Madison Street Capital nomination as Finalist of the 15th Annual M&A Advisor Awards Recapped

About Madison Street Capital


It is a Chicago-based international investment banking company. It offers financial services such as corporate advisory services, financial opinions, and valuation services to both public and private entities. The company has been built on values such as excellence, integrity, and great leadership.


Madison Street Capital reputation enables firms to position themselves in the global market. When you hire Madison Street Capital, they make your goals theirs and work with you to ensure that you achieve these aims. They believe that your success is a way of marketing themselves. Madison Street Capital record of accomplishment speaks for itself, and they ask you to judge them by the profits they bring to your firm. They have earned the trust of clients around the globe due to their dedication to help them and their great professionalism.


Madison Street Capital goals are to pump significant assets to emerging markets since they are the ones to drive the economy to higher growth.


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The announcement


Madison Street Capital was announced as finalists of the 15th Annual M&A Advisor Awards in 2016. These awards are known as the pinnacle of achievement in the financial sector. They help in recognizing financial firms and individuals leading regarding excellence, professionalism, and financing.


Madison Street Capital had been nominated for two awards, international deal of the year and company of the year. The first award recognized them for helping Dowco acquire Acuna & Asociados S.A. this transaction was led by Karl D’Cunha who is the senior managing director at Madison Street Capital. During the awards, the founder and the CEO of Madison Charles said that as a firm they were pleased to secure that acquisition. One of the reason is that Dowco has been their client for a very long time. He was also happy to be nominated for the other category and added that his staff deserves it since they have been working tirelessly around the world to ensure that their entire clients are successful.


According to Karl, the senior director at Madison, the acquisition was not easy. The reason is that so many parties wanted to secure the purchase too. He added that it felt great to be recognized for such an achievement. The winners of the awards would be announced on November 9, 2016.



The Online Business Undertakings of Don Ressler

Don Ressler is a creative business person who has established several enterprises that have turned out to be highly profitable. One of his renowned companies is the Intelligence Beauty. Mr. Ressler’s career started years ago by creating The firm was quite prosperous, and the Intermix Media acquired it. Don Ressler later established Alena Media by collaborating with the then COO of Intermix Media, Adam Goldenberg. The company focused on offering marketing and e-business solutions. The profitability of Intermix Media was noticed by the New Corp, and it bought the firm in 2005. The returns of the enterprise declined over time due to poor administration.

Mr. Don Ressler and Adam were not happy about the fall of the Intermix Media. The two individuals were well informed about the creation and management of online businesses, and therefore, they decided to establish another firm. The new venture was focused on offering branding solutions. They formed it with support from their former employees at Alena Media. After brainstorming for a while, they founded the Brand Ideas, and they later renamed it Intelligent Beauty on LinkedIn. After some time, they decided to be diverse and formed subsidiaries within the company. They include SENSA, which is a renowned expert in weight management programs, and DERMSTORE, which is an online leader in the provision of skin care products and cosmetics. Intelligent Beauty hired Dr. Alan Hirsch to head the manufacture of its products while Kimora Lee became in charge of creativity. DERMSTORE and SENSA have reached many clients, and therefore, they are making good returns.

Intelligent Beauty expended more by founding JustFab in 2010. The Matrix Partners offered the $33 million funding that was used in supporting the establishment of the enterprise on The growth rate of the outstanding since it had attracted more than 4 million subscribers by then close of 2010. The members rose to more than 6 million by April 2012. The success of the firm became predictable, and therefore, it attracted a $76 million investment from Rho Ventures, Intelligent Beauty, Matrix Partners, and Crossover Ventures.

In January 2013, JustFab created a subsidiary that was focused on selling children’s clothes and it was known as FabKids. It later acquired the Fab Shoes, which is a renowned e-business in Europe at The acquisitions supported Just Fab to get more than three million members from countries such as Germany, France, Spain and the U.K. It then created Fabletics in October 2013 to distribute sportswear. JustFab has so far been offered $250 million by investors.

OSI Food Company Expands Locally And Abroad

OSI is a major worldwide provider of custom food items in the world’s driving foodservice and retail foods industries.

They are one of the largest private-held organizations in the United States, headquartered in Aurora, Illinois.

In June 2016, the Tyson Foods plant in Chicago was bought by OSI for $7.4 Million. Covering over 200,000 sq. ft., this allowed them to expand business growth alongside the existing OSI plant nearby.

“This facility enhances our capabilities to meet the rapidly evolving needs of our customers,” said Kevin Scott, senior executive vice president, OSI North America. “We are excited to have this facility as part of the broader OSI manufacturing network.”

Later, in August, OSI continued their plan to expand their presence in Europe by acquiring a controlling stake in Dutch company, Baho Food, which operates plants in Germany and the Netherlands, serving over 18 European countries.

David G. McDonald, President and Chief Operating Officer of OSI, said “Adding Baho Food to our OSI Europe business gives OSI a broader presence in Europe. The company’s portfolio of products and brands complements OSI’s current processing strengths while broadening our capabilities to best serve the evolving needs of our customers.”

John Balvers, Managing Director of Baho Food, will remain with the company along with his entire management team, and work with senior OSI Group leaders to implement a future plan that will best position the combined business for longer term growth.

“I am excited about becoming part of the larger OSI Group,” Balvers said. “OSI has outstanding relationships with both its customers and suppliers. Baho Food, as part of the OSI Group, will be well positioned to leverage on the experience and capabilities of OSI. With our combined strengths we will be even better able to support our customers in realizing their strategy and offer them a broader product portfolio. This transaction will accelerate our growth strategy and support us in jointly realizing our goals.”

