Madison Street Capital Wins 16th Annual M&A Advisor Awards

Madison Street Capital Wins 2017 M&A Award

On November 13th, 2017, The M&A Advisor held their annual gala to award the 16th M&A (Mergers and Acquisitions) advisor awards at New York’s Metropolitan Club. Madison Street Capital was declared the winner for the category of ‘Debt Financing Deal of the Year’ thanks to their advisory on the WLR Automotive transaction.


The M&A Advisor has been awarding leading companies, dealmakers and their transactions in the field since 2002. Dave Fergusson, the Co-CEO of M&A, explained that Madison Street Capital was chosen from a pool of over 650 companies to receive the Debt Financing award for their WLR Automotive transaction. Fergusson went on to say that Madison, “represent the best of the M&A industry in 2017.”


Madison’s CEO, Charles Botchway, expressed the company’s delight at winning such a prestigious award. He said that Madison Street Capital was “honored to be the recipients of the M&A award in the Debt Financing category,” and specifically congratulated WLR Automotive as well as Madison’s lead on the transaction, Senior Managing Partner Barry Petersen.


The M&A gala is one of the premier events honoring advisors and dealmakers in the mergers & acquisitions field. The gala was held in conjunction with the 2017 M&A Advisor Summit, which was attended by over 500 leading M&A professions and featured a variety of interactive forums led by industry titans. In addition to their win for Best Debt Financing Deal of the Year, Madison Street Capital was a finalist for ‘Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year’, plus ‘Financials Deal of the Year.’


About Madison Street Capital

Madison Street Capital is an international, middle-market investment banking firm that offers corporate financial advisory, merger and acquisition advisory, valuation services and other M&A assistance to both public and private businesses. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Chicago, but they now have offices in North America, Africa and Asia.


Madison is dedicated to providing expert M&A advice to clients in a wide range of industries. They strive to offer clients the most sound and actionable advice by figuring out the true value of the company they’re advising before suggesting anything. Madison also views growing and emerging markets as the key to the global growth of their clients, and they focus the majority of their assets and advice on these markets. Thanks to their stellar track record, which is highlighted by their 2017 M&A award for Debt Financing Deal of the Year, Madison Street Capital has gained the trust of clients around the world.


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Adam Milstein: A Philanthropist with Principles

Adam Milstein is a successful commercial real estate investor with roots in Israel. Adam Milstein is the co-founder of the charitable and philanthropic Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation, which he uses to attain the goals of strengthening the Jewish people, the State of Israel, and Israel’s relationship with the U.S. Millstein was born in Haifa, Israel. He joined the Israeli Defense Forces in 1971 with which he served in the Yom Kippur War in 1973. Adam Millstein earned his Bachelors of Science from Technion, Israeli Institute of Technology and his Master’s from the University of California in Los Angeles. He began his career as a commercial real estate agent and became a managing partner of Hager Pacific Properties.

Adam Milstein has three strong principles regarding his philanthropic work. First, he believes in active philanthropy. This means that Adam Milstein does more than just throw money at the causes he believes in: he and his foundation are as generous with their time and effort as they are with financial donations. Second, he strives that his philanthropic efforts will have a life path impact on those who he helps. The programs he develops benefit people at all ages and developmental stages. The third principle that drives his charitable efforts is philanthropic synergy. He believes that creating a partnership between programs that are working towards similar goals will make them stronger.

Adam Milstein first became interested in becoming a philanthropist while working at Hager Pacific Properties. He and his wife, Gila, decided to work together to form the Adam And Gila Milstein Family Foundation. He now spends most of his time using the foundation to build a legacy, with the goal of helping and empowering pro-Israel organizations and activities. He also serves on the board for other organizations, including Jewish Founders Network, Stand By Me, Hasbara Fellowships, and StandWithU.

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