Madison Street Capital Advises Company on Millions

Madison Street Capital is a household name in Chicago, but what you may not know is that they are serving businesses all around the country. One major transaction, for WLR Automotive, is now on the radar at $13.2 million dollars for a sale/leaseback transaction. WLR Automotive, an auto detailer based in Maryland has been able to secure funds for their future growth with the help of Madison Street Capital. While MSC was instrumental in the attempt to find and raise the capital for this transaction, it was SFC Realty out of Texas that was the company to secure the deal. With a purchase of 5 new locations, the company is able to expand into new markets.

 

Charles Botchway, the CEO of Madison Street Capital was proud to announce the transaction on the behalf of his company. Having two managing partners involved, including the Senior Managing Director Barry Peterson, and a managing partner from STREAM Capital Partners, another firm to call Chicago home is instrumental in helping buyers find the right deal on a global level. Net lease partnerships are their area of expertise in corporate real estate only.

 

WLR Automotive wanted a sale/leaseback for 5 locations, but the needs for 5 locations seemed daunting in the initial phase. The goal of WLR was to grow quickly into the marketshare for express car washes, as the trend continued to sweep the United States out of convenience. The CFO for the company, Jacquie Jenkins credited MSC in assisting in finding viable options for their financing and raising the appropriate amount of capital.

 

Barry Peterson of MSC also gave credit to Randall Simpson, the CEO of WLR for his continued growth since the company’s inception in 1987. The express car wash industry appeared to be capital-intensive, and to this day that is still the case for the marketplace for express car washes. Stream Capital was instrumental in aiding MSC in the completion of the transaction, and it is the Madison Street Capital reputation with emerging markets that has raised the bar for international investment bankers around the world, as they work on a global level.

 

MSC is deeply committed to integrity when dealing with all transactions whether large or small. The focus on putting the client’s needs first has brought them tremendous success in the marketplace.

 

To learn more, visit http://madisonstreetcapital.org/.

 

End Citizens United Starts 2017 on a High

End Citizens United is a political action group that is devoted to ensuring that big money does not influence politics. End Citizens United raised $4 million during the first three months of this year. The group aims to raise more than $30 million before the midterm elections in 2018. The group knows that it needs to raise a lot of money for it to compete against rich donors. They will have surpassed the money that they raised during the last election cycle by $10 million if they manage to reach their target of thirty-five million dollars. The 2016 election was the first election cycle that the group had taken part.

 

Tiffany Muller is the president and the executive director of the PAC. He said that a hundred thousand people contributed to the PAC in the first quarter of the year. Close to a half gave to the group for the very first time. The leaders of End Citizens United have said that its goal is to elect leaders who are focused on reforms to the Congress. The average contribution that the group has received in 2017 is $12. Muller said that many of the donors were people who felt that the system was rigged since those who gave the most had the biggest say.

 

Tiffany said the donors felt that the PAC offered a way for them to fight back collectively against the mega-donors. They recently urged its donors to support Democrat Jon Ossof. Ossof is a first-time political candidate. He is vying to fill the Republican House seat left vacant by Tom Price. The political committee has asked its contributors to give half a million dollars to the young candidate who is only thirty years old. Muller said that the PAC is still considering the races that it will participate in next year. They have shown a keen interest in Jon Tester of Montana and Sherrod Brown of Ohio.

 

End Citizens United got its name from a Supreme Court decision in 2010. It allows corporate donations to be made to political campaigns. It does not accept donations that exceed five thousand dollars from any individual. It operates as a traditional PAC. It is one of the top groups that is aligned with the Democratic Party. The PAC has also worked together with other groups to achieve its goals and to promote the party. They recently partnered with several groups to convince Republican senators who had received donations from Betsy DeVos to excuse themselves from voting for her to become the Education Secretary. End Citizens United is supported by people who were not pleased with President Trump’s victory and the people that he had chosen for office.

