Focus Closes Over $5 Million In Financing


Focus Technology Consulting Closes Over $5 Million In Financing

Financing To Support Ongoing Growth and Acquisitions

Rockville, MD – December 1, 2008 – Focus Technology Consulting, a high technology staffing and services company for government and private sectors, announced today that it has closed on over $5 million in new financing. Salem Halifax Capital Partners (“SHCP”) invested $2.1 million in Focus Technology Consulting to fund further expansion and to repurchase equity. SHCP will also provide funding in the future for qualified acquisitions. Access National Bank provided a $3 million line of revolving credit to fund growth and will provide funding for qualified acquisitions.

“SHCP and Access National Bank will support our rapid growth and provide capital for the acquisitions which we are actively pursuing,” stated Larry Langston, president and chief executive officer, Focus Technology Consulting. “We will also continue to seek out strategic alliances that will bring our company to the next level and support our mission of providing industry-leading staffing services.”

The company was recently ranked #14 on the Washington Technology Fast 50 list and expects to use the investment to increase its sales and recruiting teams in order to continue to drive its aggressive growth.

Kevin Jessup, partner, SHCP, said, “There are still good investment opportunities if the company has the right mix of a strong management team, an aggressive growth strategy and the metrics to measure results. Focus Technology Consulting is a company that we see as a strong investment based on their past performance and their vision for the future. ”

Michael Clarke, chief executive officer, Access National Bank, added, “Well managed and well funded companies can continue to find opportunities for growth even in challenging environments. Focus Technology Consulting has a proven track record of growth and is a natural choice for our support.”

About Salem Halifax Capital Partners
Salem Halifax Capital Partners, Limited Partnership (“SHCP”) is a private equity fund with offices in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia. SHCP seeks long-term capital appreciation with privately held companies located in the Mid-Atlantic, Mid-West and Southeastern United States that meet certain investment criteria. SHCP bridges the gap between pure equity funds and traditional senior bank financing by providing companies with subordinated, mezzanine debt and equity investments.

About Access National Bank
Access National Bank is a community bank headquartered in Reston, Virginia. The mission of ANC is to provide progressive and superior financial solutions to small businesses and associated professionals. Access National Bank services companies with annual revenues of up to $50 million and their associated business professionals.

About Focus Technology Consulting

Focus Technology Consulting delivers expert staff augmentation services and innovative technology expertise to government and enterprise clients. Our industry-leading recruiting practices ensure that Focus provides clients with the best-qualified and best-prepared talent. Our unmatched ability to listen to – and understand – clients’ unique requirements allows us to deliver customized, best-in-class solutions. Focus Technology Consulting operates under GSA Schedule 70 (Professional Information Technology Services).

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