Madison Street Capital Nominated for 2016 M&A Advisor Award recently reported that Madison Street Capital, an investment firm based out of Chicago, has become one of the handful of the 2016 M&A Advisor Award finalists. The M&A Advisor Awards occur annually and are given to companies in the financial industry who have excelled in restructuring, deal-making and other forms of services that both benefit the client and the company. The acquisition of Acuna & Asociados S.A. by Dowco that was handled by Madison Street Capital was a major cause for the nomination. Due to this acquisition transaction led by Karl D’Cunha,the Senior Managing Director of Madison Street Capital, the financial firm has also been nominated for the International and Industrial deal of the year, under the “Less than $100 Million” category and the Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year.

These are just a few of the awards that the financial firm has accrued since it was founded by CEO Charles Botchway in 2005. In 2015 it was the winner of the 10th Annual M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards for their “Refinancing Deal of the Year” and a honoree for the NACVA’s “Forty Under Forty” Industry Mavericks Award. In 2016 they were the winner of the 7th Annual Emerging Leaders Awards.Through fast growth and service to both lower and middle international market businesses Madison Street Capital has become a prime example of excellence in its sector.

Since the beginning the company has always put its focus on the client and their needs by solving problems and answering questions in a timely manner. The financial firm boasts their commitment to delivering above and beyond customer satisfaction through experience, leadership and integrity. Madison Street Capital has expertise in several financial areas including mergers, acquisitions, corporate advisory, bankruptcy services, reorganization services, capital restructuring, private placements, corporate governance and ESOP advisory. These apply to both public and private businesses.

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The Life And Achievements Of Stephen Murray At CCMP Capital

On March 2015, the world was hit with the sad news of the demise of Stephen Murray. He was born on August 2, 1962, and passed away at the age of 52. Until his death, Stephen Murray was a private equity investor and philanthropist who had a lot of achievements under his name. He served as the president and chief executive officer of CCMP Capital, for a very long time till shortly before his death and he is responsible for all the success of this company. CCMP Capital is a private equity firm which has specialized in buyout and growth equity transactions in markets all over the world.


Stephen Murray CCMP Capital attended the Boston College in 1984 where he graduated with a degree in economics. In 1989 he graduated with a master’s degree in business administration from Columbia Business School, one if the best business schools in the country. After his graduation from the Boston College in 1984, Stephen Murray joined the credit analyst training program at Manufacturers Hanover Corporation. In 1989, he joined a merge of the Manufacturers Hanover’s private equity group and its leveraged finance unit called the MH Equity Corporation. Later in 2005, Stephen Murray was appointed the head of buyout business at JP Morgan Partners, and while here he co-founded CCMP Capital in August 2006. In 2007, he was appointed CEO of Stephen Murray CCMP Capital a position which he held till before his sudden demise. Before his death, Stephen Murray served on the boards of Aramark, Generac Power Systems, AMC Entertainment, Warner Chilcott, The Vitamin Shoppe, Cabela’s, Pinnacle Foods and Legacy Hospital Partners, which some of the biggest companies in the country.


After the news of his passing came out, condolences from both his workmates, clients and friends streamed to his family. Most of his workmates talked of him as one of the best leaders the business world has ever seen. They said that he was a motivated man who always worried hard to get the best results for anything he dies. The always used to encourage them to work hard for their sake and the companies sake. His colleagues pointed out that Stephen Murray was always their them not only as a boss but also as a friend they could confide in, they also brought out the fact that he always treats all of them with respect no matter what the circumstances were.


For the CCMP clients who had interacted with Stephen Murray before, they pointed him out as an extraordinary business person. They say that he always had a unique perspective of critically analyzing situations and viewing issues from a wider angle. They said that he was one of the best dealmakers in the business world. For his family, he was a good father, brother, son and grandpa. We all shall miss him.