Madison Street Capital is an investment banking firm that specializes in the middle market. It was founded in 2005 and provides services such as corporate advisory, financial reporting valuation, business valuation and middle market company financial advising. One of the strongest divisions in the firm is its mergers and acquisitions department. They have had excellent and growing numbers in the past few years, which stands out against the poor performance of other hedge funds. The firm has offices in Africa, North America and Asia and has become a global leader in valuation services and advisory services for international and domestic clients on corporate governance and independence.
The firm is run by people like Barry Petersen who is a Senior Managing Director at the firm. He has experience in a variety of areas including corporate finance, in court restructuring transactions, out of court restructuring transactions, institutional equity and debt placements and merger and acquisition advising. Reginald McGaugh is also leading the firm as a Managing Director. McGaugh has extensive experience working in the transportation, telecommunications and energy sectors. To start of his career, he received a finance degree from the University of Nebraska and a Masters in Business at Florida A&M University.
Madison Street Capital recently made the news for an announcement they made. The firm released some of the numbers from 2015. They closed 42 hedge fund deals around the world over the course of 2015. This is a big improvement from 2014, which saw 32 global hedge fund deals. The firm made it clear that momentum is only growing and that 2016 will see even more deals and bigger profits.
Pr.com covered this announcement. They also did a summary of of the rest of the report. The article included that the firm is creating all types of deals with a variety of deal mechanisms that both the buyer and the seller happy. They are seeing PE bolt-ons, Pe stakes, revenue-share stakes, and incubator or seed deals. The article quoted Karl D’Cunha, who is the Senior Managing Director at Madison Street Capital. D’Cunha stated that the public is going to only see more consolidation in the hedge fund industry and there will be many opportunistic partnerships that will create a bridge between product offerings and distribution.
Another online source, HedgeWeek also covered the announcement. According to HedgeWeek, the report showed how the hedge fund industry is actually in a really good place. The reason that many hedge funds are having a tough time is due to their fund strategies. The announcement also mentioned that small hedge funds are having trouble attracting new clients and capital, which forces them below capacity.
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