George Soros is Combating Hate Crime in America

George Soros knows what real hatred is and how far it can go to destroy a person’s life. He grew up in Hungary during the reign of Adolf Hitler. Many of us already know that Hitler was one of the most ruthless dictators and hateful leaders that have ever lived. Soros was a young lad living in Hungary when Hitler and his Nazis forces came to dominate his homeland. If it were not for the shrewd skills of his father; he and his family might not have made it out alive.

This background is what has impacted Soros’s life. He has lived for well over 80 years and he knows when a government or its ruler is not doing what they should. This is one reason why he is so against President Trump. Soros realizes that President Donald Trump has the potential to be a great dictator if the conditions were right for him to rule in this manner. Thankfully, the U.S. government does not make things easy for dictators to rule this nation. Learn more about his profile at Forbes.com.

Even though this is the case, bad governing officials can still inspire and promote people to engage in hate crimes that will help to further divide the nation. This is a trend that Soros has been seeing since Donald Trump was on the campaign trail back in 2015.

Since 2015, many hate crimes started to come to the surface and garner public attention. There has been a mass shooting in a gay club, plenty of African American shootings by police officers and plenty of racial hatred being vented toward the immigrant community.

Soros provided a $10 million-dollar donation to combat these hate crimes. This was a huge sum of money and it is considered one of the biggest donations of its kind for this type of cause. While President Trump was not directly responsible for the hate crimes that have been happening since 2015, he certainly has been indirectly inspiring people to take this type of action.

Read more: https://www.project-syndicate.org/columnist/george-soros

Much of Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric was very dangerous. He inspired a lot of bigotry and prejudice within the United States. A few people who believe that minority groups, women and bigots are a problem to this nation; have gone out of their way to target people whom they think is causing the problems in this country.

Many of these people liked Trump’s rhetoric and voted for him back in 2016. He ended up becoming the 45th president because a lot more people believed in and agreed with in what he had to say. George Soros realizes that hate is not going away. However, there are things that people can do to keep hate crimes from becoming the norm within the U.S.

Read this story at Politico about George Soros.

Mikhail Blogoknlonny, MD, Fights Aging with New Resarch and Peer-Reviewed Publication

Mikhail Blagosklonny is on the forefront of aging research and is one of the few MD’s out there that can boast a peer-reviewed journal that he created. Oncotarget is its name, with articles from all over the world and free access through the internet. The journal studies all aspects of oncology and has put Blagosklonny on the map for its unique perspectives and influential articles.

Mikhail Blagosklonny started out humbly in Soviet Russia, where he was raised, and quickly became a name to know in the United States when he eventually moved. He received his MD in internal medicine and phD in experimental medicine from First Pavlov State Medical University of St. Petersburg. He is now a professor of oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in 2009; before then, he was a senior scientist at Ordway Research Institute in Albany, NY, until 2009.

Visit classroomvoices.org to read more about Mikhail.

He is editor-in-chief of several publications, including Aging and Cell Cycle, as well as his journal Octotarget. His studies on the role of TOR, signaling in aging and cancer is well known in the medical community, receiving many accolades as a potential key to unlocking the anti-aging process. Blagosklonny is a big proponent of rapamycin, a popular cancer drug that he sees as a vital medicine that could be used to arrest the aging process.

He currently lives in New York, New York and focuses his time on his journal and work in oncology. He has published over 270 papers in peer reviewed journals and has been cited over 25,000 times, making him quite a name in the medical science community. His further work in the anti-aging properties and rapamycin puts him on the forefront of anti-aging research: an area that is quite popular and trending in modern times. Not only is he interested in reversing the aging of cells, he is interested in the underlying mechanisms of aging and the mechanics of how the process is received by cells and spreads throughout the body. Visit ResearchGate.Net to learn more about Mikhail’s latest work.

Omar Boraie the New Brunswick real Estate Developer who has developed the Area to an Economic Hub

Omar Boraie is a successful entrepreneur in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He was born in Egypt but later moved to New Jersey where has resided for a long time. His business focus is in the real estate sector, he owns the Boraie Development LLC a company based in New Brunswick. The company is extensively involved in developing modern structures and managing properties for other investors in the industry. Omar Boraie is the company president and his kids assist him in running the vast enterprise. He studied chemistry at the University but his interest shifted to real estate business, more info can be found on patch.

