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Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP)

Is Now the Right Time to Consider an ESOP?

FOCUS adopted an ESOP, an employee stock ownership plan, form of corporate structure late last year. We decided to implement an ESOP as it afforded our partners an opportunity to redeem their capital accounts, but kept our existing organization intact without any changes to our culture, organization, benefit plans or management team. In effect, the ESOP allowed us to maintain our business model and procedures exactly the same as prior to the transaction. In so doing, FOCUS joined nearly 7,000 other companies who have made the decision to establish an ESOP.
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M&A Action Plan: Full Speed Ahead!

In 2019, we believe the middle market will continue to be a robust, dynamic space for dealmakers, offering buyers and sellers an expanding climate for success. Plus, an impressive number of major surveys and report support our thesis.

Acquiring Controlled Distribution Aids Brand Share Growth

Here’s a little history lesson for the young people. Bridgestone Corp. was not always the largest tire company in the world. The acquisition of Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. in 1988 helped make it the largest.

Initially, the deal did not include the Firestone stores, but to outbid a combined offer from Pirelli & Cie …

FOCUS Investment Banking Represents Cyber Security firm Kivu Consulting, Inc. in its Recapitalization by Bow River Capital

Kivu Consulting has been recapitalized by Bow River Capital Partners

Washington, DC, (February 12, 2019) – FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture, and corporate finance services, announced today that Kivu Consulting, Inc. has been acquired by Bow River Capital. FOCUS represented Kivu Consulting in this transaction.

Since 2009, Kivu Consulting has provided incident response, risk management and …

Who’s Winning the Battle for Tire-Buying Consumers?

Automotive Aftermarket Investment Banking

It seems like every issue of Modern Tire Dealer has an announcement of a new acquisition by Monro Inc., Icahn Automotive Group LLC, Bridgestone Americas Inc. and the like. One would assume by reading these that what I call the company-owned conglomerates are “winning the war” for the hearts and minds of consumers, but I would disagree. I think tire dealers are winning right now.

FOCUS Investment Banking Represents Tempus Nova in Recapitalization

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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 …

FOCUS Investment Banking Represents ADDvantage in Acquisitions

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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 …

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FOCUS Investment Banking Wins M&A Worldwide Deal of the Year

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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 …

FOCUS Investment Banking Represents ncgCARE in its Acquisition of Both Carolina Outreach and Therapeutic Interventions

Atlanta, GA, (December 18, 2018) – FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture, and corporate finance services, announced today that ncgCARE has acquired Carolina Outreach and Therapeutic Interventions. FOCUS represented ncgCARE in these two transactions.

ncgCARE, based in Virginia, is a national network of provider partners in behavioral …