Investment Banking with Madison Street Capital

Among the leading universal investment banks in the industry of financial services is Madison Street Capital, LLC. This financial services providing firm released its fourth edition of M&A overview in its hedge fund industry. Forty-two hedge fund deals were announced or closed globally in 2015. This report is according to Madison Street Capital, LLC, which shows an excess in the thirty-two closed in the year 2014.

Additionally, the transaction volume of 2015 was about 27% higher compared to that of 2014 as per the measurements of the AUM. The year 2016 is positioned as the year of making a record of M&A transactions of the hedge fund.

Despite the mediocre performance across the strategies of most hedge funds in 2015, the hedge fund industry assets are high at all times. Increasingly, institutional investors are making the necessary allocations to asset management sector, which is an alternative. They do this with the hopes and aims of achieving and making higher returns to match with the rising liabilities. All these endeavors are at the times when the hedge fund performance lagged.

Managers of smaller hedge funds are experiencing struggles in their quests of attracting new and more capital. Adversely, these struggles have led to the smaller hedge funds operating below the optimum levels of the portfolio capacity. Managers are facing downward pressure on fees.  These factors among others have led to all sizes of hedge fund managers to consider strategical alternatives.

The Senior-Managing Director at Madison Street Capital, LLC, Karl D’Cunha, made several statements all portraying 2016 as a stronger year for the hedge funds. According to Karl, in 2015, the deal environment for hedge funds was high. He optimistically stated that 2016 would be even stronger compared to 2015. He said that in an attempt to accommodate both sellers and buyers, various deal mechanisms are being incorporated.

Transactions are being structured as incubator deals or as seed, PE stakes, PE bolt-ons, and revenue-share stakes among others. Notably, this is aside from the traditional M&A. Karl also predicts consolidations in the highly fragmented hedge industry such as opportunistic partnerships which will bridge distribution to the product offering. The full review is available on

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Madison Street Capital, LLC is firm in the investment banking industry. As a financial service providing business, the company offers financial advisory to other companies and M&A advisory and consulting services to the hedge funds. The firm also has financial industry specialists that advise asset managers on capital introduction, portfolio valuation, financial sponsor coverage, and financial restructuring. For more insights on the firm, visit their website at

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Fascists Fail to Falter Soros

George Soros is the ultimate embodiment of a maverick. Hailing from humble origins in historic Budapest, Hungary; Soros survived the horrors of the holocaust and now thrives as one of the world’s elite financiers. Torn between the differing mantas of his church elders and his natural father, Soros was already held accountable at age 13 with critical messages to deliver. There is not a shadow of doubt that resilience through the bloodshed of the unpredictable Hungarian summer of 1944 molded the man, eventually blessing him with faith, determination, and utmost self-discipline.

Essentially, George Soros Ukraine followed the conditions of the American dream to the letter, rising against the worst of odds to seize his opportunities. Soros even made the majority of his wealth through savvy trading on the free market! He didn’t stop there, Soros subsequently used a percentage of this wealth to combat the oppressive veil of Communism in Eastern Europe.

However, vice always seems to find its way to oppose virtue.

George Soros was the recent subject of a 3 hour long program directed by Glenn Beck, a demagogue of Fox News. In his logically incoherent three hour rant, Beck vividly expresses the grandiose delusions of his imagination, making his best attempt to paint George Soros as an evil mastermind bent on world domination. Beck makes musings worthy of an amateur James Bond screenplay, he does so purposely, subtly sowing the seeds of hate in his misguided but well-meaning (and quite large) audience.

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It is incredibly strange to see a news station like Fox, which seemingly prides itself in its unfaltering patriotism when given any chance, sponsor public slander against a man whose life is perfectly in line with American ideals of success. Glenn Beck was certainly excited to refer to the money that Soros put into peaceful revolutions in Eastern Europe before the fall of the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics. However, he failed to mention the Soviet Union, USSR, Communism, or any tie to Russia in the nations that Soros helped reform.

When George Soros sponsored peaceful groups in countries that were heavily oppressed, he simply acted to facilitate democracy. Soros was not only noble in intent, his actions proved fruitful, and the Soviet Union, the world’s greatest threat to democracy and American values soon crumbled. Soros knows first-hand what it is like to lose freedom, having his taken by the hands Nazi Germany. Thus, he truly cares about the common citizen and the necessary protection and civil rights that the government owes them.

