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Finding The Right Merger And Acquisition Deal Is Madison Street Capital’s Specialty

In the world of boutique investments, finding the perfect deal can be an arduous and time consuming task. Just ask Charles Botchway, the founder and CEO of Madison Street Capital. Madison Street Capital is a Chicago based investment firm that specializes in mergers and acquisitions. Charles Botchway is the former Vice Chairman of Houlihan Smith & Company. Mr. Botchway has an impressive resume especially in the emerging market merger and acquisition field. Botchway has put deals together in Asia, Africa, South America as well as North America. Madison Street Capital is considered one of the top investment companies that handles bankruptcies, financial strategies, mergers and acquisitions as well as other advisory services.

Botchway made a believer out of the investment firm Farragut Capital Partners recently even though Madison Street Capital and Farragut didn’t know each other. Farragut Capital Partners specializes in lower-middle market mergers that fall into the $2-8 million range. Farragut closes more than five deals a year, and none of those transactions involved Madison Street Capital. Farragut likes to tell its clients that it prefers quality over quantity, but their previous deal sourcing platform wasn’t giving them the high-quality deals they needed to maintain that reputation.

Phil McNeill, Farragut’s Managing Partner, told an online news agency that his company likes to focus on companies that know how to be frugal when it comes to asset management. Farragut likes companies that are able to maintain a positive cash flow. Most of those companies are represented by boutique investment bankers like Madison Street Capital, and most of those companies are unreachable for one reason or another. But McNeill said Madison Street was a different kind of boutique investment banker.

Madison Capital had a lower-middle market client that fit all of Farragut Capital’s requirements in terms of asset management and cash flow, and thanks to an online connection that both firms knew about the two investment firms finally got together.

The Farragut Capital is just one of the deals that Madison Capital is involved in on a regular basis. The merger and acquisition industry is getting more complicated because of the recent tax regulations that have thrown several large mergers into limbo. The Pfizer Inc. merger with Allergan is one of those deals. And so is the Halliburton and Baker Hughes merger. Large mergers in the United States and the UK have been put on hold for one reason or another, but Botchway said that Madison Street Capital has not been hurt by new regulations.

 

 

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Investment Banking and Martin Lustgarten In The Corporate World

The banking industry has many types of banks that provide financial related services. The banks range from very small local city banks to very large international banks. While the most common type of bank that people think about is the local city bank, one of the most well known banking types is investment banking.

 

The day-to-day banking operations concerning investment banking are much different than most other banking types. Investment banking also known as corporate banking involves a wider range of banking services than the typical local bank. Investment banks tend to focus on corporate clients. There are several reasons why investment banks focus on corporate clients. However, one of the main reasons is because the structure and financial operations of investment banks generally work well with the needs and desires of corporations.

 

Many corporations both large and small need the assistance of banks to carry out daily business activities. The need for a constant cash flow is important for many corporations, and investment banks are able to assist corporations with this particular need. Investment banks can usually provide large sums of money to corporations for a wide variety of reasons such as business transactions, property purchases, corporate loans, and numerous other reasons.

 

In addition, investment banks are generally flexible in nature. The rigid structure that some banks have related to banking operations does not go well with the nature of the corporate world. In the corporate world, many things change on a constant basis. Therefore, the time needed for decisions and actions from banks cannot be significant in length. Investment banks tend to provide services quickly and work to accommodate the various financial conditions that corporations may have related to banking needs.

 

A position that plays a major role in the successful operations of any investment bank is the investment banker. This position is key because investment banks depend on clients and one of the primary responsibilities for investment bankers is to bring in and maintain a list of quality clients.

 

In the investment banking world, one of the most well known investment bankers is Martin Lustgarten. As an investment banker, Martin Lustgarten has shown a unique ability to attract and bring in good corporate clients.

 

He is the CEO and founder of Lustgarten Martin, which is an investment banking firm.

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