Focus Pointe Global Acquired by Schlesinger Group
October 30, 2019 – England & Company served as the exclusive financial advisor to Focus Pointe Global (“Focus Pointe”), a portfolio company of MVC Private Equity, in its acquisition by Schlesinger Group, a leading qualitative and quantitative marketing services firm backed by Gauge Capital.
Focus Pointe is one of the largest and most comprehensive providers of qualitative market research services in the United States. Through its national network of 18 strategically located research facilities, the company specializes in precision qualitative data collection and has developed a proprietary panel with over 1.6 million vetted respondents for use in qualitative and quantitative studies. Focus Pointe serves a diverse base of corporate clients with over 1,400 brands, as well as market research firms, educational institutions.
About MVC Private Equity
MVC Private Equity is private capital fund managed by Michael Tokarz and The Tokarz Group Advisors, LLC, a registered investment adviser. The Tokarz Group Advisors also serves as the investment advisor to MVC Capital, Inc., a public business development company with the flexibility to invest across the entire capital structure.
About Gauge Capital
Gauge Capital is a private equity firm that partners with owners, managers and equity stakeholders of successful middle market companies to maximize their potential. Gauge Capital focuses on investing in growing services and technology-enabled companies in the business and consumer, healthcare, industrial and food sectors.
About England & Company
With offices in Houston, New York, and Washington, DC, England & Company is an independent investment bank dedicated to serving middle-market companies. Since its founding in 2003, the firm has provided comprehensive advice on mergers and acquisitions, private capital raising, financial restructuring, fairness opinions, and other strategic initiatives to the executive teams, boards of directors, and financial sponsors of public and private companies.
Investment banking services are provided by England Securities LLC, a registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA and SIPC.