Technology Services Investment Banking

M&A Investment Banking

Since 1982, our team of investment bankers and former technology company executives has advised hundreds of leading technology services businesses. Our international team of 10 investment bankers and 2 senior advisors leverages years of experience in the technology sector – both domestically and abroad – to personally manage your transaction from inception to a successful close. Seven of us are former Technology Services CEOs. We understand that the technology services industry has grown considerably and the financial needs of its participants have become more complex.  We continue to achieve a very high close rate on buy side, sell side and corporate finance mandates because of the unique resources, process, and perspective we bring to investment banking. Unlike most technology services specialty groups, we:

  • Offer strategic advisory services that enhance shareholder value
  • Have a proven transaction methodology for delivering results
  • Have bankers with C-level operating experience in your industry
  • Have a formal research department dedicated to creating the most exact and comprehensive analysis to help get the deal closed, with dedicated software and services analysts
  • Leverage years of experience in the middle market that will maximize the opportunity for a successful transaction
  • Are a national firm with global reach; regional offices ensure that all clients receive personalized service throughout every phase of the transaction

Areas of Focus

This year is looking like a very active year for the Technology Services industry.  We are excited about the possibilities for all involved. We will be attending many of the industry conferences and will be making a number of visits around the country. We hope to see you at one of these events, and look forward to exploring with you your capital market needs as you continue to grow your enterprise.


Our practice concentrates on providing three highly-tailored investment banking services to emerging middle market and larger organizations in the Technology Services industries:

  • Sell-Side Engagements – assisting owners looking to exit/sell their business
  • Buy-Side Engagements – helping companies grow through acquisition programs
  • Capital Formation – aiding companies in raising capital for growth or recapitalization

FOCUS provides a range of investment banking services tailored to the needs of growing businesses. These services include mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, strategic advisory services, corporate valuations and strategic partnering and alliances.


  • Industry Expertise – With backgrounds that include C-level operating experience, our bankers engage clients as peers understanding technical and operational nuances of our clients’ businesses as well as the M&A process
  • Experienced Bankers lead and execute every deal start to finish, giving our clients the advantage of continuity and experience
  • Process-driven Outcomes – Supported by strong in-house research, our M&A process has a proven track record


GI Engaged FOCUS on the Sell-Side to Help it Become a PE-backed Platform

General Informatics has been recapitalized by Rosewood Private Investments

“I hired FOCUS’ MSP Team on May 28, 2020. In the first 24 hours after signing the engagement letter, Abe presented me with three (3) preemptive offers & introduced me via Teams to four (4) of the top MSP investors in the country.

Forty days later I signed an LOI with Rosewood Private Investments (RPI) and we closed the transaction on October 28. We plan to work with FOCUS in 2021 to find bolt-on opportunities for the Platform.

I recommend FOCUS’ MSP Team and will serve as a reference.”

Mohit ‘Mo’ Vij, Founder/CEO, General Informatics, a portfolio company of Rosewood Private Investments

* Testimonials may not be representative of the experience of all clients; testimonials are not a guarantee of future performance or success.


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Stan Gowisnock

Chief Strategic Officer

Giorgio Andonian

Managing Director

Michael Birmingham

Managing Director

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John T. Bradshaw

Senior Advisor

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Shan Desai


Kate Elliott

Director of Research

Abe Garver

Managing Director

Bob Maiden

Managing Director

Mitch Prust

Managing Director

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Cyril Schlup


George M. Shea

Managing Director

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