Against all plausible evidence, logic, and reality, Fox News would have you believe that George Soros is the single greatest threat to the American way of life. Fox will throw shade his way with accusations of a latent agenda to his manifested social activism knowing that their audience doesn’t realize what shade is. Ironically, Fox News carries a hidden agenda and is a far greater threat to the American way of life than George Soros will ever be.

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Squaw Valley CEO Interviewed By Madeleine Brand On KCRW Radio

Andy Wirth is the man to talk to when it comes to the business side to Ski Resorts and the issues they have had to face in the extreme drought that has hit California.

Hi involvement with Squaw Valley has been since 2010 when he took over the business led by the Cushing family. Over the last 4 years the area has suffered from drought as well as the threat of incorporation.

Andy Wirth shares some insight into the current issues as well as a run down of what him and his team are doing to allow them to still remain profitable.

The radio station is KCRW on the Press Play with Madelaine Brand show where Andy Wirth answers questions about the recent winter they have had in Squaw Valley. Read more: How Will the Drought Affect California Ski Resorts?

The winter has indeed bin very tough with the phenomenon known as the ridiculously resilient ridge.

This phenomenon has prevented low pressure systems from entering the mountains and providing the area with the snow they so desperately need. This resulted in the number of skier visits being down a total of 20 percent over recent years.

Even though the drop of visitors was noticeable, Andy Wirth ensures that his business could survive a number of these types of scenarios in the years to come as his business’s capital structure remained solid and profits were still made even though this was not even close to the profits turned in an average snow year.

Andy Wirth goes on to say that he knows that this is no where near the type of profitability they can achieve. The volatility of the weather just means that they have to take advantage of the opportunities presented in that case.

Squaw Valley presents its customers and visitors with 6000 acres of snow landscape and due to the drought only 4000 of those 6000 acres was covered in snow. This however still provides for more than adequate amount of skiing real estate.

Good times will still be had and this is the perspective not only of Andy Wirth but other skiing resorts throughout the country such as Mammoth in the south. Read more: Update on CEO Andy Wirth and his letter

Science has also dded to the ability of the resort to move snow to favorible locations and the process of making snow is also capitalized upon.

Andy Wirth has been apart of the community for several years and apart from his CEO job finds himself taking part in a lot of civic and business ventures in order to make the quality of lives in the Olympic Valley better.

Andy Wirth is also involved in philanthropic ventures to greatly improve both environmental and community services

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A Little Look Behind What Makes Skout Tick


Since 2007 Skout has been in the business of making human connections. This app is for people who want to branch out and meet new people, whether it’s for friendship, business, or romance, is up to them. It’s fast and easy to use. Skout is dedicated to its users having a fun experience. Skout is used internationally in over 100 countries, so all users can meet anyone from anywhere. Now that does sound fun.

Skout is free to join and has some interesting features for their user’s enjoyment. If you’re at least 13 years old, then you’re set to go. Want to meet people from a different country? Use the feature Skout Travel, which allows you to virtually visit and talk to people from other countries for 24 hours. Want to know who’s interested in you? Well then find out using the “Who Checked Me Out” feature. Oh and want to know who’s interesting? If you see a chili pepper on their picture,it’s a pretty good indicator right there.

Such a great app like this doesn’t just spring up out of nowhere. There is a lot of people behind the scenes making sure that everything is in working order. An article in the Huffington Post gave us a little look behind the curtain through Skout CFO, Portia Kersten. She has a bit of info as to her role in the company and what it takes to succeed.

Growing up reading constantly, Kersten had her choice of heroes who were able to defeat the odds and come out on top. She stated that her namesake, Portia, a Shakespeare character was another example of a good role model. Using this to bolster her will to succeed was easy and necessary since the sheer amount of work necessary can be daunting without efficiency and dedication. She had a hand in various start-up companies as CFO. From the beginning of her work career until now, each experience has just been another layer built up to contribute to each new company. Now that Kersten is with Skout, all of that experience will make keeping Skout successful a breeze.

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Kyle Bass’ Floundering Career

There have been two parts to the career of Kyle Bass. In the first part of his career, he was well respected as an investment expert. Investors around the world looked to him for advice on how to invest. He made appearances on television, and people tuned in closely to what he had to say. In the second part of his career, he has been consistently ruining his reputation in a variety of different ways. He has been saying things about the economy that don’t come true. He has spread word of these inaccurate forecasts on television stations all the time, but it’s not anywhere near as profitable for him as earlier in his career. Furthermore, he has been engaged in business practices that completely violate all ethical standards. In fact, his dubious practices have resulted in people dying, due to having no access to medical care.

