Paul Carter

Managing Director


Industry Expertise

Industry Groups

Paul Carter, a FOCUS Managing Director, is an experienced M&A professional with over 10 years of investment banking experience advising middle market clients on a variety of mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and capital market transactions. During that time, Mr. Carter’s primary emphasis has been on serving clients in the technology, software, and telecommunications industries.

Prior to joining FOCUS, Mr. Carter worked as a Vice President for Jefferies Group, LLC where he led multiple software focused public market processes. He also led junior bankers in the production of materials for business development opportunities.

Mr. Carter also previously worked as a Vice President for Raymond James and Associates where he led multiple sell-side M&A processes across numerous technology industry sub-verticals.

Prior to that, Mr. Carter has worked as an associate for Harris Williams and Co, and before that, Duff and Phelps where he advised on multiple engagements including sell-side M&A, capital raising, and transactions.

Mr. Carter served in the U.S Navy submarine fleet completing multiple deployments throughout the pacific theater and receiving numerous military awards, including Navy Achievement Medal and multiple Admiral citations. Based in Atlanta, GA, Mr. Carter holds a Bachelor of Arts Finance from Michigan State University, and he received his Master of Business Administration from the University of Oxford.