Robust Investment and Innovation: A story of Fortress Investment Group

The Fortress Investment Group was founded in 1998 as a private equity entity. The company has been doing well in the sector of alternative investment under the watch of its three principals; Randal Nardone, Peter Briger, and Wes Edens. In 2017, for instance, it became the first significant private equity entity to get listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The company handles several areas of specialization including investing in assets, capital markets, and corporate acquisitions and mergers. It also specializes in managing operations and disseminating knowledge on specific institutions and companies.

One of the most profound investment areas is the asset-based investments, which the investment group invests in using credit funds and private equity. Some of the investments include financial vehicles, real estate, a variety of assets, and capital investment that has a long-term cash flow potential. The company has shown expertise in the owning, pricing, managing, and financing a variety of financial and physical assets.

The investment group also handles operations management matters. Fortress Investment Group has come up with robust tools to give investors value from the investments it makes. Each of the investments goes through structural, operational and strategic evaluation to ensure feasibility and increase the value to the customers. The primary goal of the investment group is to create a successful alternative asset strategy by increasing private equity and investing it into quality investment vehicles. Fortress Investment Group managed to get funding of over $2.7 billion since its establishment.


In May of 2015, Fortress Investment Group acquired Liberty Group Publishing. The company is the fastest and the largest growing community newspaper publishers in the United States. The investment group also acquired CoreVest American Finance, a company that provides debt products for the real estate investor. It offers single term loans and portfolio analysis for stabilized rental properties. CoreVest also provides short-term credit for firms that need to make acquisitions. Fortress Investment Group continues to make inroads in the financial investment and private equity sectors across the United States and beyond. It has amassed assets, robust investments and offers firms great insights into investing.

Madison Street Capital Earns Finalist Position In Prestigious Awards Category

Madison Street Capital reputation as a leading international investment bank was recognized by the company earning the designation as a finalist in the 15th Annual M&A Advisor Awards. The awards, which are internationally recognized, is given to those companies which exhibit excellence in restructuring and financing mergers and acquisitions transactions. The awards that the company has been nominated are the Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year in both the International and Industrial Deals of the Year categories. The second award is for the transaction managed by the Senior Managing Director of Madison Street Capital, Karl D’Cunha and resulted in Dowco acquiring Acuna & Asociados S.A.

Charles Botchway is the Founder of Madison Street Capital and also serves as its Chief Executive Officer. In a statement, he said that he was very happy to have assisted Dowco who has been a longtime client of his firm. He said he was very honored by his company’s inclusion as a finalist for these two awards and looks forward to helping clients of his company achieve growth and success in the future. He continued on, adding that the deal was very complex as it took place over multiple time zones, different countries, and had many moving parts.

The winners will be announced at the New York Athletic Club on November 19th during the 15th Annual M&A Advisor Awards Gala.

Madison Street Capital Advisors, LLC, is a privately held company that is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. It was founded in 2005 and specializes in financial transactions such as mergers and acquisitions as well as other business to business financial services. Other financial services that are offered by Madison Street Capital to its clients includes corporate tax planning services, capital, business valuation services, private equity, investment banking, and venture capital.

The team at Madison Street Capital has won a number of awards over the years, in particular due to their specialty of managing m&a transactions. In 2017 the company won the 11th Annual Turnaround Awards for Restructuring Deal of the Year. Other awards include the 2016 win for M&A Advisor Awards for Industrial Deal of the Year and the 2016 win for the 7th Annual Emerging Leaders Awards.

As an international financial firm, Madison Street Bank also has offices in addition to the headquarters in Chicago. The company also maintains offices in Africa and Asia which are regions where many of the companies they work with are located.

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Equities First Holdings On Comparing Business Loans

Equities First Holding has been helping businesses find the capital they need to operate since 2002. This company has offices in nine countries. They often help business executives find capital when more conventional lenders have not caught the company’s vision yet. In doing so, they have completed more than 650 stock transactions worth over $1.4 billion dollars.

Al Christy Junior, CEO of Equities First Holding said recently that businesses need to consider three types of loans, according to an article recently published on Market Wired. First, companies can consider a conventional loan from a traditional lender. These loans often carry tight loan qualifications meaning that some companies will not qualify. They also often have a high-interest rate making the payoff terms unreasonable. A bank loan must be paid back regardless of circumstances.

Christy also says that businesses may want to consider a margin-based loan. With these loans, executives put up a share of stock in exchange for the loan. Usually, these loans have a 10 to 50 percent loan-to-value ratio. The lender may demand that the money be spent for a particular purpose. The lender reserves the right to liquidate the stock if a margin call occurs. Executives have the right to walk away from these loans.

For many people, however, a stock-based loan is a better choice, according to Christy. These loans have a loan-to-value ratio of between 50 and 75 percent. There is no restrictions on how the money is spent. Borrowers can walk away from these loans. The lender cannot participate in margin calls using the stock.

Christy says that a stock-based loan is a great choice for many businesses because of its flexibility.


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