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Generating Great Business Opportunities–Mission Accomplished in MIAMI!

The 29th M&A Worldwide Rainmaker MIAMI Summit, held November 15-16 in Miami Beach’s famous Art Deco District on South Beach, included 112 people from 22 countries, including: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Guatemala, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States.
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Extracting Maximum Deal Value—Seven Keys to Success

“With M&A activity showing no sign of slowing, a continuing focus on revenue synergy execution will be critical in delivering value…By understanding the sources of value and executing against the seven keys to success…executives can get a jump start on capturing value and outperforming the market.” That’s the conclusion of an October 2018 McKinsey & Company survey of 200 seasoned M&A executives from ten industries.
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A FOCUS First—FIVE Deals in a Month!

Unprecedented performance! In September, FOCUS closed five deals and, frankly, I’m thrilled and extremely proud of our achievement! Five deals in a single month demonstrate the solid expertise of FOCUS, successfully deploying a variety of strategic services.

Prepping the Princess: Is Your Business Ready to Sell?

a fan spread of books titled "prepping the princess for the party" Learn from industry-leading legal, accounting, investment banking, marketing, business advisory and financial services experts about the steps you should be taking inside your business now to make it more attractive for a successful sale―even if that’s several years down the road.
Digital Due Diligence

Digital Due Diligence—The Secret to Success?

Today, we’re living in a “digital age” where every M&A transaction has many significant digital considerations and all companies have large, complex digital footprints. According to the Conference Board:

“A comprehensive digital due diligence assessment includes an examination of a company’s digital and social media assets, including websites, social platforms and online communities, systems and …

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Rainmaker MIAMI Summit—Time to Act!*

It’s our pleasure to invite you to join us at the Rainmaker MIAMI Summit—one of the largest M&A conventions in the world—November 15-16, 2018. It’s your opportunity to “FOCUS on Successful Cross-Border M&A” at a unique networking event concentrating on solid cross-border M&A opportunities.

Over 150 M&A professionals and guests from all over the world …

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Five Smart Steps in Applying Artificial Intelligence (AI)

“Artificial intelligence is the future… From health care to transportation to national security, AI has the potential to improve lives. But it comes with fears about economic disruption and a brewing ‘AI arms race.’ Like any transformational change, it’s complicated. Perhaps the biggest AI myth is that we can be confident about its future effects,” according to the Washington Post.
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Solid Q1 Sets Stage for Sizzling 2018

Coming off a remarkable year when FOCUS closed an unprecedented 23 deals—up an amazing 64 percent—we’re confident 2018 is likely to set new records, too. First quarter data is in, demonstrating that dealmakers continue to see plenty of reasons for optimism for the remaining three quarters.

“Business Carries the Economy” was The Wall Street Journal’s …

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How Actual Intelligence is Transforming Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is expanding and improving exponentially through ever more powerful parallel computing, more data, and deeper algorithms—to become an increasingly important facet of everyday life. But what exactly is AI and what does it mean for your business?

AI can be defined as any task performed by a program or machine that—if carried …

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Why Tax Reform May Lift Middle Market M&A to New Heights in 2018!

It’s just possible the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is poised to have an even greater impact than U.S. legislators initially envisioned. In addition to spurring job growth and driving wages higher, the new tax code has provisions that potentially will not only boost middle market investment, but also jump start deal making across …