Monthly Archives: April 2016

Madison Street Capital chief operating officer has been recognized for outstanding performance.

Madison Street Capital is proud to announce that its chief operating officer and co-founder, Anthony Marsala was honored as the winner of the M&A Advisor’s 7th Annual Emerging Leaders Award. The Annual M&A Advisor Emerging Leaders Awards was born in the United States to recognize and celebrate outstanding achievement of young M&A, Financing and Turnaround professionals. The winner needs to have a significant level of success and noteworthy contributions to the financial industry and their community.

Anthony was selected by an independent judging panel comprised of distinguished global business leaders from a pool of other impressive nominees. His selection was based on his remarkable performance and extensive expertise in the industry. Anthony stated that it would not have been possible without Madison Street Capital’s team of professionals who are dedicated. He was thrilled that he was recognized for his accomplishment in a very competitive industry.

Anthony Marsala is a veteran in investment banking sector. He has extensive experience in leveraged finance as well as M&A advisory. He is also a certified evaluator and analyst through the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts. As part of NACVA 40 under forty recognition programs for 2015, Mr. Marsala was named an honoree. Moreover, he was recently selected as a participant in the Crain’s Leadership Academy Program for 2016.

Madison Street Capital is an international investment-banking firm that has demonstrated exceptional commitment and integrity in providing financial opinions, merger and acquisition expertise, financial advisory services, and valuation services to privately and publicly held businesses. These services are designed to position Madison Street Capital clients to succeed in the global marketplace.

The firm has offices in North America, Africa, and Asia. It has adopted a comprehensive view that place emphasis on local business networks and relationship. Madison Street Capital views the emerging markets as the core driving force behind its client’s global growth, though the firm has provided financial opinions to some major global corporation. The firm has continued to focus its significant assets on these markets. In turn, the company has earned the trust of clients in emerging markets around the world.

The firm features specialized expertise in collaborating with middle-markets firms in hundreds of niche markets and industry verticals. In an undertaking of each new project, client’s objectives and goals become the Madison Street Capital goals and objectives. These goals range from raising capital successfully to M&A transactions and financial advisory.

Madison Street Capital extensive knowledge, experience, relationships, and a vast base of professionals that can appropriately arrange capitalization and financing structure to reflect client’s unique situations. The firm treats every client situation as unique. Thus, they take the time to analyze and comprehend clients specifics needs and goals. They walk with the clients from the initial engagement through closing.

Experience Separates CCMP from the Rest

Leveraged buyouts and growth capital transactions are what CCMP Capital specialize in, and they have plenty of experience to give them an edge. The name CCMP refers to some of the history that the company was a part of having been associated with or a part of Chemical Ventures, Chase Capital, and Manufacturers/JP Morgan Partners until 2006 when they officially separated and the new name was created reflecting the companies that CCMP grew out of. Since the companies’ creation, CCMP has invested around $12 billion dollars in growth capital transactions and leveraged buyouts. The company is New York based, but operates on a global scale. The four industries that CCMP focuses on are consumer and retail, industrial, chemicals and energy and healthcare. In 2014, CCMP completed the sale of Medplace, a pharmaceutical research entity, to Cinven for somewhere in the neighborhood of $900 million.

CCMP Capital was co-founded by Steve Murray who was a private equity investor and philanthropist. He was named the CEO of the company in 2007. Murray graduated from Boston College, with a degree in Economics in 1984 and in 1989 he received a master’s degree in business administration from the Columbia Business School. Steve Murray began his career in 1984 with Manufacturers Hanover Corporation as part of the credit analyst training program.

His philanthropy work included being Vice Chairman of the board of trustees at Boston College. He was a supporter of and on the Chairman’s Council for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York. Mr. Murray also did philanthropic work for the Stamford Museum, the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County, and the Colombia Business School. In March of 2015 – reported, Mr. Murray unfortunately passed away.

It is in the spirit of Mr. Murray, expertise and experience are what drives growth and efficiency at CCMP.

How to Embrace the Athleisure Trend

In a recent article, answered the question of super feminine fashionistas in embracing the new athleisure trend, which seems to be sweeping the fashion market at full speed ahead. For girls who have always be drawn to the more traditionally feminine types of fashion on, as in high heels and dresses for a date or a night out on the town, it can be a hard pill to swallow to see girls running off to a nice restaurant in leggings and comfortable sneakers. However, as Bustle recommends, the more you embrace comfortable athleisure wear, like the styles designed by Fabletics, for running errands and casual weekend outings, the easier the transition will be to throwing on those super comfortable flats or fashionable sneakers for your next date.

