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FOCUS Investment Banker Michael McGregor Discusses Tire Dealership M&A

Automotive Aftermarket Investment Banking

In the wake of COVID-19, you might be wondering if merger and acquisition (M&A) activities at the tire dealership level have kicked the bucket. According to MTD research, rumors of that demise have been overstated. Just compare last year's MTD Top 100 list of the biggest independent tire dealerships in the United States to this year's MTD 100.

FOCUS Investment Banking Represents Neuralify in their Sale to ISG

Sell Side M&A Investment Banking

Neuralify has been acquired by ISG Washington, DC, (July 15, 2020)— FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture, and capital raising services, announced today that Neuralify, LLC has been acquired by Information Services Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: III), a leading global technology research and advisory firm.  The acquisition will combine Neuralify’s SaaS-based digital enablement platform with the broad portfolio of intelligent automation solutions offered by ISG Automation, a unit of ISG.

Curt Karges Joins FOCUS Investment Banking

Industrials and Energy Investment Banking

Photo: Curt Karges Washington, DC, (July 1, 2020) – FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture, and corporate finance services, announced today that Curt Karges has joined the firm as a Managing Director leading the Industrials and Energy team.

FOCUS Investment Banking Represents Five Talent in Sale to Effectual

IT Investment Banking

Five Talent Software has been acquired by Effectual Inc. Washington, DC, (June 24, 2020)— FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture, and capital raising services, announced today that Five Talent has been acquired by Effectual.  The acquisition will allow both firms to combine their individual expertise and deliver a full suite of services to clients on their IT modernization journeys.

Anthony Suttles Joins FOCUS Investment Banking

M&A Investment Banking

FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture, and corporate finance services, announced today that Anthony Suttles will join the firm as a Managing Director in the Government, Aerospace & Defense industry group.
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FOCUS Investment Banking’s George Shea Discusses Software and SaaS M&A

IT Investment Banking

Watch George Shea, the IT Team Co-Leader, and other industry experts discuss the current state of M&A in the software and SaaS space. Valuations, the impacts of remote work, creative due diligence tactics and how buyers and sellers are sharing risk to get transactions to the finish line are all covered in this virtual roundtable.

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.