Precision Metalworking

M&A Overview

Precision Metalworking is experiencing a period of rapid consolidation with many new buyers and significant new capital entering the industry.  The market for industry leaders is strong and valuations remain at peak levels.  Odds are that as a business owner you will be faced with the question of whether to sell your business (or buy another) over the next few years and you’ll want a strong professional team on your side when that time comes.

The FOCUS Precision Metalworking team believes in a tight, disciplined, competitive auction process that will deliver the highest value and minimize disruption to your business. We’re an M&A leader in Precision Manufacturing with 19 closed transactions in Precision Metalworking. 

Our Precision Metalworking team is composed of seven seasoned investment bankers and senior advisors with extensive operating experience in manufacturing and distribution backed by a deep research capability.


Our engagement team will individually contact each and every potential buyer, insuring consistent messaging and engagement by experienced professionals. FOCUS’ proprietary data bases will help identify financial and possible strategic buyers. FOCUS will employ our senior research staff to perform due diligence and prepare marketing materials including a robust teaser, Confidential Information Memorandum, data room, Non-Disclosure Agreement and other documents.

Precision Metalworking Insights

2022 Industry Report

The Precision Metalworking industry is in the early stages of a significant waive of consolidation, with strong evidence that acquisition activity will not only continue, but will accelerate over the next few years. How you address this trend will impact both your business success and the legacy you build for yourself and your family. Read the 2022 report here.

Previous reports can be found here.


John Slater

Senior Advisor

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John T. Bradshaw

Senior Advisor

Brent Costello

Senior Advisor

Paul Dickson

Managing Director

Craig Ladkin

Managing Director

Jorge A. Maceyras

Managing Director

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Douglas E. Rodgers

Chairman Emeritus

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George Armbruster

Senior Advisor

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Marco Chan

Senior Advisor

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Jeff Hanson

Senior Advisor

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Dr. Bruce J. Holmes

Senior Advisor

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Les Mace

Senior Advisor

Drew Morgan


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Courtney J. Ryan

Senior Advisor

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Alex Williams


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Joe Tripi, President at Micropulse West

This was the first time I’ve actually sold a business therefore it was vital to partner with a group of high integrity individuals that had our best interest in mind. The FOCUS team was honest and transparent right from the beginning. John Slater’s knowledge of our industry, along with his team of analysts, made the transition almost seamless. The process was thorough and well planned out – we moved from LOI to close in 60 days! I would highly recommend FOCUS Investment Banking for any transactions in the sectors they service.

Micropulse West has been acquired by Incodema, a portfolio company of CORE Industrial Partners

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