We have closed more than $5 Billion in transactions, including many notable transactions in the technology sector.
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A Division of Constructive Media, LLC
Coolmath operates a network of web properties that comprise the most popular destinations for online education in the U.S. The Company engaged FocalPoint to create liquidity while securing a partner to help expand its current offerings and accelerate growth. One major challenge was that the Company’s principal revenue source, monetization of its ad impressions, was being threatened by a key regulatory amendment to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”). FocalPoint was able to highlight the Company’s key asset, its reach with nearly 70% of all parents, teachers and school children in the U.S., conducting an expansive marketing process targeted at strategic and financial buyers, and securing a final purchase price of over 16x Revenue.
Coolmath has been acquired by Constructive Media, LLC / FocalPoint served as exclusive financial advisor to Coolmath
Rightpoint is an award-winning digital agency and technology consulting company delivering a broad array of solutions that help organizations transform their business practices. As Enterprises migrate to the cloud, the biggest challenge has not been migration to these powerful SaaS tools, but adoption and utilization of these same tools. Rightpoint solved this key challenge. The Company’s founders sought an advisor that could help them navigate the next step in their growth story. FocalPoint was selected based on our deep deal experience in the digital agency, tech consulting and digital media industries. FocalPoint advisors ran a broad process, creating massive interest and resulting in valuations that far exceeded the founders’ highest expectations (nearly 12x EBITDA).
Rightpoint has received a $55,000,000 equity investment from Stella Point Capital / FocalPoint served as exclusive financial advisor to Rightpoint
StrikeAd is a leading mobile advertising company that enables agencies and brands to target consumers globally, based on a number of parameters, including geo-location, demographic, device, time and day. Management was making impressive strides in the industry but recognized that their next stage of growth would come as part of a larger entity within the rapidly consolidating ad-tech industry. FocalPoint leveraged its extensive, international network of financial and strategic buyers and focused interested parties on the value of StrikeAd’s technology and strong recurring relationships with many of the largest ad agencies in the world. This resulted in an outcome that addressed the needs of all shareholders.
StrikeAd has been acquired by Sizmek, Inc. / FocalPoint served as exclusive financial advisor to StrikeAd
Muizz Kheraj leads FocalPoint’s Technology practice. He has spent nearly two decades in technology, both as a software engineer and as an experienced advisor, supporting the capital market needs of middle-market entrepreneurs. Prior to joining FocalPoint, Mr. Kheraj built the TMT practice at McGladrey Capital Markets LLC. He has held leadership roles at various tech and digital media startups; and currently holds active board advisory roles within numerous bleeding-edge tech firms. He has led, managed and closed an aggregate of more than $1 billion in transactions in the tech sector. Mr. Kheraj holds an M.B.A. from the USC Marshall School of Business, a M.S. in electrical engineering and a B.S. in aerospace engineering from UCLA.
Duane Stullich has advised owners and stakeholders of middle-market companies on mergers and acquisitions, leveraged transactions, private placements of debt and/or equity capital, private equity investing, debt restructurings, and financial opinions for more than 20 years. Prior to co-founding FocalPoint, he was one of the key contributors to the establishment of the corporate finance department at Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin and a co-founder of Murphy Noell Capital. He has been published in Barron’s, served on the Board of an NYSE-listed company, and inspired high school students through his work with Junior Achievement and The Youth Business Alliance. Mr. Stullich graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in accounting and received his M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Nishen Radia is a co-founder of FocalPoint and has 18 years of experience advising owners of middle-market companies on mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity recapitalizations and financial restructurings. Having previously worked in investment banking at Merrill Lynch, SocGen and Baring Brothers in London, New York and Hong Kong, he has been able to leverage his experience to bring a higher level of sophistication and a global perspective to transactions involving businesses in the middle market. He is a winner of the “40 under 40” award for deal-making and sits on a number of outside boards and is Vice-Chair of one of the nation’s largest non-profit lenders. Mr. Radia received his M.B.A. with Distinction from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and graduated with honors with a degree in economics from the University of Bristol, England.