Testimonials

Here are some of the things our clients are saying about the Software & Information Technology group.

Patrick Stewart, CEO Pepperweed Consulting

“By bringing multiple offers from well qualified strategic buyers, FOCUS created some interesting alternatives for us. Due to their clear understanding of the IT services industry, we were able to close this transaction very quickly.”

Jeff Jarvis, CEO of Agentek

Photo: Jeff Jarvis“FOCUS’ familiarity working with entrepreneurs and its ability to tap into a seasoned Senior Advisor network were essential in assisting Agentek on its journey from a great technology to a great business model that was attractive to numerous investors. In this transaction, the lead banker for FOCUS invited a Senior Advisor, who was the retired CEO of Mapics, Inc. and a senior executive with IBM to help consult with the Company. This investment validates Agentek’s vision and we appreciate FOCUS’ assistance.”

Arun Murali, President of Pradot Technologies

Photo: Arun Murali“This acquisition will allow Pradot to grow in ways never before possible. By purchasing GroupOne HealthSource, Pradot now has a strong U.S. presence, and we are increasing our service offering and revenue in both countries. We will continue to pursue both organic and acquisitive growth strategies.”

John Muench, Chairman & Founder of Advanced Control Systems

“The FOCUS team did a highly professional job in representing ACS in the sale of our business. From their Confidential Information Memorandum on our firm, which was well received by buyers, to successfully managing the entire sales process with numerous interested parties from all over the world, FOCUS became an invaluable partner to ACS in this important initiative.”

Steven Bederman, CEO of TouchStar

Photo: Steven Bederman“FOCUS has been a wonderful partner. We are looking forward to working with Focus through a series of planned global acquisitions and expansions in the months ahead.”

Leonard Metheny, Jr., President and CEO of AY Recruiting

Leonard Metheny, Jr."With the award of a major new contract that will more than double our company size, our investor group and management team decided to look for a large acquisition partner. At the time of our decision, we knew of several candidates, but we needed help identifying additional acquisition partners in order to maximize shareholder value. We turned to Marshall Graham at FOCUS Investment Banking for help. Within four months we completed the sale transaction with the best partner for our company and at the best price and terms."

William Dunn, CEO of Dunn Solutions Group

Photo: William Dunn"FOCUS partners Manan Shah and George Shea were instrumental in finding us the right partner when I decided to look for strategic alternatives for my IT services company. We were primarily looking for a larger partner to help us grow to the next level while creating liquidity for our shareholders. We received several offers from the domestic buyers but it turned out that our best partner was in the International market. In FOCUS, we found a partner with an exceptional capability to find candidates not confined to geographical boundaries."

Dave Steil, former CEO of SigmaWorx and current CFO of Touchstar Software Corporation

Photo: Dave Steil"I decided to sell my company to a larger organization to keep pace with industry research and development. I needed an investment banking partner to help me find a buyer who would allow me to stay involved after the close. John Bradshaw at FOCUS held my hand throughout every phase of our 8 month transaction. The end result of John’s strategic advisory services was more money than I had anticipated and a position as the CFO of the combined company."

Paul Kaub, Former CEO and Owner of Intelex Corporation

“FOCUS has seasoned investment bankers that know the market.  They set aggressive yet realistic expectations throughout the process of selling our company.  They suggested a price range and timeline within which our company should sell, and as a result of the FOCUS process the company sold on schedule and at the top end of the price range. I am happy to recommend FOCUS to business owners seeking a transaction.”

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