The New Brunswick area was once dilapidated and people were vacating, Omar Boraie saw an opportunity, and he began buying properties. Most people criticized his decision, but he is today reaping big from this business. Omar has changed the outlook of New Brunswick and the area today is full of life and modern companies are popping up every day. His clients mainly are people who want high-end housing, and this has been his cutting edge. The customers are ready to pay big amounts of money for quality housing. Omar is very visionary, and he has remained committed to developing the most luxurious houses to change the perception that people had about New Brunswick. To develop new properties, Omar only works with experts and this is how he has achieved his dreams.

His company Boraie development has developed most of the high-rise commercial buildings in New Brunswick and the most prestigious residential units. Since 1986 the firm has built its reputation by delivering different housing to clients. After a property is developed, it cannot be sold before inspection by the construction authorities to ascertain that it is safe. To ensure that the legacy of the firm out lives him Omar Boraie has brought his children to the company leadership board two of them are the company’s vice presidents. Omar Boraie’s company has developed one of the unique buildings in New Brunswick a 17 story residential apartment that has been christened “The Aspire.” The structure design has never been witnessed in New Brunswick, and for individuals who want luxury in every aspect, the building offers that exceedingly.

Omar Boraie is very generous, and he has supported various charitable initiatives among them the State Theatre that helps in growing film talents. Omar Boraie has also contributed a significant amount of money to Rutgers University which is the best medical school in New Jersey, the money will help in extensive medical researchers.

Check out his Crunchbase profile for more details.

Reference: http://magazine.rutgers.edu/insights/seeing-the-future

Why EOS Lip Balms Are So Popular

The New York based company, Evolution of Smooth, known as EOS, was established in 2009. The company decided it was time for a different, and more fun, generation of lip balms. Tired of the tubes of lip balm, EOS designed a ball of lip balm that can sit flat on a table. After other women complained that the stick types would often roll off dressers and were difficult to find in handbags, EOS came up with their genius, and very successful, idea of the round lip balm.

Made with shea butter, jojoba oil,vitamins E and A, EOS lip balms are organic, nourishing, moisturizing and available on eBay and Amazon in several flavors. There is honeydew, grapefruit, vanilla mint, summer fruit among others and each has its own color coded pod. The pastel colored orbs have been spotted in the hands of celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez and Lupita Nyong’o.

When seen in the hands of celebs, products will sell out quickly. However, the adorable and practical little orbs of moisturizing lip balm are easy to apply. It can be applied right from the ball and no fingers need to get smudged in the process. EOS (https://skincare-au.com/collections/eos) has also introduced a shimmer line, which are moisturizing lip balms in a black cutout ball with colorful inserts. These add a shimmer of color to those wanting just a hint of natural color to their lips.

Omar Boraie Achievements

Omar Boraie is a warm-hearted 75-year-old president of Boraie Development LLC. When he started the company in 1972, News Brunswick totally looked different from the way it looks currently. Boraie Development has helped with much of the urban development that has breathed new life into the community by building the eight-floor office on Albany Street, to top residential units and much more. That building was his first significant project in New Brunswick. According to NJBiz, there were over 21 dilapidated and vacant buildings on that block. Hence, he started buying one after the other, and once he was through, he went to the city and laid down his plan.

At first, people thought that Boraie was crazy, but in reality, he was ahead of his time. Albany Street Plaza Tower One immediately provided the city with the much-needed class, since it had an office space of 250000 square feet in the 1980s and 1990s. The second tower named Tower Two, and located next to Tower one, was completed in 2003 adding perfect office space to the city.

