Allergan and Pfizer wanted to merge and create a pharmaceutical giant, but the government stepped in and stopped the deal. Baker Hughes and Haliburton had a $28 billion merger in motion, but the Feds squashed that merger due to antitrust concerns. The merger and acquisition industry is going through a rough spell due in part to the federal government concern that these mega-mergers are deals that save the corporation taxes, or they are just too big for their industries. The tax issue was certainly a concern when the government found out that the corporate headquarters of the new Pfizer/Allergan merger was going to be in another country, according to COO and merger and acquisition expert, Anthony Marsala. Marsala is the co-founder of the Chicago investment bank, Madison Street Capital. Tony recently found out that he is the 2016 winner of the Emerging Leaders Award, according to the Chicago Tribune.
The Emerging Leader Award is not Marsala’s first award. He was honored in 2015 by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, and he has been honored by other financial organizations as well. The reason Marsala was interested in big corporate mergers and the government’s reaction to those mergers has nothing to do with Madison Street Capital mergers and acquisitions. Madison Street Capital works with small and medium size companies that want to merge for other reasons. Some of the mergers that Madison Street Capital is working on now are emerging market mergers, and Marsala is also working with several corporations in the United States that want to expand their market share without violating the new regulations.
Madison Street Capital helps clients with several internal operations, according to PR.com. The executive team at Madison Street perform valuation analysis, financial overviews, accounting and bookkeeping procedures and other related duties that help small companies become more profitable and more attractive to companies that are looking for mergers. Apple is one of the companies that is looking for mergers. Madison Street doesn’t work for Apple on a day-to-day basis, but if one of their clients has something that Apple wants in terms of business assets, Madison Street Capital can put that sort of deal together. Most of the time Madison Street stays away from big companies like Apple, but Marsala is not opposed to bringing a deal to big companies if the deal makes sense.
Charles Botchway, the other co-founder of Madison Street Capital, handles the hedge fund division, and he thinks Marsala is the best in the business when it comes to putting companies together for growth and profit. Botchway is also an expert in the merger and acquisition industry. Madison Street has a strong leadership team that will continue to be honored by their peers and clients for the services they provide.