Washington, DC, (March 28, 2019) – FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture and corporate finance advisory services, announced today that Rick Thomas has been named Chief Executive Officer while Doug Rodgers is named the firm’s Chairman.
2018 was a pivotal year for FOCUS. The firm transitioned to an ESOP form of ownership at the same time it experienced the most productive year in its history. After 17 years as CEO, the timing was perfect for Doug Rodgers to become Chairman of FOCUS as the Board names Rick Thomas the firm’s new Chief Executive Officer.
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. If you would like to learn more about the advantages, the process, and FOCUS’ experience with our new ESOP, ...
In Public Markets, the FOCUS Carrier-Focused Telecom Technology Index (CFTTI) once again delivered both a positive return and handily outperformed the broader indices. For our spring reporting period, the CFTTI jumped an impressive 9.9%, while the S&P 500 gained only 0.9% and the NASDAQ gained only 2.8%. The CFTTI is also well ahead of the S&P 500 and NASDAQ over the last 12 months.
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
- Advanced Manufacturing & Automation
- 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.