The world is going through a major transition. The European Union is fighting to stay alive, and many economic experts say if the United Kingdom leaves the EU, the Union will collapse. The migration issue, the problems in Greece, Italy, and Spain aren’t helping the situation either. European companies are fighting to stay alive, and many of them are trying to merge with other companies that can help them do that. Chicago-based Madison Street Capital specializes in mergers and acquisitions around the globe, and the investment firm is working with several European companies that want to merge or are trying to acquire another company.
The hedge fund merger and acquisition market was good in 2015. Madison Street Capital released a report that shows 42 completed transactions in 2015. In 2014, there were 32 completed hedge fund merger transactions. PR.com published an article that shows the results of that report. The CEO of Madison Street Capital, Charles Botchway, believes 2016 will be better than 2015, even though the world’s economy could be going into a contraction mode. Botchway has been in the business long enough to know that there is a distinct economic cycle that takes place, and this happens to be the time when that cycle is at the lowest point. https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/madison-street-capital#/entity
Botchway and Chief Operating Officer Anthony Marsala are working on several M&A deals in 2016, and if those deals go through, Madison Street Capital will have another great year. Madison Street is considered a one-stop investment banker that handle portfolio valuations, financial management, corporate restructuring and market analysis. Madison Street doesn’t work with large corporations. Botchway and Marsala prefer small to medium size mergers and acquisitions. The company is not afraid to do deals that involve Asian companies merging with United States companies, or European companies being acquired by Asian corporations. Because of the recession that is in progress in South America and Asia, companies in on those continents are trying to find like companies that can produce more productivity and more profits. Madison Street Capital does the legwork and puts those kinds of deals together. https://network.axial.net/a/company/madison-street-capital/
Marsala was recently nominated for an award for his achievements in the financial industry. Marsala has more than 16 years of experience in the investment industry, so his relationship with his team is based on knowledge of the clients as well as the atmosphere in the merger and acquisition industry. That atmosphere seems to be changing in 2016, because of proposed government regulations, but Marsala thinks Madison Street Capital’s business won’t be affected by any of those new regulations.