Madison Street Capital Receives a 2017 M&A Advisor Award for Debt Financing Deal of the Year

The M&A Advisor announced the 16th Annual M&A Advisor Awards’ winners November 13, 2017. Madison Street Capital, a reputable investment banking institution, was among the winners announced at M&A Advisors Gala situated in NYC. Madison Street Capital was the winner of M&A Advisor’s Debt Financing Deal of the Year. The investment banking institution won because of its transaction with WLR Automotive.


Before Madison Street Capital won, the company contested the award with other 650 nominees. The M&A Advisor honors companies and deal makers that facilitate exceptional M&A transactions through its awards. Its co-CEO and president, David Ferguson, believes that MSC was the right pick for the award. He is also certain that MSC represents the best interests of the highly-competitive M&A sector.


Besides Ferguson’s speech at the award ceremony, Charles Botchway of MSC also made his remarks on his company’s win. Botchway said that it was a pleasure for MSC to bag a prestigious award in the category of debt financing. He thanked WLR Automotive for choosing his firm to facilitate the debt financing transaction. He also congratulated Barry Petersen, MSC’s senior managing director, for overseeing the lucrative deal.


In addition to bagging a Debt Financing Deal of the Year Award, MSC was a finalist of other two awards. These include the Financials Deal of the Year (Under 250MM) and the prestigious Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year. The 2017 M&A Advisor Summit and the 16th Annual M&A Advisor Awards ceremony took place at the same time. The summit featured more than 500 specialists in M&A. It focused on interactive forums aimed at improving M&A transactions.


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About Madison Street Capital


Madison Street Capital is a reputable provider of M&A and corporate finance advisory solutions. The company manages to target clients with these solutions through its highly-experienced professionals. These professionals have a duty of organizing capitalization and financial structures with respect to clients’ needs. MSC ranks among the world’s leading investment banking companies with interests in the middle market.


With its head office in Chicago, IL, MSC also targets middle market clients from Africa and Asia. MSC’s wide range of financial services are inclusive of restructuring solutions, financial opinion solutions and buy side and sell side solutions sought by private equities. Its services are also inclusive of business valuation solutions and valuation for financial reporting. Hedge funds can seek MSC’s reliable assistance in mergers and acquisitions. Learn more:


How Betsy DeVos’ Passion for Education Reform turned her into one of the Country’s Biggest Philanthropists

Betsy DeVos has many enviable titles. Businesswoman, reformer and government bureaucrat are all terms used to describe her. In her storied professional career that spans over three decades, she has served in various capacities in political movements, private business and the education sector. Arguably her most befitting title, however, is a philanthropist. The soft-spoken billionaire has been in the business of giving, together with her husband, for decades now.In a recent interview published in Philanthropy Roundtable, Mrs. DeVos opened up her motivations, experiences, and outlook for her philanthropy. As a professional, either serving in a political capacity, Mrs. DeVos always looked to combine innovation and social change. While working in the education sector, Mrs. DeVos realized that there was a great opportunity there to effect lasting social change through innovation. The public school system, as it were, was not working well. Therefore, as a woman of means and a mother to school-going children, Mrs. DeVos decided to start supporting students and schools in desperate needs of resources.

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The Foundation’s primary objectives are facilitating the development of arts, community, education, and justice. Additionally, with the DeVos’ being devout Christians, the Foundation’s activities are partially motivated by faith. The Foundation is one of the biggest family-owned charities in the country with well over $100 million being doled out by the charity it since its formation in 1989. In 2015 alone tax forms placed the money donated by the Foundation to various institutions and organizations at an approximate figure of $10 million. Today, Mrs. DeVos is helping educate close to a quarter of a million children in various types of schools spread across 17 states in the country and the District of Columbia.Many organizations have over the years taken note of Mrs. DeVos’ philanthropic and reformist nature and, as a consequence decided to appoint her to their boards. She serves on the boards of the Foundation for Excellence in Education and Kids Hope USA, among other organizations.