With its focus on serving the investment banking needs of the middle market, Madison Street Capital has earned an extraordinary reputation within the financial industry for its integrity, experience and expertise.
An international investment banking firm with headquarters in Chicago, Madison Street Capital prides itself on its comprehensive understanding of the intricacies of corporate finance.
The company has an extensive track record of structuring complex contracts, designing exit strategies and matching buyers with sellers. The firm’s primary areas of specialization include mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy services, tax compliance, corporate governance and private placement advice. Key clients of the firm include Fiber Science, Central Iowa Energy and Bond Medical Group.
With offices in Chicago, Oregon, Ghana and India, Madison Street Capital takes a global approach to corporate finance issues. The firm’s executives bring their knowledge, deep relationships and analytical skills to each transaction. Whether they are interested in business valuation, financial reporting, price allocation or asset management, clients know they are in capable hands with Madison Street Capital. The company also maintains a division focusing on tax planning and wealth preservation.
Madison Street Capital recently served as the sole financial advisor to DCG Software Value, a world leader in software analytics, in its merger with the Spitfire Group. With headquarters in Pennsylvania, DCG Software Value is an industry leader in value management, software estimation services and project support. Founded in 1994, DCG Software Value meets the software management needs of businesses of all sizes. The merger with the Spitfire Group, a business and technology consulting company based in Denver, is projected to enhance the value of both firms. The Spitfire Group employs cutting-edge technology to help businesses address project management challenges, technology architecture and custom development projects.
In the aftermath of the merger, the top executives of DCG Software Value and the Spitfire Group offered high praise for the staff at Madison Square Capital. They singled out Madison Street Capital chief executive officer Charles Botchway and managing director Jay Rodgers. For example, DCG Software Value chief executive officer Mike Harris said the analysis and insight of Madison Street Capital’s team were vital to the successful completion of the deal.
In another triumph for Madison Street Capital, the firm earned several honors in the annual M&A Advisor Awards. The awards recognize distinguished achievements in corporate financing, restructuring and transactions. Madison Street Capital won top honors for its role in the Dowco Group’s acquisition of Acuna and Associates. Dowco is an international steel infrastructure leader focusing on detailing, modeling and pre-construction expertise. Madison Street Capital also received nominations in boutique investment banking, professional services and strategic dealmaking.
Madison Street Capital scored another major victory when it coordinated a minority equity and subordinated debt investment for ARES Security Corporation, a prominent enterprise security risk management firm. Based in Virginia, ARES has an excellent reputation for providing security software solutions for businesses and government entities. It has numerous clients in the transportation, energy and nuclear sectors. Ben Eazzetta, president of ARES Security Corporation, lauded Madison Street Capital for its due diligence, valuation analysis, capital raising and successful search for the ideal financing partner.
Madison Street Capital further enhanced its reputation in the industry when it advised WLR Automotive Group on a sale and leaseback transaction valued at $13.2 million. A firm specializing in car washes, detailing, lube and auto repair, WLR Automotive Group used the opportunity to raise capital and reinvest in the market. The deal will support continued expansion for WLR Automotive Group, which has grown from one location to 17 outlets since its founding in 1987. Randall Simpson, chief executive officer of WLR Automotive Group, complimented the Madison Street Capital team for its ability to close the deal quickly and smoothly.
Each year, leading figures in the corporate finance field look to Madison Street Capital for its outlook on the hedge fund landscape. Madison Street Capital’s experts project mergers and acquisitions, investment performance and capital capacity in the hedge fund industry. These predictions are crucial for financial executives who track cash flow, returns, fee structures and other aspects of hedge funds.
Madison Street Capital served as the sole financial advisor in coordinating a credit line for Maintenance Systems Management, a top provider of contract custodial, janitorial and maintenance services. Based in San Francisco, Maintenance Systems Management executives viewed the deal as a critical step in improving the long-term financial outlook of the company. Sterling Commercial Credit assisted in finalizing the transaction.
In another prominent deal, Madison Street Capital was the exclusive advisor in securing growth capital for HeartSync. A leading medical device firm based in Michigan, HeartSync designs and manufactures cardiac resuscitation products. According to HeartSync chief executive officer Stephen Shulman, the growth capital will allow the company to offer more services and expand its customer base. Decathlon Capital Partners helped coordinate the deal.
Madison Street Capital staff members frequently receive honors from industry and trade organizations. For example, the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts named Madison Street Capital co-founder Anthony Marsala to its 40 Under Forty recognition program. It honors rising stars in corporate finance for their innovation, commitment to their firms and contributions to their communities.