this transaction.
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The Endless Summer of M&A?

Over fifty years ago in the late 1960’s filmmaker Bruce Brown gave us his cult classic surfer documentary The Endless Summer. The film chronicles the journey of two young professional surfers who circumnavigate the globe chasing summer through both the northern and southern hemispheres in search of the elusive “perfect wave.”

As we enter the summer of 2019, the comparison to the M&A market today seems appropriate. Are we in the “endless summer” of super charged M&A activity and valuations? We have been experiencing an almost unseen level of M&A activity over the past four years and one can’t help but ask….when (not if) will it end?

FOCUS Investment Banking Announces Bob Maiden Joins FOCUS as a Managing Director and Adds Human Capital Management as an Industry Specialty

Washington, DC, (July 2, 2019) – FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture, and corporate finance services, announced today that Bob Maiden will join the firm as a Managing Director and the Human Capital Management Team Leader, adding this sector to the firm’s list of key vertical specialties that now include Advanced Manufacturing, Automotive, Capital Financing, Energy, Government/Aerospace/Defense, Healthcare, Human Capital Management, Technology and Telecom.

FOCUS Investment Banking Represents HL Precision in Merger

M&A Investment Banking

HL Precision Manufacturing, Inc. has merged with Hi-Grade Welding & Manufacturing, LLC to form H3 Manufacturing Group, LLC. Financing was provided by CFB and Aldine. FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture, and corporate finance services, announced today that HL Precision Manufacturing, Inc. (HL) with facilities in Champaign and Fisher, Illinois, and Hi-Grade Welding & Mfg, LLC (Hi-Grade) based in Schaumburg, Illinois, have combined by creating a common parent company to be known as H3 Manufacturing Group, LLC.