A global organisation of M&A advisory services.

Established in 2004.

44 offices in 34 countries.

Atlanta

Represented by

FOCUS Investment Banking

With more than 40 years of market experience we are the leading middle market investment bank providing a range of services with an emphasis on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and corporate finance.

M&A Worldwide is represented in the USA
by FOCUS Investment Banking.

FIND US:

3353 Peachtree Road, NE Suite 1160 Atlanta, GA 30326 United States
+1 (410) 858 4223 USA

Our team

Managing Director

Rob Baird

Managing Director

Bob Beard

Senior Advisor

Gareth Clarke

Managing Director

Curt Karges

Managing Partner

Nancy Rolland

Managing Director

George M. Shea

Managing Director

Wanda Silva

Managing Director

Andy Snyder

Managing Director

Eric Yetter

Managing Director

Jonathan Wilfong

Managing Director

Rob Baird

Robert A. (Rob) Baird, a FOCUS Managing Director, has over 40 years of investment banking experience, serving as a banker and senior executive with two leading regional investment banking firms. Mr. Baird held several key positions at Morgan Keegan, including banker, managing director, senior managing director, executive committee member and president of the firm’s investment banking and fixed income capital markets divisions. When Raymond James acquired Morgan Keegan, Mr. Baird was named executive vice president and head of the firm’s debt investment banking group, which included over 200 bankers in 28 cities.

Industry experience:

Energy & renewables, Government and Healthcare.

Managing Director

Bob Beard

More than 25 Years of M&A Financing. Structured Over 50 Transactions with Over $700M in Capital. Managed Advisory Practice, Diversified Financial Solutions. Co-Founder of Capital Business Credit.

Industry expertise:

Financial services; Retail and franchising; Steel, metal, and woodworking; Transport & logistics.

Senior Advisor

Gareth Clarke

Chief Executive, Inviro Medical Devices. President, Columbia Crest Consulting. Senior Management Positions with the London International Group.

Industry expertise:

Healthcare; Life sciences.

Email:gclarke@m-a-worldwide.com

Managing Director

Curt Karges

Curt Karges, a FOCUS Managing Director, has over thirty years of experience in investment banking in the Industrial and Energy sectors. Prior to joining FOCUS, Mr. Karges led PwC’s Houston Corporate Finance practice (“CF”) as head of the Houston CF office and CF global sector coordinator for Energy.

Prior to joining PwC, Mr. Karges was a founder of JP Morgan’s Mid-Cap Investment Banking business responsible for the US Gulf Coast region after spending ten years as a commercial banker.  Currently, at FOCUS, Mr. Karges consults with corporations, families and investors interested in monetizations, acquisitions, capital raising or strategy development.

Mr. Karges’ skill sets include financial strategy, capital raising and M&A.  He has raised billions of capital in equity, debt, mezzanine and hybrid markets, both public and private.  He has developed strategies for clients and implemented balance sheet structures to support those strategies, including the M&A transactions to execute that vision.

With over thirty years of experience, Mr. Karges has represented clients from emerging new businesses to multi-billion dollar global firms. He enjoys a diversified client base in many industries, including engineering & construction, oil and gas services, capital goods, industrial and business services.

Industry experience:

Building & construction; Business services; Chemicals; Clean technology; Energy & renewables; Financial services.

Managing Partner

Nancy Rolland

More than 20 years of experience sourcing, managing, and executing mergers and acquisitions activities for multiple Fortune 500 companies as well as small business owners. Nancy was a Director of Corporate Development at AutoNation where she was responsible for business development and transaction execution.

Industry expertise:

Automotive; Building & construction; Hotels & restaurants; Real estate & facility management.

Managing Director

George M. Shea

President & CEO, InfoSafe. 1st Industry Marketing head for Digital Equipment Corp. Tripled NDC’s size through accretive acquisitions and international expansion. Executed over 100 acquisitions, financings, and strategic alliances.

Industry experience:

Business services; Healthcare; Information technology; Telecom.

Managing Director

Wanda Silva

Wanda Silva is the nation’s M&A expert and thought leader in the consolidation of the Professional Employer Organization (PEO) space. She has over 26 years of M&A experience, with more than 100 completed transactions with an aggregate sale price of over $1 billion. Her expertise includes acquisition profitability, valuation, deal terms, exit strategy and succession planning.

Industry experience:

Business Services.

Managing Director

Andy Snyder

Andy Snyder, a FOCUS Managing Director, has nine years of consulting, management, and M&A advisory experience among various healthcare positions. He has significant experience advising physicians in medical practice and surgery center transactions – including the specialties of ophthalmology, gastroenterology, dermatology, and orthopedics. His current practice includes healthcare provider services, home health and hospice, and behavioral health.

Industry experience:

Healthcare.

Managing Director

Eric Yetter

Investment banker focused on healthcare. His practice includes healthcare services, outsourced services, medical devices, and healthcare IT. Has completed a variety of healthcare transactions, many with private equity firms and PE-backed companies. His past clients include leading physician groups, healthcare facilities, and institutional healthcare investors.

Founded Physicians First in 2016, recognizing the emerging need for investment banking and advisory services for owners of physician practices, surgery centers and clinical businesses. The next four years saw record levels of physician-owner M&A activity and Physicians First became one of the nation’s most active advisors for transactions between private equity firms and medical practices. In 2021, Eric Yetter agreed to merge Physicians First with FOCUS and lead the firm’s healthcare team.

Also has healthcare operating and investing experience. He was an early executive at Covenant Physician Partners (previously Covenant Surgical Partners), an acquirer and operator of ambulatory surgery centers and physician practices. The company built and operated an outsourced laboratory, an anesthesia business, and a revenue cycle management company. Covenant has grown into a major player in healthcare services and is currently backed by private equity firm KKR.

Prior to Covenant, Eric held operating roles at Volkswagen Group of America and Brainlab, Inc., an image-guided surgery company. While at Brainlab, worked with leading neurosurgeons and hospitals to implement cutting edge technology and improve patient outcomes.

He is a licensed attorney (currently inactive) and earned JD and BS degrees from Vanderbilt University, graduating with high honours; and a FINRA licensed investment banker.

Member of Healthcare, Biotech & Pharma Industry Group.

Managing Director

Jonathan Wilfong

Senior Managing Director of The March Group, LLC. Founder and Co-Founder of two-physician practice management companies. Co-Founder of Ouch.com, an Internet-based medical supply superstore.

Industry experience:

Engineering; Healthcare; Media, printing, and publishing; Retail and franchising; Transport & logistics.

 

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