Madison Street Capital Nominated in 5 Categories for M&A Advisor Awards

PR Newswire recently published an article titled “Madison Street Capital Announced as Finalist for the 17th Annual M&A Advisor Awards”.

The article reveals how the global investment company was recently revealed as a finalist for the M&A Advisor Awards in the categories of Professional Services, M&A Deal of the Year, Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year, and Equity Financing of the Year. The Madison Street Capital reputation continues to grow as they gain recognition for their hard work and dedication.

The company has been chosen as one of the nominees to be evaluated by a panel of judges. CEO of Madison Street Capital, Charles Botchway reveals that it is incredible to be recognized by the M&A Advisor. Not only is it a revelation of their capabilities, but it also reveals the dedication of their team to serving their clients. The winners will be announced on November 6th in New York.

The awards were created in 2002 to help recognize the leading transactions, firms, and dealmakers. The awards are focused on rewarding creativity and ingenuity in the field.

Though the industry has transformed in the past 16 years, the firm helps recognize the contributions of the finalists to the industry. Read more: Madison Street Capital Names New Managing Director to Oversee Origination Team | Business Insider and Madison Street Capital | Crunchbase

M&A Advisor was created in 1998 to provide intelligence and insights on the M&A industry. For more than two decades they have created one of the leading networks of M&A professionals.

They created the M&A Advisor Awards to recognize the achievements of the top performers in the industry while also creating connections around the world. They are focused on bringing together leaders in accounting, investment banking, law, private equity, and finance to help them meet the challenges and opportunities occurring within the marketplace.

Madison Capital has helped hundreds of clients in different industries to reach their goals with excellence, leadership, and integrity. They provide international investment banking to both private and public businesses. Madison Street Capital is focused on responding to queries quickly because they understand that the business world moves quickly. To help their clients meet opportunities where the investors and the business owners benefit, they provide a detailed capitalization structure tailored to the client.

The Madison Capital methodology is steeped in expertise and experience in corporate financing. They focus on specialized financings, mergers and acquisitions, valuations, deal structuring and designing exit strategies.

They have offices located in North America, Africa, and Asia. The company has been recognized as one of the fastest growing investment banks for lower to middle market businesses.

They have won a variety of awards such as the 2015 Honoree for the NACVA’s 40 Under Forty Industry Mavericks Award, the 2017 M&A Advisor Awards Debt Financing Deal of the Year, the International Deal of the Year, the Annual Turn Around Award for Restructuring Deal of the Year, and the Industrials Deal of the Year.

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Sahm Adrangi on the Absurdity of KodakOne

Sahm Adrangi, head of Kerrisdale Capital, had quite a bit to say about Eastman Kodak Company’s (NYSE:KODK) image rights management platform called KodakOne. His thoughts about this 138-year old company were not at all favorable.

While Kodak’s stock doubled after they announced a blockchain and cryptocurrency licensing partnership, Sahm Adrangi asserts that nothing will be achieved by the use of blockchain as an image copyright platform.

Kerrisdale believes blockchain does not minimize the amount of resources necessary to prevent copyright infringement, nor does it lower the risk. Kodak has discussed paying photographers with KodakCoins, a cryptocurrency that would be used with KodakOne.

Sahm Adrangi argues that Kodak’s actions are a stock promotion and an attempt to take the focus off of their troubled financial position. Though blockchain is in fact a legitimate technology for some industries, Sahm Adrangi does not believe photo licensing and management is one of them.

Kerrisdale Capital called KodakCoin nonsensical as a way to pay photographers because it’s only marketed to accredited investors, which means only photographers with a net worth of $1 million or an annual income of $200k can participate in the ICO. While cryptocurrency will be used by speculators, it will not be used by many image buyers or photographers.

Kodak did not develop, nor do they own, any blockchain technology. KodakOne was developed by WENN Digital. Kodak is simply a licensor that will collect royalty payments when transactions are processed. This means that the success of KodakOne is tied to WENN Digital.

With rising debt and a negative cash flow, Adrangi believes Kodak’s management has failed its investors. After Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2011, Kodak failed to resolve the issues that led to the Chapter 11 filing. Sahm Adrangi believes Kodak’s recent actions are an attempt to prevent a fall back into bankruptcy.

The above referenced issues, along with suspicious trading activities by Kodak shareholders, are just some of the reasons why Kerrisdale Capital has called the equity worthless.

Gareth Henry Speaks Out Against Hate Crimes

If there’s one thing that Gareth Henry is passionate about, it’s gay rights and for a good reason. He knows firsthand what it is like to have to endure persecution because of Gareth Henry ‘s sexual preference and he is doing all that he can to help those going through trials because they are gay and being persecuted.

Gareth Henry was forced to leave homeland of Jamaica because he was being persecuted and his life was even threatened simply because of his sexual preference. He fled to Canada where he is now the interim director of the Toronto People With AIDS Foundation. He also volunteers with the Rainbow Railroad which helps relocate people all over the world who are LGBTQ and desperately need to get out of their situations.

He can tell many terrifying stories of people who have been tortured and even killed simply because they were “different” or gay. Many have committed suicide, and he has lost 13 of his friends because of this epidemic mindset.

He has helped countless refugees to escape their horrible lives and to get a second chance at living a normal life despite what their sexual preferences may be. Gareth Henry knows that simply relocating people will not solve the problem but it is a start and will at least keep them safe in the meantime.

Many parts of the Caribbean including Jamaica have criminalized same-sex relationships since colonial rule, and advocacy groups are pushing for this to change. Jamaica has held its second LGBTQ Pride parade this year and the mayor of Kingston, the capital of Jamaica, even spoke out to offer support for the community. It’s a start, but there is much more that needs to be done and especially by the politicians.

Rainbow Railroad is a big part of the life of Gareth Henry, and he continues to not only help refugees but to also speak out against the persecution against same-sex relationships all over the world. Change needs to happen, and knowledge is a step in the right direction. Nothing will change if no one knows about what is happening.