In a recent announcement, the investment banking firm Madison Street Capital will be nominated as a finalist in the 17th annual M&A Advisor Awards. The firm will be nominated in five distinct categories. These will include Professional Services Deal of the Year, Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year and Equity Financing of the Year. Madison Street Capital will also be nominated for other categories such as Private Equity Deal of the Year and M&A Deal of the Year as well. After the first stage of evaluation and from an assessment made by the independent panel of judges, Madison Street Capital was able to get the nomination.
The chief executive officer of Madison Street Capital Charles Botchway said that it is very gratifying to receive such positive recognition. Botchway also said that the nomination is attributed to the talented team of professionals that the firm has. He stated that the team at the firm offers and provides the best in class services to all of its clients on a regular basis. With the nomination for the M&A Advisor Awards, Madison Street Capital has been able to prove itself as a very capable investment banking firm.
Winning awards and receiving positive recognition is nothing new to Madison Street Capital. The firm has won a number of highly prestigious awards in the financial services industry. The firm has won the M&A Deal of the Year, Restructuring Deal of the Year, the Cross Border Deal of the Year and also the Debt Financing of the Year. All of these awards have proven that Madison Street Capital is among the most reputable and successful investment banking firms in the industry.
Madison Street Capital is a leading boutique investment banking firm located in Chicago, Illinois of the United States. The firm specializes in serving medium sized businesses all over the world. Its client base is quite vast as it works with businesses throughout the United States as well as in other nations. What has helped the firm establish itself as a leading investment banking firm is its devotion to providing the best service to clients. The firm regularly looks to focus on the client’s best interests. As a result, it ahs been able to help numerous businesses reach their financial goals. There are a number of services offered by Madison Street Capital. These include debt financing, financial evaluations, business valuation, financial advisory services and also mergers and acquisitions. All of these services have helped establish the Madison Street Capital reputation as being one of the best in the financial sector.
With the help of a Brazilian political figure, Guilherme Paulus co-founded CVC. It was in 1972 at the early stages of his youth. Guilherme was an ambitious 24-years-old young man. Four down the line, Paulus was left to continue operations of the venture on his own.
Under his leadership, the South African based Brasil Operadora e-Agencia de Viagens agency has emerged to be the largest tour operator in Latin America. Additionally, Paulus serves as the President at GJP Hotels Network. It is the largest group of hotels operating in Brazil. Following the recent boom of the tourism industry in Brazil, Guilherme is among the billionaires as listed by Forbes.
Guilherme Paulus graced the 2017 Top Seller Entrepreneurship Event as the guest speaker of the day. During the event, he shared his career achievements and his journey towards the ownership of CVC and GJP brands in Brazil. He also cites how his internship at IBM served as a significant base in his career. The opportunity enabled him to explore computing which he heavily relies on while carrying out his daily operations.
Moreover, getting the position of tourism salesperson was one of the greatest milestones in the tourism industry. While at it, the idea of designing engaging and fun activities for customers came up during a trip to Buenos Aires. That particular trip comprising a group of French individuals turned out boring; giving way for a great business idea for Guilherme Paulus.
During his tenure at Casa Faro travel agency, Guilherme Paulus desired to establish his own tour firm. Nevertheless, he was close to achieving his dreams after getting a proposal from a politician to start a travel agency during one of the trips. Guilherme shared the news with his boss and since then CVC hit the market. Paulus continues to generate new and thrilling ideas for his clients with an aim of maintaining relevance in the highly competitive industry. His customers are always expectant of new experiences on their trips.
One of the major breakthroughs at CVC was the introduction of the first ship to Brazil in 2001. Today, CVC is a global leader in ship ownership. The value CVC and GJP Hotel Network brands attach to their customers gives them a competitive advantage over other competitors in the market.
Tempus, the cancer technology company co-founded by Eric Lefkofsky, received a large infusion of funds to aid people undergoing treatment for the disease. In the company’s latest round of fundraising, new and existing investors contributed $80 million to the company. This now puts Tempus’s assets at more than $1 billion. Some of the firms that have invested in Tempus include T. Rowe Price and New Enterprise Associates. Since Lefkofsky co-founded Tempus in 2015, the company has built a database of clinical and molecular data on nearly 20,000 cancer patients. This provides streamlined information for physicians to help them develop more personalized care for their patients.
This allows Tempus to provide genomic sequencing services and therapeutic data so physicians can make data driven decisions on how best to treat their patients. While Tempus specializes in medical data, Eric Lefkofsky himself did not have a medical background prior to forming the company. Some of his previous endeavors include founding the Lightbank, which invests in disruptive technologies, Echo Global Logistics, a technology-enabled transportation and logistics outsourcing firm, and he invested in Uptake Technologies, a predictive analytics platform for the world’s largest industries.
A graduate of the University of Michigan, Lefkofsky has also established the Lefkofsky Foundation to support scientific and educational organizations around the world. Lefkofsky said the $80 million in new funding will help Tempus’s efforts as it continues to grow. He explained the company is adding on average 30 new employees a month as it seeks to expand its data base of patients to aid physicians in their treatment. Lefkofsky added that to help unlock the mysteries of cancer, a lot of data is needed, and Tempus will help compile that information.