Washington, DC (May 9, 2007) – FOCUS Enterprises, Inc., a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, and corporate finance services announces that Paul Richey has joined FOCUS as a Managing Director domiciled in Los Angeles. Mr. Richey is a seasoned executive with more than 40 years of corporate finance and development experience.

“We are delighted with Paul’s decision to join our firm as he brings years of experience in many different industries to FOCUS. In addition, as Managing Director of the Los Angeles market, Paul will play a key role in the growth of the western region,” said David Roberts, Managing Partner, Western Region.

Prior to joining FOCUS, Mr. Richey served as President at Janas Associates, a boutique corporate finance firm in Pasadena, CA where he led engagements for privately held companies in the middle market. Mr. Richey has transacted engagements for companies up to $250 million in revenues in manufacturing, distribution, retailing, financial services, franchising and service industries. Prior to his employment at Janas, Mr. Richey was president of a commercial mortgage company lending to the hospitality industry and served as a managing director of a boutique Wall Street investment bank specializing in bond, structured finance, and real estate finance.

In his initial career as a partner with the international accounting firm, KPMG, Paul led public and private M&A engagements in various industries, including financial services, hospitality, food service, manufacturing and distribution. He also served as managing partner in San Diego, CA, Rochester, NY, and as partner in charge of the accounting and auditing practice in St. Louis, MO.

Mr. Richey is a CPA and graduated with honors from the University of Missouri – Columbia.

About FOCUS Enterprises, Inc.

FOCUS Enterprises, Inc. provides a range of middle market investment banking services across the U.S. with an emphasis on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and corporate finance. FOCUS is headquartered in Washington, DC, with regional offices in Atlanta, Chicago and San Francisco. FOCUS specializes in transactions for entities with $5-300 million in revenues, serving entrepreneurs, corporate owners, and various types of investors. All FOCUS partners are seasoned operating and financial executives with extensive transaction experience. FOCUS publishes a monthly complimentary email newsletter. Visit www.focusbankers.com to subscribe to the newsletter, scan our newsletter archive, read summaries of publicly announced transactions, and to see a list of currently active sectors.

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