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Madison Street Capital, a Noted Thriving M&A Firm in Chicago, Sets Its Sights on Austin

Madison Street Capital plans new Austin office
Madison Street Capital of Chicago plans to open new Austin office

It’s an exciting time for Madison Street Capital, an award-winning boutique investment banking firm based in Chicago. By early 2019, the firm plans to establish a new office in Austin, Texas. This announcement was closely followed by recognition from Mergers & Acquisitions in its guide to 15 cities where M&A thrives.

Read on to learn more about the rapidly growing firm, its latest honor, and its planned expansion to the Texas capital.

About Madison Street Capital

Madison Street Capital is an experienced investment banking firm with a middle market focus. The firm offers services including corporate financial advising, mergers and acquisitions expertise, valuation services, and financial opinions for both publicly and privately held businesses. They assist with tax planning and compliance, business exit planning, capital restructuring, and more.

With years of experience and expertise, Madison Street Capital understands the time sensitivity of corporate finance. They pursue opportunities quickly, tenaciously, and with a firm commitment to integrity, excellence, leadership, and service. The firm prides itself on adopting the goals of its clients and working tirelessly to achieve each client’s desired outcome.

As a result, the fast-growing firm has assisted clients in hundreds of industry verticals in reaching their goals in a timely fashion. These industries include technology, healthcare, aerospace and defense, retail and food consumer markets, media and telecom, construction, real estate, energy, manufacturing, distribution, medical devices, transportation, and beyond. Collaboration with Madison Street has positioned these clients to succeed in the global marketplace.

Madison Street Capital holds numerous awards from The M&A Advisor, the premier leadership network of mergers and acquisitions. The M&A Advisor was founded in 1998 and “recognizes excellence, honors achievement, presents thought leadership, and facilitates connections among the world’s leading dealmaking professionals.”

Honors for Madison Street include the Refinancing Deal of the Year, Cross Border M&A Deal of the Year, Boutique Investment Firm of the Year, and Emerging Leaders award. They are also a 2015 honoree of NACVA’s 40 Under Forty Industry Mavericks award.

Middle Market Recognition

This growing success has garnered increased recognition for Market Street Capital. In October, Madison Street’s home base of Chicago was listed fifth on Mergers & Acquisitions’ list of 15 cities where M&A thrives.

Mergers & Acquisitions covers all aspects of middle-market dealmaking and provides real-time analysis of M&A news and trends on its website, themiddlemarket.com. Its monthly magazine is published in partnership with the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), a global organization of thousands of private equity firms, corporate officials, and intermediaries. Readership numbers over 20,000.

The fifteen cities on the list were identified as “fertile environments for dealmaking.” In explaining Chicago’s position on the list, the magazine named Market Street Capital as one of The Windy City’s top middle-market companies.

The article further explained that Chicago is “home to an unrivaled talent pool” and “centrally located at the nexus between European and Asian markets, and the North American free trade zone.” The region also offers a strong, globally diverse economy larger than that of many countries, in addition to one of the nation’s best quality-of-life to cost-of-living ratios. These factors make Chicago a prime location for Madison Street Capital to conduct business and offer its award-winning services.

Coming Soon: An Office in Austin, Texas

Austin, too, was listed in the top five thriving M&A cities, making it an unsurprising pick for Madison Street Capital’s upcoming additional location.

Austin was identified as “an inspiring environment for innovative entrepreneurs for decades.” The city has earned its “Silicon Hills” nickname based on its impressive tech industry. It’s also the Live Music Capital of the World and boasts a blossoming entertainment industry. The city’s South By Southwest (SXSW) conference brings together over 150,000+ people annually to “celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries.”

Madison Street Capital was drawn to the diverse, robust business landscape of the Texas capital. It’s the birthplace of Whole Foods, Yeti, and Dell, as well as an adopted home for Facebook, Google, Apple, and Dropbox. But the city isn’t all about tech giants—it’s also a place for thriving companies of varied industries and sizes.

Charles Botchway, CEO and founder of Madison Street Capital, says, “Austin is fast becoming a business and technology hub, and we want to make sure we have enough boots on the ground to provide our clients regional access to highly skilled investment banking professionals.”

For Botchway, Austin also happens to be home. He adds, “I am thrilled for this next round of growth in my own backyard. Having an opportunity to contribute to the economic growth of my home city is a bonus.”

The upcoming location will be the fifth total for Madison Street. In addition to the Chicago office, the firm is located in Cumming, Georgia; Haryana, India; and Accra, Ghana. These diverse locations reflect Madison Street Capital’s global view, placing an equal emphasis on local business relationships and global networks.

Currently, Madison Street is reviewing office locations in Austin. The target open date for the newest office is early 2019.


The energy, passion, and experience of the team at Madison Street Capital has yielded successful results, honors, awards, and continuing expansion. The company is especially noted for its commitment to helping clients achieve their goals and its integrity, excellence, leadership, and service.

In August, Madison Street announced plans to add a fifth location, this time in Austin, the thriving business hub and capital of Texas. The location is slated to open for business early next year. Two months later, the firm was featured in Mergers and Acquisitions as one reason that Chicago is a top five “city where M&A thrives.”

Moving forward, Madison Street Capital will continue to offer a wide range of financial services with a middle market focus, serving a wide range of industries across the nation and the globe.