Welcome to the FOCUS Information Technology group

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George Shea, Partner and Information Technology Team Leader

Since 1982, our team of investment bankers and former technology company executives has advised hundreds of leading software and information technology services businesses. Our international team of 9 investment bankers and 3 senior advisors leverages years of experience in the information technology sector – both domestically and abroad – to personally manage your transaction from inception to a successful close. Seven of us are former software and IT Services CEOs.We understand that the information technology 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 information technology 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

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

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

This year is looking like a very active year for the Software and IT 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.


George M. Shea
Partner and Information Technology Team Leader