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FOCUS Investment Banking, founded in 1982, is a leading middle market investment bank providing a range of services with an emphasis on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and corporate finance. The FOCUS team is comprised of 23 managing directors and 24 senior advisors located in Washington, DC, Atlanta, Georgia and Los Angeles, California. FOCUS specializes in business units with transactions or revenues in the $5-300 million range, serving entrepreneurs, corporate owners and various types of investors across a broad range of industries throughout the U.S. and worldwide. The seasoned, systematic and successful process of FOCUS distinguishes us from other middle market investment banking firms.
Seasoned Expertise for Over Two Decades
For almost 30 years, FOCUS clients have relied on us for unique middle market investment banking solutions that produce results. Companies repeatedly turn to us for seasoned operating experience, an extensive research department and unparalleled strategic insights.
The majority of our bankers have been C-level operating executives, suited to guide with a 360-degree view of all strategic options. Our bankers have successfully executed hundreds of transactions across a broad range of market segments. As a generalist firm, FOCUS is comprised of various industry-related teams, which include:
Systematic Mindset Backed By Value Driven Services
Liquidity Events and Divestitures – Whether you are a retiring baby boomer seeking exit strategies, a business owner looking for diversification or a corporation seeking to divest a business unit or division, FOCUS can help realize maximum value.
Strategic Acquisitions – We understand that acquisitions are strategic and have long lasting consequences. We work with our clients to develop a solid acquisition strategy and generally execute the plan hand-in-hand with our client.
Corporate Valuations – Companies require valuations for numerous reasons: stock options, ESOPs, M&A intangibles, taxes, fairness opinions and litigation. FOCUS combines real world experience with analytical expertise to deliver sound valuations.
Advisory Services – Since strategy is the driving force for our firm, we work with clients to identify the full spectrum of strategic options. FOCUS bankers can provide market research and strategic, business and financial planning services.
Corporate Finance: Debt and Equity Financing – Corporate financing is integral to growing a business, making acquisitions or simply planning for a company’s financial future. FOCUS’ Capital Financing Team has decades of experience helping middle market businesses fund growth.
Successful Strategy Executed Through a Proven Process
Our systematic, disciplined and proven transaction process distinguishes FOCUS within the middle market. Often cited by clients as a unique strength, our process is designed to optimize the value of transactions and contribute to overall corporate success.
This strategy is well-documented and keeps clients informed at every stage. Along with two decades of practice in the middle market and our dedicated research department, our process leverages the firm’s operating experience. The public and proprietary resources available to our research department allow us to provide up-to-the-minute market knowledge and to delve deeper into an industry in order to identify opportunities that many not have otherwise been discovered.
Securities transactions conducted by FOCUS Securities LLC, an affiliated company, registered Broker Dealer member FINRA/SIPC.
1133 20th Street NW
Washington DC 20036, USA