Archive for October 2016

Madison Street Capital Gets Honored by The M&A Advisory

Madison Street Capital has been shortlisted for this year’s M&A Advisory Awards. The awards are in their 15th year. They are widely respected by players in the financial services industry as the pinnacle of achievement. They are used for recognizing excellence in restructuring and financing, and deal making. They similarly celebrate the contributions made by professionals and individual companies to the industry.

This year, Madison Street Capital has received two nominations. These are Internationals Deal of The Year (Under $100M), and Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year. Madison is being considered for the former because it helped facilitated Dowco’s takeover of Acuna and Asociados. This intricate transaction was led by its Senior Managing Director, Karl D’Cunha. It was a successful transaction, which attracted praise from different quarters.

Madison Street Capital’s CEO and founder, Charles Botchway points out that the firm was committed to ensuring that the transaction was smooth. This is because Dowco has been one of its longstanding clients. He equally expressed his delight with the firm’s nomination in the Boutique Investment Firm- International category. According to Mr. Botchway, Madison’s dealmakers work industriously across different time zones in a bid to connect clients with investment opportunities that meet their needs. Read more:

The M&A Awards

The awards were started with the aim of providing insights on M&A activities every year. Since being started, M&A has managed to build a global network of turnaround, finance, and M&A professionals. The awards recognize efforts made by leading firms and individuals throughout the world. Winners of the 15th edition of the awards will be announced during an exclusive gala, which will be held on 9th November at the New York Athletic Club.

An Overview of Madison Street Capital

This is a global investment banking firm, which has established a tradition of excellence and integrity in service delivery. Madison Street Capital provides financial advisory, M&A expertise, valuation, and financial options services to individuals and corporate entities. Diversity has been the driving force behind the insurmountable success that the company has had. It has heavily invested in different sectors including real estate, healthcare, and finance.

Madison Street Capital identifies lucrative markets before making investments on behalf of its clients. The company has particularly been focusing on emerging markets, and has continued increasing its asset portfolio in these markets. The Chicago-based firm has in recent times been making substantial investments in Africa, Asia, and Europe. Its resolute commitment to high professional standards has made it a major player in the money markets.

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Dr. Walden Brings Her Success To Austin

Named one of the 24 best beauty surgeons in the U.S., Dr. Jennifer Walden is an acknowledged trailblazer in her field. She has trained with the very best cosmetic surgeons in New York City and established an extremely successful practice before she returned to Austin, her hometown, to do the same.



  1. Walden is one of the only females to ever be on the board of directors of the ASAPS (American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery). She’s won many awards as a surgeon and is even a published author. She’s been featured on television shows and in magazines.


Jennifer Walden credits her success to simply working hard. The fact that she has natural intelligence, talent and ambition doesn’t hurt either. She prides herself on controlling every aspect of the environment around her and being a much grounded person. She works hard to empathize with patients and their needs.



Much of her personality and drive come from her childhood, she’ll admit. She was born and raised in Austin, Texas. Her father was dentist and her mother was a surgical nurse. Being one of five children, she was raised in an environment in which education and hard work held much value.



After high school, she attended the University of Texas at Austin for a bachelor’s degree and then was put on a waiting list to get into medical school. Eventually, she made it into the program and ended medical school as Salutatorian of her class. She opted for plastic surgery because she fell in love with the artistry and creativity involved. Jennifer Walden also enjoyed the immediate results that come from cosmetic surgeries.



  1. Walden was put into the plastic surgery program at UT Galveston and accepted a post-residency aesthetic surgery fellowship program at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. One of only two that were accepted for the program, she thrived. She started her own practice shortly after and ultimately had unrivaled success.


After having her two boys, she decided she wanted to raise a family around her Austin family, just like she had been raised. She started all over again in her hometown. Within three years of reestablishing a business in her hometown, the practice has grown astronomically. Dr. Jennifer Walden “has it all”, worked hard to get it and is rightfully proud of the success she can now share with her family.


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Being Paid For Art

There are many forms of art. Among the forms of art is event planning. Event planning is art in the fact that people are allowed to create certain environments. There are a lot of things that people can do in order to bring about the right environment for the event that he wants. For one thing, people are able to influence the mood that others are going to have when they visit the place for the special occasion. However, this is a tough task to take on without help. Fortunately for the host, there are event planners in NYC that he can call in order to help with the event.

