Focus Strategies Investment Partners



“The support of the Focus Strategies team throughout this process played a significant role in our successful outcome. We were especially grateful for their substantial industry experience and strategic guidance from our initial conversations until the deal was closed.”

– Stephen Raffaele, Chief Executive Officer and President of American Bank


“We were impressed with Focus Strategies’ ability to understand our business, provide thorough and accurate counsel in the options and opportunity to complete a transaction and their dedication to navigating the process. We look forward to the expertise that Platform [Partners] and its relationships will bring and hold confidence in the future of Beneplace.”

– George Parsons, Beneplace founder


“Focus Strategies was committed to understanding our business and providing sound, thoughtful advice throughout the process. Their professionalism, integrity and expertise proved to be instrumental in getting the transaction negotiated and closed. It was critical for us to find a buyer that was an expert in our field and, more importantly, was a good fit for Berry Aviation.”

– Sonny Berry, Chairman and CEO of Berry Aviation

“Focus Strategies’ assistance with the sales process was invaluable – they went above and beyond to make the transaction as smooth and uncomplicated as possible. I think Sonny Berry and his management team were lucky to have Focus Strategies on their side.”

– Sandra Griffin, Partner at Griffin | Frey PLLC


“We are very pleased with the transaction guided by the Focus team. They provided valuable advice throughout the process and thanks to their expertise; Berry Aviation is able to realize its next phase of growth.”


“My business partner and I are very appreciative to Focus Strategies for all the guidance, advice, persistence and patience. Focus Strategies’ commitment and expertise proved to be invaluable in securing a successful transaction.”

– Chris Cloran

“I was impressed with Focus Strategies’ commitment to their client on this transaction. Unlike many M&A advisors, Focus Strategies stayed involved from start to finish. It was a pleasure working with them on this transaction.”

– S. Michael Dunn, Managing Partner at Reiter, Brunel & Dunn, PLLC


“Focus Strategies worked tirelessly with our team to manage the process and help facilitate the transaction with IBCF. Their expertise, strategic guidance, and attention to detail helped drive a favorable outcome.”

– Tom Callahan, Co-Owner of C&C Sage, Inc.


“Finding the right investors who align with CMIT’s core values, and are committed and capable of accelerating our growth is a tremendous undertaking. We are thankful for Focus Strategies’ advice and the direction that they provided us to ensure a successful closing. Their knowledge and expertise of our industry and just as important, the buyer’s market, proved to be paramount in positioning the company for this next chapter.”

– Jeff Connally, CEO of CMIT


“I appreciate having had the opportunity to work with the Focus Strategies team throughout this process. They did an excellent job in setting expectations and managing the sale process from start to finish. Their transaction experience and strategic guidance was instrumental in finding the right buyer and reaching a successful outcome.”

– Lewis Talbert, Principal and Co-Founder of Swiftcurrent Holdings, Inc., the seller of Cyberlink


“Focus Strategies’ experienced team understood our business and our industry, which proved to be instrumental in driving a successful outcome for us. They were able to identify a partner that supports our passion and commitment to our brand and culture, and we look forward to building upon our success alongside the BCEP team.”

– Josh Butler, President and CEO of Flow Below


“Every acquisition is complex. Focus Strategies provided exceptional financial analysis and expert strategic advice through the acquisition process. We would not have completed the deal without their insight and foresight.”

– Jeff Hahn, CEO of Hahn


“Focus Strategies demonstrated great flexibility in working with Hill Country as the owners’ objectives were modified during the course of the financing process.”

– Gary Seals, CEO of Hill Country Holdings


“We are incredibly grateful for the Focus Strategies team and all their efforts along the way to get this transaction closed. We heavily relied on their expertise, strategic guidance, dedication, and support throughout the deal process.”

– Tabbatha Callaway, CEO of MSB School Services


“I feel very fortunate to have completed this deal considering the oilfield recession. Focus Strategies was a trusted advisor and resource throughout the process.”

– Kevin Gendron, Co-Founder of OPT


“The team members at Focus Strategies are true professionals, and we are grateful for their leadership and counsel. Their consistent availability, attention to detail and willingness to roll up their sleeves helped us achieve a great refinancing outcome for Pacific Northern. We look forward to developing our new partnership with East West Bank.”

– Ron Duncan, Co-Founder of BCEP


“It was a great pleasure to work with Focus Strategies on this relationship. Their professionalism, expertise and execution is top notch.”

– Mark Koshnick, SVP of East West Bank


“Focus Strategies worked hard for us in finding a buyer that understood our value and could get the transaction done in a way that met our objectives.”

– Hans Jorgensen, President of Pat Tank


“The team at Focus Strategies has been a pleasure to work with and has shown great skill and finesse during the transaction process. Their guidance and flexibility were critical to getting this complex acquisition completed.”

– Management Team for PetroChem Wire, LLC


“We are excited about our new partnership with Tejas Investments. With this investment we will be able to continue to provide excellent customer service throughout the state of Texas.”

–  Mike Riley, COO of Phoenix Electric


“I was referred to Focus Strategies by a business colleague and I am very grateful for the introduction. Navigating a transaction while running a business is a significant undertaking and I was thrilled to have them by my side. The Focus Strategies team worked tirelessly to find the right buyer that met our objectives and we could not be more pleased with the outcome.”

–  Claudia Hillmeier, Founder of Prop & Peller

Randall Jones & Associates Engineering, LLC and RJ Surveying & Associates, LLC

“Navigating a transaction from beginning to end is a huge commitment that takes extreme organization, dedication and guidance. The team at Focus Strategies did an outstanding job for us. They managed the transaction process seamlessly and professionally and committed themselves to us every step of the way.”

– Brent Jones, Owner of Randall Jones & Associates Engineering, LLC and RJ Surveying & Associates, LLC 


“We are grateful to Focus Strategies for their support and commitment during this process. With their help and guidance, we were able to identify and select a partner that understands our business, our core values, and our commitment to our employees and customers. The combined resources will strengthen and accelerate our opportunistic growth trajectory in the rental industry across Texas.”

– Gary Gunter, Owner of Rent Equip


“The advice and direction that Focus Strategies provided was outstanding. This transaction had quite a few barriers that would have been extremely difficult to navigate without their expertise.”

– Rob Adams, Interim CEO of ScanData

“Focus Strategies worked hard in finding the right buyer that understood our unique situation. They worked with us throughout the entire process to ensure a successful closing.”

– Craig Hopper, Administrator of the estate of ScanData’s founder


“We are extremely pleased with the outcome of this transaction and the Focus Strategies team guided us every step of the way. They were professional, thoughtful and transparent throughout the process.”

– Chris Strand, President of Stan’s Heating & Cooling


“Focus Strategies worked hard to find the right buyer for our company. One that understood our culture, values and the integrity of our work.”

– Tony Bagliore, Owner of Tony Bagliore Concrete


“We are thankful for Terese Everson and the Focus Strategies team for their guidance and expertise to get this transaction closed.”

– Nikki Smith, CEO of Trace Analytics


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