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Why Madison Street Capital Deserves M&A Advisor Award

Those who took the time to learn the demanding financial industry demonstrate the ease of receiving awards and accolades as well. For example, Madison Street Capital, one of the major financial institutions and international investment banking firm that is committed to leadership, excellence and integrity has been nominated as a finalist for the 14th Annual M&A Advisor Awards. Just as investors required a trustworthy company that has many skill sets and plenty of experience in this industry, Madison Street Capital’s awards can come a long way in its future business dealings.

M&A Advisor Award is meant to recognize firms and professionals who have made great contributions in the financial industry such as financing, restructuring and deal-making. CEO of Madison Street Capital, Charles Botchway, is fully aware of what his company is getting into – new challenges, more demand and esteemed recognition the company has been waiting for. “It is always an honor to be recognized by other professionals in the industry”, he exclaims. He points out the advantages the award will bring to his company’s partners such as FabTrol and AVEVA as well. The winners of the awards will be announced on November 17, 2015 at the 14th Annual M&A Advisor Awards Gala held at New York Athletic Club. For your information, M&A Advisor which is hosting the award ceremony was founded in 1998 and has been offering insights and intelligence to many activities in the business world including mergers and acquisitions. More details on the list of all award finalists can be found in an article recently published on

More About Madison Street Capital LLC

Madison Street Capital provides many financial services to individuals and firms including, but not limited to, advisory services, financial opinions, valuation services, trust service, mergers and acquisitions. The company aims to provide these services to help its clients succeed in the global marketplace. The communities formed around Madison Street Capital are so strong because they all inherently work together in reaching their goals. With a wide and often confusing information in the real world of finance, it is good to have a firm like this that addresses clients’ needs and concerns in enough depth. Because of its focus, it is a great resource for investors. Here professionals are experts with valuable skills in capital management and other areas of finance. This has become the firm for many investors to turn to for financial advice in both real and virtual world.

Purina Has Become a Leader in Pet Products

Created in December 2001, Nestlé Purina Petcare was established when Nestlé purchased Ralston Purina, which in 1894 stared as a business selling horse-feed, for $10.3 billion, then merged the business with Friskies Petcare Co. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, Nestlé Purina Petcare manufactures food, treats and litter for pets under brand names such as Beneful, Friskies, Purina Dog Chow, Purina One and Purina Pro Plan. The trend of spending more money on pets by consumers in the United States as well as globally has made Nestlé Purina Petcare the second largest company for pet food as of 2012.

As the two companies continued to be combined, in 2002, the Friskies PetCare Company operations in Arden Hills, Minnesota, Jefferson, Missouri and St. Joseph, Missouri slowed their production of dry dog food and began to incorporate the manufacturing of the dry products at the Ralston facilities. Wet food production was then being increased at the expanded plants located in the Dunkirk, New York facility, as well as in the St. Joseph, Missouri location.

I’ve even seen some Purina news about their participation and sponsorship of charities and fundraising events for pets. A collaboration with the Canine Health Foundation in 2003 supports veterinary research advancement, and in 2004 after Hurricane Charley hit Florida, Nestlé Purina Petcare donated money to local animal shelters in the amount of $100,000, as well as supplying 80 tons of food for pets affected by the hurricane. Also, as a supporter of pets joining their owners at work for the past 17 years, Nestlé Purina kicked off its Take Your Dog to Work Day on June 26, 2015 to encourage employers to participate in the Pets at Work effort. The goal was to set a world record for the most pets being brought to work.

Along with pet foods and treats, Nestlé Purina Petcare also became involved in selling pet insurance in 2008 out of its separately formed company, PurinaCare, out of San Antonio, TX. In addition, Petfinder, a website for pet adoption was purchased by the company in 2013. Manufacturing ventures in Australia, Germany and Hungary were increased during the period between 2010 and 2012, further expanding the company’s revenue.

Keeping it cold or hot with S’well bottle

S’well is not like other water bottles. According to the S’well Wikipedia, it is designed to keep things hot for 12 hours and cold for 24 hours making it the ideal water bottle for training or traveling. Its different sizes retail online for between 25 dollars and 45 dollars. 

Lisa Rose decided to test if the bottle is truly designed as the manufacturer claims. She filled the S’well with ice and cold water and did the same to an ordinary water bottle. She then carried them along for her track training. Temperatures of inside the S’well and the water bottle just after being filled were 40 and 48 degrees respectively. 
After a period of five hours, the temperatures of the S’well and the bottle were taken. The temperature of the ordinary water bottle was at 79 degrees while that of the S’well was at 41. S’well was doing quite well despite the 100 degrees temperature outside.
The temperatures were taken again after 24 hours. The temperature inside the ordinary water bottle had risen to 84 degrees while that of the S’well was still at 65 degrees. This is a gain of only 25 degrees in 24 hours. 
When tested with hot coffee, the temperature dropped from 168 degrees to 142 degrees in six hours and to 126 degree 12 hours. At 126 degrees, the coffee is still warm enough to drink. This makes the bottle ideal for both cold and hot things. Unlike other bottles, S’well does not sweat when carrying cold water. S’well fits in a standard cup holder and should not be placed inside a freezer or fridge.
The writer watched the report on local channel KWCH12.

New Advertisement for Beneful

Purina recently announced a new ad campaign for Beneful brand dog food on PR Newswire. The people who make this wonderful brand of dog food tell us just why they happily feed it to their own dogs.

Beneful employees only have good things to day about this brand of dog food and are confident that you will love it for your beloved pet as much as they love it for their own.
This campaign has not only a television commercial, but also features digital and print ads that show the Atlanta team with their furry friends. The ad even debuted in the New York Times with a full page in the Sunday edition of the paper.
The lawsuit was based around false information stating that Beneful was having a recall on the popular dog food, but the truth of the matter is that about half a billion Beneful meals have been fed to roughly fifteen million happy, healthy dogs in the year 2014. That says a lot about this amazing brand of dog food! Buy a bag for your dog today!