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Madison Street Capital and MSME Technology Development Centre of India form Collaborative Strategic Partnership

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Madison Street Capital and MSME Technology Development Centre of India form Collaborative Strategic Partnership

Partnership Will Focus on Assisting Member Companies in the Creation of Joint Ventures, Technology Transfers, and Strategic Alliances with International Companies

Chicago/Gurgaon, India --December 2014 –Madison Street Capital is pleased to announce the formation of a collaborative strategic partnership with the MSME Technology Development Centre of India (MSME). The announcement was made by Charles Botchway, CEO of Madison Street Capital.

“This strategic partnership creates a unique blend of knowledge, resources, and opportunities that can enable business owners to succeed and drive economic growth,” said Charles Botchway, CEO of Madison Street Capital. “As a global investment banking firm, Madison Street Capital is well versed in what it takes to create successful cross border transactions, partnerships, and business operations. Through this new partnership, we will share our knowledge and experience while assisting businesses and individuals in achieving their strategic goals.”

The focus of the strategic partnership will be to assist members of the MSME through collaboration on specific projects that are targeted at solving the organizational challenges of the participating organizations, including joint ventures, M&A, capital raising, corporate restructuring and a variety of corporate advisory services.

“The chief objective behind this collaborative strategic partnership will be to help and assist the numerous casting and forging companies in India to explore growth possibilities through joint ventures, technology transfers and strategic alliance options with international companies by leveraging the global connections and international cross border deal structuring capabilities of Madison Street Capital,” said Jaydip Sinha, Managing Director of Madison Street Capital. “The MSME’s member companies will also be able to explore the possibilities of financing and corporate advisory services such as buy-side, sell-side and corporate restructuring opportunities with the assistance of Madison Street Capital. It is a win-win for all parties.”

Additionally, the strategic partnership will facilitate the sharing of knowledge, resources, and information through the newly created technology collaboration desk that will serve as a single resource in assisting industry players in evaluating their growth needs, identifying partners, and will provide strategic guidance on how to overcome their challenges and drive economic growth.

“The new strategic partnership with Madison Street Capital is innovative in many ways, including the creation of an International Technology Collaboration Desk (ITCD)," said Mr. R. Paneerselvam, Principal Director of MSME - TDC(PPDC), Agra. "Based at the MSME-TDC's facility at Foundry Nagar, Agra beginning the 6th of December, the ITCD will be jointly staffed by representatives from the MSME-TDC, as well as MSC, and will serve as the focal point of our collaboration with our members."

Madison Street Capital is deeply involved in providing training and consultation globally to middle market companies on business growth and sustainability. Through several partnerships with India’s top educational institutions, including the Pailan Group, the Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management and the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, an Institutional arm of the Government of India’s Ministry of Corporate Affairs; Madison Street Capital continues to share their extensive experience and knowledge with businesses and individuals looking to learn, grow, and solve their business challenges.

“At Madison Street Capital, we are continually seeking new ways to provide our clients with the very best services available, while working tirelessly to create new forums and platforms for business owners and leaders to learn and remain informed on market dynamics and strategic growth opportunities,” said Nitin Jain, Assistant Vice President of Madison Street Capital. “This new partnership will be a platform to assist businesses in meeting their strategic growth needs.”

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About MSME:

MSME Technology Development Centre acts as a Process and Product Development Centre for technological up-gradation of small scale castings & forging industries.  It was set up at Agra in the later half of 1985 with the assistance of Govt. of India, Govt. of Uttat Pradesh & UNDP/UNIDO. Initially, it was a government setup under SIDO and later converted into an autonomous body w.e.f. 21st July, 1986. The affairs of the centre are managed by a Governing Council under the chairmanship of AS & DC (SSI). The principal Director is the chief executive of the centre. The centre has four major divisions including Testing Division, Product Development Division comprising of Foundry, Forge, Heat treatment & Machine shops, Training and Consultancy. For more information, please visit their website at: www.ppdcagra.in.

About Madison Street Capital:

Madison Street Capital is an international investment banking firm that provides mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisory, financial advisory, financing services, valuation services, and operational improvement and restructuring services to public and private businesses as well as asset managers.  Madison Street Capital has focused expertise in partnering with middle-market firms to successfully navigate complex transactions and successfully assist clients in optimizing the potential of their organizations.  Madison Street Capital’s experienced professionals serve clients across the globe from offices in North America, Asia, and Africa.  For additional information, please visit our website at www.madisonstreetcapital.com  or give us a call at 312-529-7000.