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 Securities LLC.
1133 20th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 785-9404
Employer Type: Private
CEO: Doug Rogers
2010 Employees (All Locations): 60