FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture and corporate finance services announced today that Boston Retail Partners, LLC (BRP) has been acquired by EarthLink Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: ELNK).
BRP, founded in 2009 and headquartered in Boston, is a highly regarded management consulting firm focused on the retail vertical. They provide technology strategy and consulting across the full breadth of retail solutions and are a recognized thought leader in the retail sector, continually taking the industry’s pulse through benchmark surveys they’ve published for 17 years.
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By Douglas E. Rodgers, CEO and Energy Team Leader, FOCUS Investment Banking LLC
For the balance of 2016, three broad factors are likely to influence M&A activity: politics (no surprise there), tech deal traffic (good news there), and the continued abundance of available capital (money on the table).
A new study by the international law firm White & Case—Slow but Steady: US M&A H1 2016—concludes that despite a slower first half, the underlying drivers of M&A activity remain strong:
The FOCUS Healthcare and Life Sciences Group brings readers key insights into the healthcare and life sciences investment market from the point of view of FOCUS partners and senior advisors. The new FOCUS Healthcare and Life Sciences Report includes:
- “New Colon Cancer Screening Uses Routine Blood Draw by Barry Michael, Senior Advisor, FOCUS Investment Banking LLC
- Value-Based Drug Pricing by James “Jim” W. Hawkins, Managing Director, FOCUS Investment Banking LLC
- Major Q2 2016 Deals in the GAD Sector—KLX, Inc. Acquisition of Herndon Aerospace & Defense Company; Alaska Air Group, Inc. Acquisition of Virgin America, Inc.; and Arlington Capital Partners Acquisition of EOIR Technologies, Inc.
In Public Markets, for the second straight reporting period the FOCUS Telecom Business Services Index (TBSI) both posted an increase and outperformed the broader indices. The TBSI gained 4.5% in our summer reporting period. This compared favorably to both the 1.9% gain in the S&P 500 and the 0.6% drop in the NASDAQ over the corresponding time frame. The picture is similar for the 12-month period, with the TBSI up 9.2% compared to a 1.7% gain in the S&P 500 and a 2.9% loss in the NASDAQ….
In Public Markets, after a double digit gain in our spring reporting period, the Communications Service Provider Index (CSPI) enjoyed another strong return of 6.5% in this most recent three-month period. This handily outperformed both the 1.9% gain in the S&P 500 and the 0.6% drop in the NASDAQ over the same time frame. Impressively, gains were broad-based, as every single sub sector was in positive territory.
Operating nationally and internationally, FOCUS currently is working with buy- and sell-side corporate clients, private equity groups, holding companies, and late stage venture capital firms in 24 areas:
- Advertising and Marketing
- Automotive Services
- Building Materials
- Business Consulting Services
- Business Process Outsourcing
- Call Center Services
- Capital Financing
- Education and Human Capital
- Financial Services
- Government, Aeropsace & Defense
- Healthcare and Life Sciences
- Information Technology
- Parking Services
- Retail Franchising
- Semiconductor Equipment
- Telecom Technologies and Services
- Warehouse Distribution
We have executed dozens of transactions in a range of market segments, but the same fundamentals apply across all of them. Our on-going transaction process provides us with up-to-the-minute market knowledge in these sectors that may be of corporate development interest to you.
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Founded in 1982 in Washington, D.C., FOCUS Investment Banking, LLC provides a range of investment bank services tailored to the needs of middle market businesses and their executives. Today, we are a national firm serving clients from offices in major cities across the United States. FOCUS specializes in serving business units with revenue or transaction sizes between $5 and $300 million, serving entrepreneurs, corporate owners, and various types of investors. FOCUS clients include large corporations and private equity firms that engage the firm for middle market transactions.
FOCUS has achieved a very high close rate on accepted buy side, sell side, and corporate finance mandates because of the unique resources, processes, and perspective that we bring to middle market investment banking. FOCUS has developed a systematic, research driven, open, and proven transaction process. It is the driving force of our firm and distinguishes us from other investment banks serving the middle market.
With extensive investment banking transaction experiences and a group of seasoned operating and financial executives, our firm provides a unique value proposition. We bring a strong operating perspective, a wealth of practical experience, and a proven research and transaction process to our middle market clients. Our knowledgeable resources include seasoned partners, managing directors, principals, senior advisors, research staff, internal databases of national and international contacts, and deal experience in a range of industry sectors.