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Norman Pattiz Shares Signing of Scott “Raven” Levy on the PodcastOne Network

The Founder and Executive Chairman of PodcastOne, Norman Pattiz, has revealed the introduction of WWE star Scott “Raven” Levy’s new weekly podcast show “The Raven Effect”. PodcastOne is the United States largest advertising-support podcast network. The new show will feature on the Under the Jericho Network which is hosted by Chris Jericho, also of WWE fame. “The Raven Effect” will involve discussions that Levy will have about politics, current events, pop culture, conspiracy theories, and a range of other topics. Scott Levy will carry these discussions with friends, enemies, people who are knowledgeable about subjects covered during the show, and others who don’t know anything at all. The hour-long show will have new episodes available every Monday that will be available on and the PodcastOne app.

In sharing the news about the new show Norman Pattiz said that Levy’s show features a perfect mix of wrestling content and other subjects. He expects the show will be yet another hit for the Jericho Network. This network, which launched in 2016, has a number of wrestling focused shows as well as some that focus on the paranormal such as “Beyond the Darkness”.

Norman Pattiz started his media career in the 1970’s when he founded Westwood One. Under his direction Westwood One became the largest radio network in the United States. The radio network includes talk, sports, entertainment, news, and traffic. Westwood One has also owned, distributed, or managed a variety of other broadcasts such as CBS News, CNN Radio, NFL Football (including Super Bowls), and the Summer and Winter Olympics.

In 2010 Pattiz also founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of Courtside Entertainment Group. This company is focused on providing sports entertainment with a focus on the National Basketball Association and College Basketball. PodcastOne was launched by him in 2012. Under his leadership PodcastOne has quickly grown and is now the dominant distributor and producer of audio on-demand programming. Among the personalities that feature on PodcastOne are Shaquille O’Neal, Adam Carolla, Steve Austin, Penn Jillette, and Laura Ingraham. Altogether there are over 200 different podcasts available on the network.

Pattiz has earned a number of awards during his long career. Among the largest of these was the Giants of Broadcasting Award which is given out by the Library of American Broadcasting. He was also inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2009.

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Vijay Eswaran’s Multilevel Marketing Ideas And Giving Back To His Community

Multilevel marketing is a popular business model with some companies because it allows their products to be sold by people who understand the markets in their own neighborhood, and gives those people opportunities to run their own business. Vijay Eswaran is a major multilevel marketing guru who’s established a company in the heart of Asia that is worth billions, and has provided business opportunities to Asian entrepreneurs.

His company is QI Group, a company based in Malaysia with operations in Singapore, The Philippines, India, Hong Kong and many other countries.

The products they sell through their subsidiary companies QNet and QLifestyle include household tools, water purification systems, health and beauty products, and trips to luxurious vacation resorts. QI Group also owns financial service company, QI Asset Management.

Eswaran was always a hard worker as a young man growing up in Malaysia, and also a very spiritual person. He attended the London School of Economics where he got his bachelor’s degree in socio-economics in 1984, and he spent a year traveling across Europe doing work in construction, grape harvesting and cab driving.

According to QBuzz, Vijay Eswaran later finished his MBA at Southern Illinois University, and started exploring multilevel marketing as a side job. He eventually went into it full time when he joined the Cosway Group and returned to Malaysia.

In 1998, he built QI Group along with Joseph Bismarck, and about 9 years later they bought out a Hawaiian organic food market, Down To Earth (DTE). Eswaran has become a well-known and respected leader in the Indian and Malaysian business communities, and he’s spoken to other leaders at summits such as the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, and the Global Indian Business Meet in New York where he won the New Global Indian award in 2012.

He’s done charity work through RYTHM Foundation which supports initiatives to help impoverished communities and sponsor children with special needs. Eswaran is also a spiritual leader and embraces spirituality as an important part of the workplace.

He’s penned books on the subjects of both spirituality and business leadership including In The Sphere Of Silence and In The Thinking Zone.

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Todd Lubar – The Accomplished Businessman

Todd Lubar graduated with a B.A in speech communication from Syracuse University in 1995 and immediately joined Crestar Mortgage Corporation where he worked for 5 years, from 1995 to 1999. Lubar left Crestar and joined Legacy Financial Group where he was instrumental in expanding the company’s Mortgage loan book to more than US$100 million for the five years he worked there.

Todd Lubar had amassed immense experience working in blue-chip corporations for more than a decade. However, his passion for entrepreneurship was lofty. Immediately after leaving employment, he embarked on creating stable investments, ranging from real estate, demolition industry, and recycling industry.

In 2002, he decided to take his real-estate experience higher by opening Legendary Properties where he held the position of a Senior Vice President. In 2003, he began Charter Funding, one of the largest mortgage companies in the US. His knowledge of the real estate mortgage industry helped him in making proper decisions, based on market performance.

Todd retained precedence even at the peak of a recession in 2007-2008, which makes him a force to reckon with. He obtained several well-paying demolition contracts from the majority of the networks he had created. Todd Lubar has been successful in several business environments, and in a post from Zoom Info, currently, he has shifted to an industry focused on helping people in need.

He is the current president of TDL Global Ventures, LLC and still serves as a Senior Vice President to Legendary Investments. He stays in Maryland with his 2 children and loves to spend time with them. His passion for helping people around emanates from his desire to add value to all the people he meets. For more info, visit