When we talk about investment banking, investment aspect of business comes to mind. Particularly, we are concerned with the capital raising activities that allow us to make that crucial investment. Think for a moment: Suppose you are a business owner and for better operational efficiency you wanted to purchase a piece of equipment that would not only cut your costs due to improved economies of scale but would also improve the quality of your products thereby earning you a healthy profit. Where would you get capital for such investment? That’s where Investment Banking steps in. Investment banking plays a very crucial role in the business environment in that it provides a helping hand to businesses that are in dire need of capital with little or no idea of where to source it from. Various reputable investment banking institutions offer sound financial advice and one of these is Madison Street Capital (MSC).
With headquarters in Chicago Illinois, Madison Street Capital is a middle market investment banking firm with offices in three continents: North America, Africa and Asia. The MSC offers its clients financial advice on matters such as Valuation Services for both private and public businesses, Mergers and Acquisitions, restructuring services and financial opinions. MSC consists of a team of highly experienced professionals with unique knowledge and extensive relationships thereby making it one of the best investment banking firms of its caliber.
MSC also adheres to certain principles that contribute to their success. The first is confidentiality. Respecting clients’ privacy goes a long way in earning their trust. Secondly, learning a client’s business model helps in determining the client’s particular financial needs and offering the relevant advice. Honesty is something that is strictly observed, even at the expense of losing the client. MSC believes in offering honest advice to its clients which might be useful to them even if it does not manage to acquire the business in the long run. This might involve giving the clients advice that they might not want to hear. In a spirit of philanthropy, the MSC also supports organizations such as United Way which identifies and resolves community issues.
The future of investment banking, specifically hedge funds M & A transactions, looks promising as per a report done by the MSC which shows that performance in the sector has improved significantly since 2014. As a matter of fact, AUM’s measurement of 2015’s transaction volume reveals that it is roughly 27% higher than 2014. However, higher liabilities and downward pressure on fees are forcing smaller hedge fund managers to consider strategic alternatives as they struggle in attracting new capital. Still, the deal environment is anticipated to be stronger in 2016.
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