While the firm is active in consumer, healthcare, technology and business services, the recent sale of materials technology specialist Lockwood Industries (dba: Fralock) to private equity investor Arsenal Capital Partners is just one example of a recent high profile transaction we have completed in the industrials sector. You may read the press release here for more details: FocalPoint Advises Fralock .

Recently, I was invited by Composites World magazine to participate in their new podcast series, CW Talks. While I have written articles for them in the past, we decided to expand the approach. In the most recent podcast episode (CW Talks, Episode 21 ), CW’s editor in chief and I explore some of the key trends influencing the M&A environment within the advanced materials industry. We also discuss some of the most important factors to consider when contemplating a potential M&A transaction or review of strategic alternatives. We have received very positive feedback thus far and we hope you will find it of interest.

For those not already familiar, FocalPoint Partners is an independent investment bank that has completed approximately $8 billion in transactions across a variety of industries and end markets. Founded in 2002, our professionals have decades of experience providing expert M&A advisory services, raising debt or equity financing for companies seeking to expand or refinance, and assist companies with financial restructurings when necessary. Beyond advanced materials, the firm’s industrials group has expertise in the aerospace & defense, engineered products & materials and broader industrials sectors. With offices in Los Angeles and Chicago, as well as partners around the globe, FocalPoint is one of the fastest growing investment banking firms in the middle market today. For more information about the firm, please visit focalpointllc.com . If you are interested in discussing any of the topics discussed in the podcast, please feel free to contact me directly (mdelpero@focalpointllc.com).

All the best and I wish you success in 2018 and beyond.

Michael Del Pero

Michael Del Pero, Managing Director
FocalPoint Partners, LLC