Technology Services Testimonials

Here are some of the things our clients are saying about the Technology Services group.

Jay Smith, President of Sales, Security7

Partnering with April Taylor and the MSP team was like having a formidable offensive line protecting me. April was an All-Star quarterback leading the rookie quarterback (me). FOCUS’ expert blocking and relentless pursuit of the best buyers paved the way for a touchdown sale, honoring the countless hours of hard work and dedication my partners, our people and I poured into Security7.

Carl Foster, Founder/President, Queen Consulting Group

The FOCUS team really knows their business, and they brought in multiple strong offers for us to consider. We really look forward to joining Talent Group—the best fit for us. George Shea and Bob Maiden walked us through the process every step of the way and highlighted our unique capabilities. We are thrilled with the result and wholeheartedly recommend FOCUS to any firm considering a sale.

Willis Cantey, Founder/CEO Cantey Tech Consulting

Photo: Willis CanteyI hired FOCUS’ MSP Team on March 15, 2021.

17 days later I signed a letter of intent (LOI) with LNC Partners, who I found to be a fantastic cultural, strategic, geographic, and financial fit for our team after evaluating multiple investor groups.

We closed the transaction 3 months later and I am already actively working with FOCUS to find the right companies to join our growing Platform.

I cannot speak highly enough about FOCUS’ MSP Team. I will happily serve as a reference any time.

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

Photo: Mohit 'Mo' Vij

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.

Kevin Blake, Founder/President, ICS, a portfolio company of ClearLight Partners, LLC

Photo: Kevin Blake

FOCUS’ MSP team has been extremely helpful in assisting us to our M&A growth goals.

Abe has really made an investment to understand our industry and assist either from the buy or sell side with all aspects of a transaction.

I highly recommend working with FOCUS.

Walter Deacon, Boston Retail Partners, Principal

Walter Deacon, Boston Retail Partners, PrincipalThe FOCUS team has a methodical, structured transaction process that really worked for Boston Retail Partners. George and Manan walked us through the process every step of the way, and highlighted our unique cloud based service offerings.  We were fortunate enough to be presented with multiple qualified offers and are very pleased with the result and our new partner, EarthLink Holdings. We wholeheartedly recommend FOCUS to any IT firm considering a sale.

Brett Griffith, President, Alpha Systems

Brett Griffith “We are grateful for the expertise and professionalism that FOCUS brought to this transaction.  The sale of Alpha Systems to Databank would not have gone as seamlessly as it did had it not been for FOCUS.  They understand the needs of both buyers and sellers and ensured that the transaction went as smoothly as possible. Their bankers bring a methodical execution strategy that delivers consistent results.  This is the second transaction FOCUS has completed for us, which demonstrates the confidence we have in their process and in their firm.”

Steve French, CEO, LbGlobalLaw

Photo: Steve French“Through its disciplined process FOCUS leveraged its database of prospective mezzanine and growth equity investors and obtained multiple investment proposals ranging from mezzanine debt structures to control acquisitions.

“Their assistance preparing a comprehensive information memorandum describing our unique business model and helping us manage the negotiations and due diligence process was invaluable.”

Brett Griffith, CEO of AlphaLit and Alpha Systems

Brett Griffith, President, Alpha SystemsIn our extensive due diligence to select the right M&A partner, we explored a local M&A advisory firm, a litigation support industry specialist firm, and FOCUS Investment Banking. We chose FOCUS for their broad experience, disciplined process and leadership ability. The e-discovery industry is undergoing a technology turnover, and the timely strategic advice and guidance FOCUS provided was critical to the successful outcome of our transaction.

Steve Kiefer, CFO of AlphaLit and Alpha Systems

The FOCUS team, led by Doug Rodgers and Rick Thomas, were true partners throughout the process. They understood the implications of our transaction from an operational, financial and human perspective and could relate to the issues which impacted our business. They were in the trenches with us every step of the way and helped us find workable solutions to the many obstacles that had to be overcome. I highly recommend the FOCUS team.

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