Los Angeles, CA — FocalPoint Partners, a leading middle market investment bank, is pleased to announce that Managing Partner Nishen Radia and Managing Director Clay Bryan have been named as “Leaders of Influence: Private Equity Advisors” for Year 2021 by the Los Angeles Business Journal.
Led by Mr. Bryan, FocalPoint’s Financial Sponsors Group services private equity groups and their portfolio companies with a comprehensive suite of M&A, financing, and restructuring services.
Radia is Co-founder of FocalPoint and has served as principal financial advisor on numerous high-stakes transactions in the consumer, personal care, and business services sectors. He counts a number of private equity firms and their portfolio companies among his roster of clients. Recent notable transactions include advising MidOcean Partners on its sale of The Planet Group, which will merge with ProPharma Group, a portfolio company of Odyssey Investment Partners; advising Micro Quality Labs on its sale to Certified Sciences, a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus; and advising BQE Software on its sale to Serent Capital.
Bryan has 21 years of experience in sponsors coverage, M&A, debt and equity capital markets, and restructurings, providing solutions to investors ranging in size from middle market to large multi-strategy asset managers. Mr. Bryan has advised privately-owned and publicly-held companies across a range of industries. He has worked at both bulge bracket and boutique investment banks, structuring and executing transactions including high-growth M&A deals, leveraged financings in support of LBOs, distressed situations, and minority investments in the U.S. and internationally.
Clay Bryan commented, “FocalPoint has scaled its business by combining best-in-class industry and multi-disciplinary product expertise to deliver outstanding results for clients in good times and bad. Today, our firm is exceptionally well positioned to serve financial sponsors throughout the life cycle of an investment, and we could not be more excited to continue investing in and growing our relationships with private equity and other investors.”
“Clay has done an outstanding job in leading the firm’s Financial Sponsors Group since its formation in 2020,” noted Nishen Radia, Managing Partner. “Like other Managing Directors at the firm, he excels in both healthy and distressed company transactions and understands the credit markets well. This breadth of product capabilities is unique in the marketplace and has been a fundamental tenet of our firm since its formation.”
“In addition to M&A and Sponsors coverage, Clay is very experienced in debt placements and is thoroughly versed in our Capital Markets service line. This practice now has eight dedicated senior professionals across the U.S., making it one of the larger middle market Private Debt and Equity Capital Markets groups in the country,” noted Rajesh Sood, Managing Partner.
In the past 18 months, FocalPoint has closed more than 32 deals with an aggregate transaction value of $3.1 billion, with many notable transactions in the private equity market.
About FocalPoint Partners, LLC
FocalPoint is an independent investment bank specializing in mergers and acquisitions, private placements, financial restructurings, and special situation transactions. Since 2002, the firm has provided advisory services to middle market clients across eight industry sectors: aerospace and defense, business services, consumer, energy, financial services, healthcare, industrials, and technology/media. With offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and Shanghai, and affiliated partner offices around the world, FocalPoint’s domestic and international coverage is truly global. Visit focalpointllc.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.