The fascinating and financial rewarding hedge fund industry is going through a transition period according to some of the top hedge fund managers in the business. Hedge funds have been selling oil and other big name stocks and turning around and buying gold in the first quarter of 2016. Madison Street Capital, a Chicago-based investment firm, released the hedge fund transactions report in the merger and acquisition sector of the industry recently, and those figures look promising. In a PRNewswire press release, Charles Botchway, the CEO of Madison Street Capital, said there were 42 completed hedge fund deals in 2015, and that was ten more than the 2014 results. The volume of those transactions was 27 percent higher than the 2014 figures. Botchway also said 2016 could be another record breaking year for hedge fund mergers and acquisition.
Madison Street Capital specializes in portfolio valuations, Merger and acquisition financial advice, capital introduction, and financial restructuring. CEO Botchway and COO Anthony Marsala are considered experts that provide a full-service approach to the hedge fund merger and acquisition industry. The hedge fund industry needs all the help it can get in 2016, according to COO, Tony Marsala. More hedge fund will consolidate in 2016 and some funds like Visium Asset Management, a $8 billion fund, will shut down completely. Visium like other funds has been under the government’s microscope for some time, and the manager of that fund decided to shut down rather than face the constant scrutiny that some hedge funds are experiencing this year.
Charles Botchway has more than 20 years of experience in the merger and acquisition industry. He and Chief Operating Officer Tony Marsala have won numerous industry awards for their ability to put companies together that needed help. Madison Street Capital is considered one of best investment companies in the country when it comes to getting retail and wholesale companies together. Madison Street Capital also has an extended merger and acquisition program that matches foreign companies with companies in the United States.
The biggest challenge in the merger and acquisition market in 2016 is the oil market. Botchway thinks more small oil companies will merge because of the crude prices. Many of the small oil companies don’t have a choice, according to Botchway because the price of crude isn’t going to improve in 2016. But even though the oil market is down, other segments of the U.S. economy are strong. Tech companies and online companies have been driving the merger and acquisition sector, and that should continue, according to Mr. Botchway. http://madisonstreetcapital.org/