Kyle Bass founded an organization, called Coalition For Affordable Drugs. However, this name that he chose couldn’t be any more deceptive. In effect, this organization ends up blocking access to drugs entirely for many people. This occurs, because the organization has a way of frequently refusing to patent manufacturers of medicines, for no good reason. When his organization does this, very large numbers of people can’t take their meds. Kyle Bass himself doesn’t deny that this organization is actually set up for his own personal profits, and he has directly admitted this. After the patents are denied, not only do people have no access to the treatments, but the drug companies find themselves struggling. Due to their financial struggles, their stocks are worth less money. Kyle Bass uses the low points in the stock prices to his advantage, and he buys large amounts of stock. Ultimately, the companies recover from the blow he has dealt them. When they do, he begins to profit.

Interestingly, there are a number of different connections Kyle Bass has that would surprise you. Kyle Bass resides in the United States, and he has resided in the United States his entire life. There are no documented reasons why he would have any interest whatsoever in Argentina’s politics. However, he has strong alignments with some of the country’s worst political leaders.

Laidlaw Principles, Mathew Eitner and James Ahern Sued by Relmada Therapeutics


A clinical company that develops novel therapies for treating chronic pain moved to court to file a case against Laidlaw & Company. According to Relmada representatives, the move was inspired by the need to amend the previous complaint already filed in the US district court of Nevada. Apparently, the two parties have been in disagreement since 2015 following accusations of incompetence directed to Laidlaw & Company.
According to the complaints that were filed with the Securities Exchange Commission, Relmada Therapeutics blamed Laidlaw leadership for failing to honor their agreement on a non-deal roadshow meant to expand the company’s business prospects. In that accusation, Relmada blames Laidlaw for poor performance and the potential leak of information through private investors.
Laidlaw & Company is a private limited company that offers investment services to various clients across the globe and has principal offices in the United Kingdom and the United States. The company serves millions of customers in both countries making it one of the largest investment companies in the region.
Apart from offering investment advice to its client, Laidlaw also operates mezzanine capital and provides wealth management services.
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Coriant Announces Shaygan Kheradpir as New CEO

According to an article posted on, Coriant has announced that they have named Shaygan Kheradpir as the new Chief Executive Officer for the giant telecommunications company. He is taking the reigns from Pat DiPietro, who is returning to Martin Equity Partners in his former position as an operating partner. It will now be Shaygan’s responsibility to increase the company’s equipment sales for international clients as well as help the company to grow in the global market.

Shaygan is joining Coriant with nearly 30 years of experience working as an executive in the telecommunications, financial services, and technological industries. Shaygan is a graduate of Cornell University where he earned his earned three degrees in electrical engineering- his bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD degrees. In addition to earning his degrees, he also served on the Cornell University Engineering Council.

While there, he helped to build core systems that were based on the most up-to-date computer science and improve costs for the company. From GTE, he moved on to serve as a member of the executive team for the cellular giant Verizon. At Verizon he helped create innovative developments such as the Verizon’s FiOS FTTH service. After leaving Verizon, Shaygan was appointed as the Chief Operations and Technology Officer at the multinational banking company Barclays. At Barclays he played a huge role in helping the company develop as a global financial service that operates in over 50 countries around the world.

Shaygan is now looking forward with his new opportunities to help Coriant grow and develop around the world. The company currently has over 500 customers around the world but Shaygan’s diverse and skilled professional background will help see that number grow while he is with the company.

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I Am Making An Income At Laidlaw And Company Through My Investments


I am making a steady income at Laidlaw and Company because they have provided me with something that other firms cannot give me. They are a great place for me to put my money, and I came in the first day asking my broker how I could get a dividend from my investments every month. Investing for an income is more difficult, but my broker has been great this whole time.

I found out from my broker at Laidlaw and Company that I could invest in a business, and I also had a chance to get wealth management services. I put a lot of money into an account at Laidlaw and Company, and made sure that I would have enough money in there to produce a decent monthly income. My broker at Laidlaw and Company was able to show me how to invest in capital markets, and all the rest of my money is on the stock market.

The wealth management services are helping me save even more money for the future, and it is like a special way to invest in retirement. I really am ready to retire soon, but I also have money coming in every month that helps me supplement my income. I might be able to retire early using this money, and then I can live on my investments while saving at the same time. I have always wanted to be an investment savvy person, and I am so glad that I have been able to come to Laidlaw and Company for help. I have gotten to know Matthew Eitner really well, and now he is like a part of the family. I can call him when I want, and he fills me in any time he thinks he has found something that will work for me.