In a recent press release on the website, PR.com, Madison Street Capital shared its hedge fund industry M&A overview. The overall market environment in 2015 was extremely strong and looks to be even stronger going in to 2016. There have been several deal mechanisms that managers have utilized in the effort to house both the seller and buyers within the market. The traditional approach to mergers and acquisitions is still being used however many transactions have been structured either with incubator or seed deals as well as revenue-share stakes, PE bolt-ons and PE stakes. The hedge fund industry has recently seen splintering but will continue to strengthen due to beneficial partnerships that will bridge distribution to product offers this is according to Karl D’Cunha who is the Senior Managing Director at Madison Street Capital, LLC.
Madison Street Capital’s hedge fund assets are at an all time high although the strategies employed over the 2015 period did not bring the performance they promised. Institutional investors are looking to invest their money elsewhere looking to improve on their returns while trying to match rising liabilities. The smaller hedge fund managers out there are therefore struggling to secure capital and are operating below optimal capacity of the hedge fund portfolio’s. This is causing higher operational costs while at the same time heading into downward pressure on fees.
Madison Street Capital provide their clients with both financial and strategic advisory. Their clients are from all walks of life and span across the globe. They have offices in all the major markets around the world. These include Africa, Asia and North America. Their team of professionals provide their clients with solutions necessary to make the correct decisions relating to asset management across the board. Their knowledge and experience allows them to position themselves at the top of the industry as they have helped clients since 2005. The culture and relationship Madison Street Capital has with its clients is unsurpassed and is the very reason that they have had such success in the industry over the years. The firm prides themselves as boutique investment banking firm. The list of services that they provide to their clients is very long and includes private placement advisory, buy out, bankruptcy, reorganization, capital restructuring as well as mergers and acquisitions. On top of this long list they also provide intangible assets evaluation services,fairness and solvency opinion as well as goodwill services. The past has set them up for a very positive future and judging by the recent reports there is a strong indication that they will be successful yet again in 2016 with a lot more.
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An investment firm that is taking Dubai and London by surprise is called Solo Capital. With the increase in their business clients and overall business model, they are continuing to provide a reputable business with trustworthy and accessible advisors that are willing to help on the spot. They offer convenient hours so that they can ensure that all clients are taken care of properly. The man behind the business flow of Solo Capital is called Sanjay Shah. He is the president, CEO and founder of the company, and has worked hard to get the company to where it is today. It is a million dollar company that has taken the charts with concentrating on proprietary trading and consulting, as well as sports consulting.
Sanjay Shah was born in Kenya, but migrated to Central London with his family. He attended King’s College to become a doctor. He studied medicine for awhile, but then decided it wasn’t something that he wanted to do anymore. So he started to study accounting and finance. He graduated with his degree and went to work for an accounting firm, where he continued to work for a number of years. He began to grow restless as the years rolled by. He realized that he was tired of the every day grind of the working world and the tired of the commute back and forth from work to home. That’s when he decided to start his own brokerage firm which he called Solo Capital. He hired a few college graduates and trading partners to help him aid in the process of getting the company up and running, and then got to work on the details. He told himself that he would give a solid year of hard work and dedication, and see where the company takes him. Solo Capital took off and hit the million dollar charts. It has an estimated net worth of $280 million dollars and continues to skyrocket through out the investment industry. He has been able to in a sense semi-retire, which has left him to pursue some other areas that he has been passionate about.
Autism, a neurological condition that affects many people in different ways, is a growing diagnosis in the world today. Shah’s son was two years old when he was diagnosed with autism, and at the time Shah didn’t know what to do to help him. That was in 2011. He sat down and visited with his good friend Snoop Dogg who urged him to get back into the music industry and pursue his love for music and work it into a donation type charity for autism. Shah did just that, and started Autism Rocks in 2014 and hopes to continue to help those in need.
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The Chinese government is taking a radical new approach as it attempts to keep its projected growth rate on target. These new looser fiscal measures are an effort to help the government continue its five year plan track to help double individual income and lift millions of people out of poverty in the countryside.
There are several key elements of China’s new fiscal policy. The first major element of the new monetary policy involves the easing of bias in the financial economy. China’s has already slashed the percentage of currency that its federal reserve banks must stash away. This is an attempt by the government to encourage spending and investment which is supposed to grow the economy. China’s government has also adopted a more realistic growth rate goal. Instead of targeting and foreseeing high growth rates above 7% each year, the government now has set its goal to 6.5%, the minimum needed to reach its five year plan. The forecast for economic growth for this year and the future is also set at 6.5% to 7%.
Another key element of China’s new monetary policy is its attempt to eliminate what are known as zombie enterprises. These are state owned businesses that are ineffective and unprofitable and they actually result in a loss of money for the Chinese government. China plans to eliminate its zombie enterprises by merging them together and restructuring them. It is willing to spend up to $15 billion US dollars on the effort, with most of the sum going to employees that will be laid off as a result of the restructuring and merging of the zombie enterprises.
The money supply is another crucial element of China’s new fiscal policy. China’s debt is expected to rise to 3% of gross domestic product, up from 2.3% this year. Its money supply is also expected to rise by 13%, exceeding its goal of 12% set in 2015. Such figures have led Moody’s investment services to downgrade China’s credit rating from a stable rating to a negative one. Moody’s cites a growing debt, disappearing currency reserves and the question of whether the Chinese government can actually enact reforms and policy to turn the Chinese economy around.
The Chinese response to the downward pressure being felt in its economy is surprisingly coherent experts believe. It is trying to pump money into the economy by using up currency reserves, restructure state owned enterprises and at the same time raise its deficit, without having to further devalue the yuan. Despite this China’s situation remains precarious and will have to be carefully monitored.
Investment banking house Madison Street Capital is a an investment firm that has a close eye on the Chinese economy and the government’s policy there. It has Asian experts who provide key insight into developments in China and other Asian tiger nations such as Korea and Japan. The global perspective of Madison Street Capital has made it a leading investment banking house that provides numerous services to clients around the world. Some of the things that Madison Street Capital does is valuation, restructuring, advisory, bankruptcy, mergers and acquisition.
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Just like we have payday loans here in the United States, they are on the rise in Latin America as well. These type of loans are repaid through deductions from the workers’ payroll checks. This gives both the customer and the bank the chance to build a relationship. Therefore, possibly extending more credit to the borrower in the future. This is a great way for Latin America to help their region’s middle class gain access to funds. BMG Bank in Brazil helps consumers do just that. Payroll loans in Brazil have increased by 16.5% in the past year. They have also launched new products such as the BMG credit card which will expand the opportunities for paycheck-deductible loans. Currently the BMG credit card has over 570,000 active accounts and is issued in association with MasterCard.
BMG Bank provides commercial and credit financing as well as investment services. They even provide commercial loans to small businesses and companies. BMG Bank joined forces with Brazil’s biggest bank Itau Unibanco Holding SA. The team’s goal is to lend around $14 million in payroll loans over the next four years. The Vice President and Director of BMG Bank is Marcio Alaor since 2008. He graduated with a degree in business administration and started his career at Grupo BMG in 1977. Within 20 years he climbed his way up in the company to become their Control Executive Director.
So how easy is it to get a loan with BMG? You simply can apply directly through their web site. They will verify your employment and grant you a loan of up to $5,000. It only takes a few business days to process your information. Once approved they will deduct for up to two years from your bi-weekly paychecks until the loan is paid in full.