Jim Larkin

He has been called by many names. A hero of the people is one of them. Well, James Larkin’s birth and birthplace would tell nothing of this change of events. He was named after his father, a great man. His mother just like the latter was an emigrant of Ireland.

James Larkin had a kind heart since his youth. He was compassionate and had a soft spot for people who were suffering like his family.

Despite the love that they had for each other, the fact that they lived in slums, which were in Liverpool, alone was enough to sadden them every day and night. The direct reason is because life in slums never gets easier.

James Larkin then started taking up the name “folk hero” when he decided to be working and also studying while just seven years of age. This move helped his family a great deal. Read more: James Larkin | Ireland Calling and Jim Larkin | Biography

He was able to support them materially and financially. He did this for the next seven years and hit the first hiccup of his life when his mentor and father passed on.

James Larkin senior died to an illness that took him away so fast. His son tried to fit into his shoes by working at the firm he used to be in, as his replacement.

He tried for two years and failed because of the wages and treatment that were both given according to expertise. This was not fair, but Liverpool did not know fairness in labor until Jame Larkin took his first bold move into trade unionism.

This began with NUDL which he became a part of in the year 1905. The union served his campaigns well until he decided that it was not enough. His idea to have the people of Ireland who worked hard labor, without focus on any level of experience, under one umbrella organization had not been met.

Therefore, he formed NUDL which Jame Connoly helped in running and also managing. James Connoly was James Larkin’s most trusted friend and ally for many years.

However, he passed on in 1816 during the Easter Rising which took place in Ireland. James Larkin also followed suit in 1947 having achieved most of his life’s dreams.

Madison Street Capital Wins the M&A Advisor Awards Again

The M&A Advisor has yet again announced that Madison Street Capital is a winner of the M&A Advisor awards. The announcement was made at the gala at the Metropolitan Club November of 2017. What area did they excel in to receive this award? They were named as a winner for the Debt Financing Deal of the Year. This award gala was the 16th annual award ceremony, and yet another gala in which Madison Street Capital was awarded for their outstanding service.


The category of Debt Financing Deal of the Year was awarded for their transaction with WLR Automotive. Madison Street Capital has always been considered a leading dealmaker in financial transactions. Their stellar record has set them apart from the crowd totaling more than 650 participants that take part in the gala for the M&A Advisor awards. CEO of Madison Street Capital, Charles Botchway, stated that, “We are honored to be the recipients of the M&A Advisor awards this year in the debt financing category”.


Also giving credit to his Senior Managing Director Barry Petersen, Botchway was continued to bring Madison Street Capital to the top of their game year after year. Each year, the firm has exceeded their previous year on hedge fund activity, with closing more than 42 deals in 2015. This meant that 2016 had to be a record year, leading up to 2017 in numerous categories for the firm. This privately held equity firm based in Chicago, IL, has now been doing business for more than 12 years, offering services in private equity, mergers and acquisitions, tax services, corporate tax planning, business valuation, venture capital services and more.


Madison Street Capital isn’t just a private equity firm, but they are also involved in many philanthropic efforts. One of the companies they offer support to on a regular basis is United Way. United Way has long been an organization dedicated to offering help and support to those who have suffered from a natural disaster. Offering food and shelter to those in need is a big deal, and it is most certainly a worthy cause for those who are without the most basic needs. This is where Madison Street Capital has stepped in, making a difference for their community and for others all over the world. Their goal is to build strong businesses, but it is also to build strong support for many endeavors like United Way.