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Tire Consultants Group adds investment banking to its list of services

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Tire Consultants Group LLC (TCG) has entered into a strategic partnership with FOCUS Investment Banking LLC to offer a range of investment banking and private equity services to middle-market tire dealers and wholesalers nationwide.

The strategic partnership was established on Aug. 24, 2015, between Skip Viola, president of TCG, and Jonathan Wilfong, regional managing partner in the Southeast Division of FOCUS Investment Banking.

The relationship with FOCUS is a natural offshoot of TCG’s business imperative: to provide sales, marketing, operational support, supply chain logistics, strategic planning, research and market analysis to tire dealers and wholesalers in North America and overseas.

“This strategic alliance with FOCUS Investment Banking is a significant step toward offering present and prospective clients a broad variety of essential services in preparation for revenue growth, or anticipation of divestiture through planned transition,” says Viola.

Founded in 1982 in Washington, D.C., FOCUS Investment Banking specializes in serving emerging growth and middle-market businesses in a number of business sectors, including the automotive sector. The firm "focuses" on companies with revenues or transaction sizes between $5 million and $300 million.

“Through the FOCUS partnership, Tire Consultants Group will provide its clients a range of investment banking services,” says Michael  McGregor, a managing director of FOCUS based in Charlotte, N.C. “This includes capital financing; mergers and acquisitions; strategic advisory services; corporate valuations; strategic partnering and alliance; corporate development consulting; and wealth transition advisory services.”

“With our understanding of the tire industry, market demographics and the economic conditions in play, Tire Consultants Group, working in tandem with FOCUS Investment Banking, will heighten its importance to clients pursuing the next phase of business,” adds Viola.

Founded in 2012, Tire Consultants Group  For more information, visit Viola can be reached at (610) 272-5182, (484) 614-6228, or

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