Twenty Three Layers is an event planning company in NYC that one could use help from. This will make it easier for him to set up the event. 23 Layers are some of the best artists to come across when it comes to planning events. This is one of the ways that people can get paid for art. The most important aspect of event planning is to get people engaged in the overall event. One thing that the host of the event wants to do is bring out a lot of participation from the audience.

Whatever the theme is, it is important that the event planners effectively set the move for the audience. This includes making sure that all of the necessary equipment is working. It is also important to make sure that the lighting is just right for the event. Afterwards, it is important to get a hold of catering and other types of services for the audience. One thing that could ruin the party is a lack of refreshments. Therefore, it is important that not only is there something to eat for the audience, but a wide variety of refreshments and treats.


Josh Verne’s Keys to Success

In Josh Verne’s mind, there are five key points to be successful. These points, he believes can lead anyone to prosperous life and business.

Don’t be a boss, be a leader

A boss uses his title to demand respect and does what is in his own best interest. Bosses force their will onto their employees. Leaders on the other hand, earn the respect of their coworkers by putting them first and use it to accomplish goals as a team. Leaders put others first and serve the people following them.

Make every situation a win-win

As a leader, you should never agree to a situation that you or your team will lose something in. Always try to make every situation a win. No matter how bad a situation may seem, there are always ways to create a win. If you refuse to allow any loss, you are then forced to find the best solution every time you are faced with a problem.

Do more listening, less speaking

The fact that a person has two ears and one mouth is enough of a reason to use your ears more than your mouth. When you speak less, your words will have more power. When your words have more power, they will demand more respect and more people will listen to them.

Create balance in your life

Happiness can only be created when it is felt in all aspects of your life. You should continually strive to make progress in all aspects of your life. Even if you improve just a little bit everyday on your health, wealth, relationships and personal growth, you’ll set yourself up for success.

Understand your passion

In order to have any success, you must be passionate about whatever you’re trying to be successful in. There are very few successful people in the world who aren’t passionate. Your passion should make you want to wake up in the morning with excitement. If it isn’t a passion you’ll have the same boring day over and over again.
Josh Verne founded Workpays LLC in 2011. It’s a company that offers financing to several million customers throughout the country. They offer zero-perfect financing through payments that are arranged as installments over 2, 4, 8 or 12 months. The payments are taken directly from the customer’s bank or through payroll deductions.

  1. Verne also founded FlockU, LLC. FlockU is a peer to peer exchange for college students. This exchange features news and opinions on everything. It is a platform created by students.

Visit Josh Verne’s Angel List page to learn more about how to succeed in business.

A Portrait of a Newark Financial Expert

It is important to fully understand how Mayor Ras Baraka is controlling business in Newark. Chief Financial Officer Kevin Seawright has been working on a plan that will help develop the cities near Newark develop faster.

The main goal of his new business to help small businesses obtain the resources to grow and prosper. His plans will not only impact the downtown area, but the areas of interest uptown as well.

Kevin Seawright and his business have also gotten into the jewelry industry. Seawright is currently loaning out money to qualified small businesses. They have not gotten into grant funding yet. The company has rebranded itself as Newark CEDC. There are going to be a lot more changes coming to the company to shift the focus on helping the community. Seawright has managed the company since 2014. He admits it has been a fun journey thus far, but starting and growing a business is hard work. It takes a lot of dedication, capital, and human labor.

Newark CEDC continues to grow and open new doors. They now have their own loan specialist. She helps with pretty much everything related to finances such as reading over financials, calculating taxes and reporting credit.

If clients are on a good financial path and look like they can be trusted, then loans are given out. All small businesses that have a good plan and dedicated employees should have the chance to grow. Not all businesses are born with the capital. The goal is to keep doors open.

Where do they get the funding? Newark CEDC managed by Kevin Seawright has a lot of partnerships with companies that have spending power. The company has agreed that all businesses are important and play an important role in the economy. Anybody that comes with a valid plan whether they are a minority or female.

 Any business that wants support must be in Newark.

According to Crunchbase, Kevin Seawright is a well known financial operations leader. He is an expert in everything finances and is trusted by many living on the east coast. Seawright provides a lot of resources beyond capital.

He also offers governmental operations and outcome efficiency. Seawright continues to build upon business strategies and build accounting/finance divisions.