Focus Strategies Investment Partners


Focus Strategies Celebrates 20 Years

December 19, 2019 (Austin, TX) – In 1999, Gary Valdez founded Focus Strategies Investment Banking (“Focus Strategies”) in Austin with the mantra of integrity in mind from day one. Focus Strategies, a leading middle-market investment bank, serves the unique needs of privately-held businesses seeking capital or looking to engage in strategic transactions. The seasoned professionals at Focus Strategies offer sell side, capital raising, corporate advisory and buy-side banking services throughout the State of Texas and the Southwest United States. Now, twenty years from the firm’s founding, the Focus Strategies team is excited to celebrate the firm’s years of dedicated service and many proud accomplishments along the way.

From the beginning, Gary strived to take on each client and transaction through a unique lens and a strong business philosophy of advocacy on a highly personalized level. “We’ve stayed strong for the past two decades, while weathering several economic cycles, because of our unwavering loyalty to our core values of transparency, creativity, and a commitment to taking our clients’ success personally,” said Valdez. “Our reputation is built on a foundation of trust and genuine passion.” As a firm, Focus Strategies’ team of professionals thoroughly educate business owners on all their options. By bringing clarity to every step of the process, clients learn what to expect from market conditions and gain invaluable insight to make sound decisions, maximize value, and exceed their goals.

Focus Strategies’ tenured team brings extensive industry knowledge and experience to every endeavor. Having navigated hundreds of transactions, the Focus Strategies team continues to refine and adapt processes to find even better solutions for their clients. As expressed by Gary, “We extend our sincerest thanks to our colleagues, clients, employees, family and friends of the firm for helping us reach this milestone and level of success. We will be privileged to have your support for many more years to come.”