To continue the growth of the city, he realized the need to build top-flight residential units; hence he envisioned the New York City style of One Spring Street Condominium buildings. He built a twenty-five story building, the tallest building in New Brunswick, containing 121 residential units, a 400 space parking garage, 40000 square feet of office space, 10000 square feet of retail along with outdoor space to walk your dog and to barbecue. Completed in 2007, it sold out in two months, says an article on Bloomberg.

As a real estate development firm, Boraie Development LLC as worked with many different areas of New Jersey, including the various small towns around the state and even in the Atlantic City. They first branched out here since there was a huge amount of land to develop and a huge demand for different developments. They enhanced the establishment of restaurants and retail places in the area, while also providing enough room for casinos in case the casinos decided to branch out in future. See more: http://patch.com/new-jersey/newbrunswick/omar-boraie-chair-genomic-science-established-rutgers-cancer-institute

In Atlanta, they have a building named The Beach at South Inlet with 250 residential units near the Atlantic Ocean and the Broadwalk. In Newark, they have a pending building, The Rector, which is 26 story building with residential units. The estates at Waverly Place are a project in progress in Montgomery, New Jersey which is about half an hour drive from New Brunswick. That project will result in seven custom homes.

Omar Boraie is also on the Board of Trustee of State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick. Opened on December 26, 1921, it is the second states biggest non-profit organization. The theater hosted film screenings and vaudeville performances in the early years but underwent a one-year renovation in 2003, to give it to its original state. Currently, it is the scene for Broadway shows, dance and music performances, and family events, which are attended by students and teachers.

Boraie is also on the Advisory Board of Elijah’s Promise a new Brunswick Organization that feeds the hungry. Apart from serving meals, they also aim to eradicate hunger by providing fresh food. They also provide training in the baking and culinary arts, to enable people to find jobs in restaurants and bakeries.

See more: https://local.yahoo.com/info-11014537-boraie-realty-new-brunswick

CTRMA Director Mike Heiligenstein Proposes Ways To Solve Traffic Challenges For Williamson County

A panel including the Executive Director of Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA), Mike Heiligenstein suggested options address the growing challenges of Williamson County.

Mike pointed out that the County has to invest further to address the growing demand and should especially focus on building smarter roads. He further said that considering rapid growth of Williamson County and its suburbs, there couldn’t have any other solution.

“The county has done an amazing job in developing the infrastructure for the past 15 years, but, still more people are coming here,” Mike said. “Try to build the roads, try building capacities and take to the point of corridors remaining. We need to make this smarter, efficient, and technologically advanced.” The panel comprised Joseph Kopser from RideScout LLC, Leandre Johns, the Texas External Affairs Director, and Jared Ficklin from ArgoDesign.

The panel discussed various challenges that displayed in managing the transit not only just in Williamson County or Austin but across the world. They focused on the fact that technological advancements can bring down the complexities of managing the traffic and presented various solutions.

During the discussion, Ficklin pointed out the need of flexible building and land-use codes from the policymakers to ensure technological solutions. “Even when there are autonomous vehicles, you need to have roads and parking garages,” Ficklin said. He said the future garages would be of five feet tall with multiple levels where charging stations at one level and servicing at another level. This doesn’t fit into any of the current building codes.

Mike is leading CTRMA from its inception in 2002. The agency created to design and execute a modern and technologically advanced regional transportation network in and around Central Texas.

Mike Heiligenstein supervised the first project of the agency called 183A for Williamson County. Interestingly, the project was one of the first in facilitating cashless toll collection with an all-electronic option. Under Mike, the agency is currently working on six planned expressways through Central Texas by collaborating with regional transit agencies.

Mike is also present in various transporting advisory boards by giving valuable inputs for developing strategies and providing expert advice. He leads International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association as its President.

According to BizJournals, Mike Heiligenstein also serves on the advisory board of a number of committees and Texas A&M Transportation Institute. He is also collaborating with various groups that are working on transportation issues and solutions. Mike is regularly invited to many panels of discussion related to transportation challenges across Texas to give valuable solutions.

