Being an international investment banking firm, Madison Street Capital is privately held and based in Chicago. It has been operational for 12 years having been established in 2005. The company offers business valuation services, corporate planning services, mergers and acquisitions services, venture capital services, investment banks, private equity and advisory with a commitment to excellence, integrity, service and leadership. The number of employees it has is about 50 to 99. Madison Street Capital reputation is notable, and its core component that drives the global growth of their clients is emerging markets. However, Madison Capital is not a commercial lender or a commercial bank and therefore does not act as the lender on any finance arrangement.
MSC advised WLR Automotive Group on $13.2 million sale/ leaseback transaction that was completed by a Texas-based SCF Realty Capital. WLR Automotive Group is a leading lube, car wash and detailing as well as automotive repair company based in Maryland and Tristate. It is a private corporation, and its management is under President and CEO Randall Simpson. The transaction was announced by the CEO of Madison Capital, Charles Botchway. Senior Managing Director Barry Peterson and Jonathan Wolfe, the managing partner of STREAM Capital Partners led in carrying out the transaction. The deal enabled WLR Automotive reinvest, raise capital and expand faster in their reach into the emerging express car wash market. This sale/leaseback transaction allowed WLR Automotive to continue with their steady path of revenue growth through continuous site expansion in the North-East with very innovative management systems and market leading design. WLR Automotive’s CFO, Jacquie Jenkins praised how Jonathan Wolfe and Barry Peterson were instrumental in their help in the exploration of options and finally found the best model to enable WLR Automotive position itself for rapid growth.
According to the fourth edition of Madison Capital’s hedge fund industry, 42 hedge fund deals were closed in 2015. These were 32 more transactions compared to the deals closed in 2014. Hedge fund industry assets are always high even if the performances were of mediocre across most hedge fund strategies in 2015. Institutional investors are continuously making allocations to the alternative asset management sector so as to achieve higher returns. Also, small hedge fund managers struggle to attract new capital, and this forces them to operate below optimal portfolio capacity levels. A lot of deal mechanisms are being used to accommodate buyers as well as sellers. Transactions are being structured as incubator deals or seed, PE bolt-ons, revenue share stakes and PE stakes.
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