Since 2013, Fabletics on wikipedia has been designing super trendy and comfortable athleisure clothing options. The styles sold by Fabletics, primarily online, can be adapted from the gym to a night out with ease, thanks to the versatility of their designs and super comfortable construction. Kate Hudson, one of the co-founders of Fabletics, is often pictured and spotted sporting a wide range of the Fabletics styles for her daily errands or just running around town.

Fabletics stands out from other fitness fashion retailers in the industry on because it offers a monthly membership option for its online customers, called its VIP program. Through the monthly membership subscriptions, customers can snag their first complete outfit for only $25, which includes free shipping, as well as returns and exchanges. After that, complete monthly outfits are available for the low price of only $49.95, and members have the flexible option of skipping any month that they do not want or cancel any time they would like by simply calling the customer service line. The Fabletics outfits consistently receive rave reviews from highly satisfied customers, who gush about the high quality materials and construction as well as the cutting edge designs of the clothing pieces.

Champion iFunding Chief Executive William Skelley Gains Notoriety Among Real Estate Industry’s Elite

Earlier this year “Next Generation of Real Estate Leaders” welcomed iFunding chief executive and founder, William Skelley as an associate. The next-generation entrepreneur commands a champion real estate platform focused on crowdfunding. The January 27th event held earlier this year at the renowned Columbus Citizens Foundation in New York saw the likes of elite executives. The chief organizer of the invitation-only dinner event, Madison Realty Capital managing director, Michael Stoler celebrates the industry’s top strategists. For those familiar with his work, he’s the powerful mind behind “The Stoked Report: NY’s Business Report.” Merrill Lynch, Kushner Companies Carlyle Group, BOA (Bank of America) CIT and Cushman and Wakefield top executives were in attendance.

Stoler also invited iFunding founder Skelley to join him on his show this Spring. It’ll explore today’s evolving commercial real estate market. The panel lineup includes industry leaders such as Regional Capital Group, president, and founder, a former iFunding sponsor, Mr. Paul Braungert. Shelley was among the earliest real estate managers to explore crowdfunding. His company, iFunding is the chief financier of some 40+ projects worldwide. Skelley’s iFunding real estate franchise thrives as a premier specialist of preferred equity transactions and debt consolidation.

Recently, iFunding restructured its leadership with Daniel Drew as the new head and vice president of real estate. Drew’s duties will center on the business development and expansion side of the operation. Additionally, he’ll explore opportunities to optimize the platform while improving institutionalized and investor products. His career in commercial real estate spans over a decade. Secondary market transactions, sales/trading, structured finance, and origination are his key areas of specialization. The former Notre Dame University graduate holds a Business degree (BS). Before iFunding, Drew held numerous designations at Deutsche Bank Berkshire Mortgage, GE Capital, Cantor Fitzgerald (director) and Carlton Group.

Formerly, Skelley headed Rose Park Advisors as principal where he led the firm’s investor relations and business development arm. Dr. Clayton Christensen, a decorated HBS (Harvard Business School) professor founded the consultancy. Its main specialization focused on different aspects of disruptive innovation. At GE Healthcare and Olympus Corporation, Skelley spearheaded several upstarts as a business development consultant. Skelley himself is a former HBS graduate and attended Hobart College as well. Another noted accomplishment of his is Pallas Global, an investment banking group focused on real estate development launched by Skelley in 2005. The bilingual business developer, venture capitalist, and fundraiser also chair the New York-based real estate investment boutique, iFunding.

Memoir Continues The Story Of Yeonmi Park

North Korean defector Yeonmi Park has released on Amazon Books her memoir “In Order To Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey To Freedom” in her bid to continue her fight to bring freedom to those she left behind in the Communist country. Park has spent the last few years since finding her way from North Korean across a freezing river into China to make her way to democratic South Korea.

The writing of her memoir has acted as the latest step in highlighting the issues of abuse seen in North Korea, which are detailed in Park’s book in all their reality. Yeonmi Park‘s book explains the fact that starvation and a loss of human rights can be seen in all areas of North Korean society and is not limited to those at lower levels of society within the country. The memoir brings to life the harrowing escape the Park family undertook to find freedom in South Korea and resulted in the death of her father when his cancer was left untreated as a refugee.

Yeonmi was born into a family with apparent privilege within North Korea as her father had risen to a government position; despite the powerful position her father occupied Yeonmi Park found herself facing starvation and mind control on a regular basis. Following her father’s decision to use the black market to provide food for his family he was sentenced to a period of hard labor that saw the rest of his family fall to homelessness. At this point, Park and her family decided the time had come to risk their lives in a bid for freedom in democratic South Korea.

After making her way to freedom Yeonmi Park has become one of the most impressive and well respected human rights activists of the YoungVoicesAdvocates and in the world. Although she is still a student Park has made her way around the world to appear in different countries to make sure the issues facing people in North Korea remain high on the list of media outlets and world leaders.