All FOCUS Partners Have C-Level Operating Experience
FOCUS clients profit from working with middle market investment bankers with seasoned operating perspectives. Our partners have the thorough understanding of management issues, potential alternatives and critically important implementation issues. That depth can only come from management experience in middle market companies like yours.
Not only have we done middle market investment banking deals--we also have been responsible for post-closing execution and have exited businesses through successful sales. All of our Partners have significant "C-level" operating experience. In the current challenging middle market M&A environment, an effective investment banker needs our kind of experience to advise clients effectively. Advisors, investment bankers, and other intermediaries with only a financial engineering background cannot serve middle market clients nearly as well as FOCUS.
Middle market investment banking clients are served exclusively by FOCUS partners and principals who conduct the entire process once initial research and target list preparation is complete. Junior staff will not represent you. And FOCUS partners deal with target company CEOs on a peer-to-peer basis. Our clients gain the added advantages of this personal touch, because our partners combine over a century of C-level operating experience across many sectors. One-on-one relationships develop quickly and productively.
In addition, FOCUS is highly attuned to the critical needs and business realities of operating executives, corporate owners, strategic investors, and institutional investors. Our Partners have been in those roles. Our partners have a much broader base of experience than the typical middle market investment banker.