FOCUS is a national investment bank that was established
in 1982 to serve businesses with annual revenue between $5 million
and $300 million. The firm is based in Washington, D.C., and
has additional offices in Atlanta, Chicago and Los Angeles.
FOCUS cites its "systematic, open and proven transaction process"
as the distinguishing factor that makes it unique in the clustered
investment banking field.
With longevity comes knowledge, and FOCUS's 28 years in business
proves that it has enough experience to weather any market.
FOCUS' catchphrase, 'Seasoned, Systematic, Successful', is service
marked and appears virtually everywhere on its homepage. The
firm backs up the latter part of the phrase by only taking
transactions in which it feels has at least a 75 percent change of
success. As for the "seasoned" portion of the FOCUS
catchphrase, there is evidence that demonstrates that the company
can back that up with fact. FOCUS wants to position itself as
the No. 1 company for middle market deals and has recruited
veterans of the business. The firm boasts that all of its
partners have "significant C-level experience." The managing
partners at FOCUS are known to be more hands-on, meaning that they
will personally manage all M&A deals.
FOCUS's services include mergers and acquisitions, strategic
advisory, corporate finance including debt and equity financing,
strategic partnering and alliances, corporate development
consulting, wealth transition advisory and corporate
valuation. The company works with buy- and sell-side
corporate clients, private equity groups, holding companies, and
early stage venture capital firms in a wide range of financial
sectors, encompassing everything from aerospace technology to
systems integration. The firm's securities transactions are
conducted through its affiliated registered broker-dealer, FOCUS