The entrepreneurial success that Roberto Santiago has had

Most people have grand ideas about investing in all the right sectors, making their wealth and retiring early. It is quite unfortunate that up to now, more than 5 percent of the population still owns 95 percent of the resources. The main issue with some of the investors is that we hardly do what it takes to get to this level of success in business.

There is one Brazilian investor that is looking for ways in which he can make a legacy in investment. Roberto Santiago, the owner of the Manaira Shopping Center in Joao Pessoa is one of the people really shaking up the real estate/ consumer industry in Brazil. This is not the first company that he has invested in. He also owns the Mangabeira Shopping Complex.

The idea that the investor had in mind when they were creating the mall was a place where the entire family could pay visits, do shopping and have a great time. Many options and tools of entertainment were therefore incorporated into the design of the structures that are part of the building. The adults have the options of movie theaters, ball rooms, bowling alleys and electronic amusement parks. The kids on the other hand have kid friendly entertainment, all which is wrapped up in a quiet and serene environment. The moment that you set your foot in the mall, you feel an instant sense of relaxation. Read more on polemicaparaiba.com

The entertainment for the children included 11 cinema halls. The rooms are all filled with Modern Equipment used in watching movies. There are some that have VIP 3D rooms. The construction has been made following the stadium system. The eating section is also fully equipped with wines, spirits, gourmet pop corn and other food items to suit the customer’s palate. The amusement park is 1800 square meters in size. There are 200 game machines and also modern state of the art bowling alleys.

The main agenda of the parks is to have wholesome fun centers for people from all over the country. There is also a hamburger and steak house where the families can sit and relax, having a meal after their many activities at the mall. The complete food court has been put in place to make sure that as long as you are within, you will not have to worry about food.

These wholesome concepts are the reason that Roberto’s investments have become the best in the country. He states that his success in investment came from realizing the secret of looking for a service that is not easily accessible to people and changing it to make the customer love your version of it as compared to other versions that could be similar. He is a transformational leader in business. Visit TripAdvisor to read more.

M&A Advisor Awards Puts Madison Street Capital Among Finalists

Madison Street Capital finds itself in the running to gain accolades from the investment community at the 15th Annual M&A Advisor Awards.

 

Known to many investment firms across the country, M&A Advisors reviews the performance in the financial industry to highlight the commendable work in restructuring, financing, and service to clients in every way possible. This helps exemplary firms step up to be recognized for their contributions to the financial industry and the tone they set for handling clients and their financial future.

 

The Madison Street Capital reputation is one of service to clients and a deep understanding of the inner workings of finance that they’ve been placed above the competition in several categories. M&A took note of that and nominated Madison Street Capital for International and Industrials Deal of the Year and Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year.

 

Putting Madison Street Capital on the map last year was their acquisition of Acuna & Asociados S.A. Founder of the firm, CEO Charles Botchway, remarked on the challenges of that acquisition and how it assisted in the nominations from M&A. The key to his firm’s success seems to be his workforce, which Botchway cites as being instrumental in connecting clients to make deals regardless of where they are. Working tirelessly to understand disparate markets regardless of country has become part and parcel of operations for Madison Street Capital, and they seem to be enjoying the recognition of all their efforts.

 

Madison Street Capital and all the other nominees will gather at the New York Athletic Club on November 9th to hear the results at the 15th Annual M&A Advisor Awards Gala.

 

About Madison Street Capital:

 

Operating internationally, Madison Street Capital is an investment banking firm that prioritizes excellence in leadership and service for those who are in need of their financial advice. Understanding the mechanics of merges and acquisitions, public and private valuations, Madison Street Capital has been able to navigate complex global markets in order to seek out engaging new projects and applying their expertise to help achieve results that measure up to the expectations of their clients.

 

Seeking out emerging markets, Madison Street Capital continues to refine its understanding of assets the world over and the dynamic clientele that comes along with it. That Madison Street Capital has become a known quantity around the world is a symbol of their dedication to high professional standards and enduring partnerships.

 

For more details, visit http://madisonstreetcapital.org/about-madison-street-capital.html.