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Financial Deals Showcase Madison Street Capital’s Middle Market Strengths

DCG Software and Spitfire Group Merger


In the first quarter of this year investment banking services provider Madison Street Capital (MSC) provided financial adviser services to DCG Software facilitating the closing of their successful merger with The Spitfire Group.


The deal highlighted Madison Street Capital reputation for delivering expert financial services to the investment banking middle-market segment. Mike Harris, CEO of the newly merged firm stated that the re-organization “is a natural progression of our partnership [that will enable the company] better serve our clients and the value they receive from [our] software.”


DCG has corporate offices in the United Kingdom and Malvern, PA. The firm provides global software quality and software analytics services to a broad customer base, enhancing business decision making and resource management. Spitfire is a consulting company delivering specialty expertise in utilization of technologies to businesses.



ARES Security Recapitalization and Debt Deal


Also, during his year’s first quarter MSC announced the completion of a successful recapitalization and subordinated debt financial arrangement for Vienna-based ARES Security Corporation. ARES is a software technology firm delivering high-end, security-based technology solutions. Ben Eazzetta, CEO of ARES expressed his enthusiasm with MSC’s services with “[his being]very impressed with the entire process [that included] the initial due diligence, valuation and capital raising processes.” The transaction included Corbel Structured Equity Partners, a Los Angeles, California-based firm, that provided the minority debt arrangement of the deal.



Madison Street Capital


Located in Chicago, IL, Madison Street Capital delivers financial expertise in the middle market segment of the domestic and international investment banking services market. Their high level of skill with connecting their clients to 2nd and 3rd tier investors has enabled the firm to accumulate a portfolio of more than 100 satisfied customers.


The company serves businesses with between $10 – $500 million dollar annual revenues and with earnings before income, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) in the range of $1 – $5 million dollars. The broad range of industries they serve includes: health care, food and beverage, construction and real estate, aviation, manufacturing, infrastructure, renewable energy and financial services in domestic and overseas markets. Their clients tend to have growth potentials of 10 percent and higher.


The businesses core competencies include a unique appreciation of the middle market, access to a broad network of domestic and international financial sponsors, a highly-specialized deal negotiation team and emphasis on valuation considerations and risk mitigation strategies that are important to their clients.


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Everything You Should Know About Julie Zuckerberg

Julie Zuckerberg is one of the leading talent acquisition experts in the world. As of now, she is the current talent acquisition manager for Deutsche Bank. One of her duties at the firm is an advisor to the executive committee on matters of hiring governance. She attained her first degree, which was in Philosophy at the City University of New York-Brooklyn. Later on, she went to the New York Law School where studied for her JD.


Work History


She started her career as a director of candidate placement in Hudson. She held this position for five years, starting in 2002. At the time, she was crucial in assisting numerous firms to recruit case managers, paralegals, attorneys, and support staff. She helped candidates get positions in firms that were on a contract basis, permanent, and temporary. At the time, Julie was working with corporations, financial institutions, and reputable law firms. With her work, she was assisting her clients to comply with the Employment Act. Additionally, she was helping to link employees with the right job environment, thus reducing workplace conflicts. Additionally, it ensures that there is a low turnover rate.

In 2007, she became the executive recruiter at Citi Global Functions. At her time there, she was responsible for the full-cycle recruitment of senior level staff in Compliance, Auditing, and the Legal fields. She was quite innovative with her recruitment methods. Julie would use tools like direct sourcing, social media, internet research, and employee referrals. She eventually left the company in 2011, having achieved a lot.

When she was at Citi, she would oversee the recruitment of managerial and director positions for Citi Global and CitiCards. She was also at the helm of negotiations for complex job offers that involved differed awards, immigration, clawbacks, and equity buyouts.

Before Deutsche Bank recruited her, she was working for the New York Life Insurance Company and Citi Global Consumer Bank as the executive recruiter. Since joining the bank, she has been able to ascend quite fast in her career. She currently holds the Executive Talent Acquisition Manger position. Julie partners with business leaders from Global Technology & Operations, Private Wealth & Commercial Clients, and Asset Management in her pursuit of talent acquisition and process improvement.

Julie is also at the helm of negotiations and developments that involve offers for managing directors. These efforts usually involve material risk takers and corporate stakeholders. Her role at the firms is that of offering strategic direction and training to her team of recruiters. She has earned recognition for her ability to improve the standards of hiring governance. It has led to improved proficiency and the capacity to attract the best minds from diverse pipelines.


Her Hobbies


Besides being an excellent recruiter, Julie Zuckerberg, who is currently a resident of Manhattan, has a number of hobbies outside the workplace. Most of them revolve around charitable giving. Some of her charitable work revolves around animal welfare, civil rights, economic empowerment and social action. Additionally, Julie organizes regular platforms where she coaches and trains employees on how to be suitable for the workplace.

Davos Real Estate Group Launches New Mobile App

The “Davos CAP Calculator” is the new mobile application recently launched by the Davos Real Estate Group. In a statement issued by the real estate conglomerate, the mobile application provides an approximate yield on real estate investments for clients.

The Davos Real Estate Group is a key component of its parent company, the Davos Financial Group. Davos Financial Group provides a broad spectrum of financial advice, investment strategy and services in the Latin American sector. Davos Real Estate Group Executive Director Gerald González and the firm Tecknolution have collaborated on the framework and the development of the mobile application It will take the guess work out of the estimated financial gain less all affiliated expenses.

The mobile application, employing contemporary technology is available on Android and iPhone cellular devices. The recently introduced mobile application is the first of series of apps to be rolled out by the Davos Real Estate Group, enhancing the client experience by providing property identification, historical and real-time data, along with an interactive chat tool.

Commenting on the business philosophy and vision of the Davos Real Estate Group, CEO and Founder, David Osio indicated, “The direction of Davos REG, in line with what has been our business objective, has seen the need to develop a mobile application that allows us to assist in financially guiding our clients when investing in real estate in the United States.”

Gerald González believes the new mobile application will provide clients more focused financial picture of a property they are complementing purchasing. He indicated that the Davos CAP Calculator can approximate a property’s rent value with a projected income.

Other benefits of the new apps include a mortgage calculator that approximates a client’s mortgage, according to estimates by the financial institution, the funding term and interest rate. While reorganizing to better serve their clients, the Davos Real Estate Group continues work on other essential apps, such as the Davos Cap Calculator.

As well, the Davos Real Estate Group is expanding its operations on a global level, opening offices in Spain and entering into strategic alliances with prominent real estate firms in Europe.

CEO David Osio is a graduate Catholic University Andres Bello in Caracas with a Juris Doctor degree in law. His career and path to success began in 1988, after law school, as Director of the Legal Desk MGO.

Follow Osio’s Twitter: @davidosio1