Madison Street Capital: Positive Expectations For 2016

 

The fourth edition of Madison Street Capital annual overview was recently released. The overview was analyzed by several news sources, including pr.com and HedgeWeek. In the analysis, they summarized how the overview said that there were several factors that were forcing hedge funds to look at strategic alternatives. One of the big reasons was that hedge funds are forced to pay higher operational costs but were also getting pressure to lower fees. In addition, there are many smaller funds that do not have a full portfolio because they are struggling to bring in new capital. Operating below capacity can really harm a hedge fund and its growth.

The overview also stated the growth the Madison Street Capital is seeing. In 2015 alone, the firm was able to announce or close on 42 hedge fun deals. This is up by 27 percent from the 32 hedge fund deals that the firm has in 2014. The firm credits this to a wave of momentum that will only grow in 2016 and bring in additional profits. The firm credits much of this momentum to the fourth quarter of 2015, which saw a great deal of transactions.

Madison Street Capital is an investment banking firm that was founded in 2005. It has offices in Africa, Asia and North America. The firm is most well known for its services in mergers and acquisitions, advising on corporate governance and independence for domestic and international markets, and valuation services. The firm works with middle market companies that are looking for acquisitions, building a sound exit strategy or seeking favorable lending. They firm has an investor base that they match with clients. This investor base is broad and includes financial institutions, money mangers, pension funds, local governments, endowments, corporations, mutual funds, state governments and foundations.

The firm is led by a group of professionals with strong experiential and educational backgrounds. One of those professionals is Barry Petersen. Peterson is a Senior Managing Director at the firm. He graduated from Knox College with a Bachelors in history and then from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He has a variety of experience in sectors such as business services, oil and gas, financial services, alternative energy and manufacturing. Petersen handles equity placements, institutional debt, corporate finance and merger and acquisition advising. Another leader that they have on board is Jay Rodgers. Rodgers is a Managing Director at the firm. He has a Bachelor os Science in Business from Florida State University. Previously Rodgers worked for companies like Noyes Inc, Drexel Bumham Lambert and the Lehman Brothers. Rodgers specializes in corporate finance engagements and merger and acquisition advisory.

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