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Chicago Firm Madison Street Capital Takes Home Top Award At M&A Advisor Awards

There are few companies that operate in the global financial services industry that have the sort of reputation for excellence that the company Madison Street Capital has developed over the years. Madison Street Capital, which is based in the Mid-West in the United States, has grown to be an international investment firm that has served customHoers in various markets across the globe and enabled them to achieve their strategic business objectives.


As a boutique investment firm Madison Street Capital has worked hard to cultivate talent and to develop the expertise that has enabled it to be an effective partner to corporations who are in need of services that range from corporate advisory services, business valuation and tax planning. Some of the many targeted services that Madison Street Capital offers to its customers include capital restructuring, buy out advisory, tax compliance, structured finance products, company valuation, portfolio valuation and mergers and acquisitions. Madison Street Capital offers both sell-side and buy-side advisory services to clients who are interested in its expertise in mergers and acquisitions.


The company has made a reputation for itself as a capable facilitator of transactions that involve guiding the process of a company seeking to be integrated into another company as part of a merger and acquisition. In fact, Madison Street Capital was recognized by its peers in the industry for its success in the mergers and acquisition space in late 2017. In November of 2017 the company was able to receive the honor of being recognized for its excellence in the industry at an event that is known as the M&A Advisor Awards.


The M&A Advisor Awards are held by professional organization M&A Advisor. At the 16th Annual M&A Advisor Awards Madison Street Capital won the award for best Debt Financing Deal of the Year. In addition to competing in the category for best Debt Financing Deal of the Year, Madison Street Capital was also nominated for awards in other categories such as Financials Deal of the Year (Under 250MM) and Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year. Madison Street Capital was given the award for best Debt Financing Deal of the Year for its work with a company that is known as WLR Automotive.


The advisory services that Madison Street Capital offers its customers are not only limited to the financial services industry it is able to serve as a capable advisor to companies that are situated in a number of industries. Madison Street Capital is capable of advising companies that operate in industries such as consumer markets, energy and oil and gas, mining, media and telecom, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, biotech, construction and minerals and natural resources. The company takes the time to learn about the distinct needs of the companies that seek out its services and determine how to best meet a company’s needs.


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Shafik Sachedina, Institute of Ismaili Studies

Shafik Sachedina has headed the Jamati Institutions Department at His Highness the Aga Khan’s secretariat France’s office at Aiglemont. In this office, Shafik is in charge of organizing programs and activities of institutions of Ismaili community in 16 major areas where they have such institutions. Shafik is also accountable for interfacing with institutions of Ismaili communities within central Asia and development system agendas from Aga Khan. Dr. Sachedina is also a member of the board of governors at the Ismaili Institute of studies.

Shafik Sachedina was born in 1950 and brought up in Tanzania. In 1975, Guy’s Hospital Medical and Dental School in London qualified Dr. Sachedina to become a dental surgeon. For many years now, Shafik has practiced his dental surgeon experience in London. Moreover, Dr. Sachedina also has healthcare sector entrepreneurial interests. His work with Jamati institutions and the Aga Khan is considered as a charitable work in regard to ancient community traditions of voluntary service. Dr. Sachedina is also the current Joint chairman at Sussex Healthcare.

In addition to this, Shafik serves in different positions within Ismaili Imamat and community. For instance, he is Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) committee member, Aiglemont, FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance International coordinating committee chair. Additionally, Shafik is also Ismail Leaders’ International Forum member. Prior to this, Dr. Sachedina has worked in several other voluntary positions such as Ismaili Council for the United Kingdom’s president for two terms.

Ismaili institute of studies is a research institution based in London, United Kingdom. The Institute’s major aims are to support Muslim societies and culture studies both in contemporary and historical manner. These studies are aimed at encouraging a superior understanding of the relationships that exist between Muslims and other faiths and societies. The Institute acts as a meeting point where Ismaili community meets and try to understand its own thought and history as well as esoteric Islam and Shi‘ism, the neglected fields. The institute is located in London, United Kingdom. The institute offers degree level to preliminary programs for those Ismaili students who do not understand English. The programs include the Syrian Preparatory Program and Khorog English Program.

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