The opinion and prognosis of the founder of Madison Street Capital regarding the future of investments and portfolio management is regarded very well by the investment industry. This is testimony to the fact that MSC is a leading player in its market niche. Charles Botchway is the founder and CEO of MSC and his voice is always heard in his business circle. As proof of this, Botchway was featured in last year’s November issue of Advisors Magazine. That issue published an interview with Botchway where he expressed his forecasts for the investment industry for the rest of 2017 and on to 2018. Generally, he predicted a bright future for the industry for this year.
Madison Street Capital is not a stranger to awards and accolades from his peers. One of the industry’s award-giving bodies, the M&A Advisor recognized this company by giving it an award called the Debt Financing of the Year on Nov. 13, 2017. The award was given to MSC for the work it did in facilitating the transaction between WLR Automotive and its lender. MSC gave WLR Automotive the advice that it needs to complete the transaction. Apparently this is a huge deal worthy of the award from M&A Advisor.
There were more than 650 companies in the niche of MSC that are also vying for the award. David Ferguson, President and Co-CEO of M&A Advisor explained that they were glad to give this award to MSC for its work on the WLR Automotive deal. It is the highest they can bestow to a company that offers deal-making advice and consultations to companies. M&A Advisor has been giving such awards for many years now. They started giving these types of awards since 2002.
The Debt Financing Deal of the Year award was only one of several awards that MSC was being considered for. MSC was also listed among the companies vying for the Financial Deal of the Year (under 250 million) and the Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year. In all of these, it should be clear that MSC is not a lending institution or a bank. It only gives out advice and consultations to a company regarding its financing needs. In the course of its work, MSC also helps in facilitating the deal between a lender and a company that needs financing.
In other words, MSC acts as a broker between two negotiating parties. It facilitates the meetings and transaction between a company that needs financing and a lender. If MSC succeeds in finalizing the deal between a company and a lender, it earns a certain transaction fee. But MSC does not guarantee financing, nor does it guarantee that certain terms for a financing deal is the best for a company. These concerns should be given due diligence by the company itself.