George Soros and His “Brexit” Concerns

George Soros is a famed investor who was born in 1930 in Hungary, a Central European nation. He’s extremely well-known as a currency trader and philanthropist. He’s the creator of Open Society Foundations, a global grant making organization that assists civil society entities around the planet. Soros launched the foundation back in the early nineties.

The United Kingdom has recently been in news headlines all around the world. This is due to the fact that the island nation may choose to make an exit from the EU (The European Union). On Tuesday, June 21st, 2016, Soros expressed his desire for the United Kingdom to remain part of the European Union. He did this prior to a vote that would determine the outcome and future of the nation’s status. Other notable public figures who agreed with Soros’ wishes include both Victoria and David Beckham, a well-known vocalist and athlete respectively.

Soros stated that a vote that allowed the country to say goodbye to the European Union could prove to be seriously detrimental. According to George Soros, a departure could potentially harm lifestyles for citizens. It could also potentially lead to a major drop for the United Kingdom’s currency, the pound. The drop could be worse than the one that occurred close to half a century ago on infamous “Black Wednesday.” Black Wednesday took place on September 16th, 1992.

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Soros elaborated by indicating that the pound could drop by a minimum of 15 percent. It could even potentially drop by over 20 percent as well. He expressed these fears in a Guardian newspaper opinion article. The United Kingdom experienced a catastrophe due to European Exchange Rate Mechanism problems back in September of 1992. The nation’s currency, as a result, had a significant 15 percent value drop.

The investment expert noted that a pound drop probably wouldn’t cause a manufacturing export surge. This type of surge did occur in 1992. Soros doesn’t believe that a potential “Brexit” (the nickname for Britain bowing out from the European Union) would lead to that scenario.

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Soros isn’t going to have to argue with international sports sensation David Beckham. The beloved athletic figure made it clear that he wants the United Kingdom (his home nation) to stay a member of the European Union. He said that the citizens of the world dealing with global issues in a united manner could benefit future generations. Victoria, his wife, said something of a similar nature. The star stated that she has a strong belief in her home nation. She wants her children to be able to enjoy a future that encourages togetherness.

Soros resided in the United Kingdom for a while. He moved there in 1947 to attend the London School of Economics.

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Madison Streets Capital Cofounder Recognized for his proficiency in Business

Anthony Marsala is the of cofounder Madison Streets Capital, LLC and currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the company. Marsala is instrumental in managing and leading the company in Europe, Africa and Asia. Marsala also superintends the firm’s analytical team which role is to perform all business valuation work of the firm, corporate financial and M&A clients.


Anthony Marsala was just recently recognized by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) in their 40 under forty recognition program. NACVA recognizes those under forty that have made astonishing advances in financial forensics, business valuation, expert witness testimony, litigation consulting and mergers and acquisitions and related professions. The honors were selected by the Executive staff of NAVCA and CTI.


Both NAVCA and CTI were created on the basis of excellence, superior quality and the vision of young leaders in all spectrum of accounting and financial consulting professions. The recognition does give a voice to the young and upcoming generation of experts and also recognizes their contribution to the profession and their community.


The 40 honorees are selected from a pool of over 125 nominees. The NAVCA and CTI Executive Staff are the ones that chose the nominees that have made an impact in certain fields. They then feature the raising stars in different press releases.


Anthony Marsala expertise is in business valuation, M&A, and corporate finance. He has reviewed a huge number of valuations and transactional engagements over a period of 13 years. All this has been in different industry sectors and company sizes. Specifically, he has focused on early stage ventures and middle market companies. Mr. Marsala engagements have been in the energy sector, medical devices, technology, food and agriculture, manufacturing, wholesale and distribution, staffing, biotech and pharmaceutical and much more.


Marsala attended the Loyola University of Chicago and where he studied Finance and Information Systems. He also has a Master’s Diploma in Strategy from Said Business School. Mr. Marsala is a member of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA).


Madison Street Capital standard as an international investment banking firm are of high integrity. They are committed to providing top corporate financial advisory services, financial opinion, mergers and acquisition expertise and valuation services of both public and private held companies. The company operates and has offices in North America, Asia and Africa.


Madison Street Capital analyses each of their clients uniquely give them the best match between buyers and sellers, create capitalization structures and arrange appropriate financing to optimize the client’s potential.

Madison Street Capital’s Founder Receives Professional Award

The National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts honored Anthony Marsala, co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Madison Street Capital, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Every year they recognize 40 Under Forty top professionals in the valuation industry. They look for those in the business who have exhibited extraordinary abilities in business valuations, financial forensics, expert witness testimony, litigation consulting and mergers and acquisitions activities. And who are under the age of 40. The Executive Staff of the NACVA and the Consultants’ Training Institute chooses the honorees from a pool of 125 nominated.

According to the judges, there were many excellent candidates, so determining the winners was a hard job.

NACVA and CIT were both founded to promote excellence in the accounting and financial consulting industry. They believe in pioneering with all visionary leaders in the profession whether or not their firms are officially affiliated with NACVA and CIT. They designed the 40 Under Forty award to recognize the next generation.

Brien K. Jones, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President for NACVA and CIT said they wished to recognize the next generation which will contribute to the profession. They want the best of the best leaders and innovators.

Marsala leads and manages Madison Street Capital’s presence in Asia, Africa and Europe. His duties also include overseeing analytical and due diligence teams in Madison Street. They perform the business valuation work for clients in Corporate Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions.

Madison Street Capital is a boutique investment banking firm based in Chicago Illinois, with offices on three continents. They perform valuation services for both publicly listed and private companies. They perform these services in the course of helping clients raise capital for their businesses, merge with or acquire other businesses, re-organize their capital structures and pursue bankrupty. They also help calculate the value of goodwill and other intangible assets.

Madison Street Capital has worked with middle-market firms in hundreds of verticals and niche markets. They analyze every client to determine their unique business needs. They work hard to find the best combination of buyers and sellers for every transaction. They arrange appropriate financing.

Marsala graduated from the Loyola campus of the University of Chicago, and also went to the University of Oxford, the Said Business School. He worked for Advisory & Intermediary Services as Director of Strategic Analytical Services and for Houlihan Smith & Company as Senior Managing Director before co-founding Madison Street Capital.