Highland Capital Management Donates a Grant of $1 Million in Support of Family Violence Victims

In October 2016, The Family Place received a grant of $1 million from Highland Capital Management, LP to support its charitable initiatives. The President of HCM James Dondero made the announcement during an annual event organized by The Family Place. Mr. Dondero said the grant would be channeled through its philanthropic affiliate Highland Dallas Foundation, Inc. The Family Place is a Dallas based organization that focuses on helping victims of family violence. The organization was targeting to raise $2.8 million to support its Legacy Campaign, and HCM had pledged to contribute half of the amount raised in this campaign.

According to the co-founder of Highland, they accepted to support The Family Place after local authorities in Dallas requested well wishers to assist in ending the family violence issue in Dallas. The Legacy Campaign was supposed to fund the construction of Counseling Center in Central Dallas to cater for the needs of victims of family violence.

Insights about James Dondero

James Dondero is a Dallas based entrepreneur and businessman who in 1993 co-founded Highland Capital Management. He has worked in the credit and equity markets for over 30 years and has been mainly focusing on distressed and high-yield investment. Highland pioneered the formation of CLOs and credit solutions for individual and institutional investors globally. Under the leadership of Dondero, HCM has emerged as a leader in private equity fund, REITs, ETFs, hedge funds, CLOs, mutual funds and separate accounts.Mr. Dondero has received several accolades and honors such as the Lipper Award, Morningstar’s 5-star and Morningstar’s Healthcare Fund.

Before co-founding Highland Capital Management, Dondero served as CIO at Protective Life, an affiliate of GIC, where he helped it to grow from inception to over $2 billion asset under management.From 1985 to 1989, James Dondero worked at American Express serving as a Corporate Bond Analyst. He kicked off his career at Morgan Guaranty as an analyst. He graduated with highest honors from the University of Virginia where he majored in Accounting and Finance. He is an active philanthropist where he has supported various charitable causes in education, public policy and veteran affairs.

Todd Lubar- Success In Real Estate

The president of TDL Global Ventures, Todd Lubar has been making an impact on the business world for quite some time. Lubar has worked for more than two decades to help others achieve their real estate dreams. His passion for helping others has led him to work to improve the ability for people to get loans for their homes. Lubar recently spoke with ideamensch about what drives him and his passion for improving the real estate industry.

Lubar worked in the real estate industry for years. During nearly twenty years of work he realized that there are a number of barriers for people when trying to get their home. He wanted to do something to try to help these people. He created a product that provides great relief to these people. Lubar’s passion is quite obvious and he works hard to help others.

Todd Lubar credits his daily routine as a big reason for his success in business. Lubar starts almost every day with breakfast with his children and a morning workout. He believes these things help to clear his head and prepare his mind for the upcoming day. He also is convinced his will is a big part of his success. As an entrepreneur you must have a will combined with great ideas in order to create success. He consistently knows what is going on in the news and works hard to research and stay on top of industry trends. More detailsof his job can be found on LinkedIn.

Todd Lubar is is an entrepreneur and businessman who has worked in the real estate for many years. His success is obvious as he has ranked in the top 25 mortgage originators in the country for many years. He has spent his career working very hard to foster a culture of trust and open communication in his business. With such great passion for helping others, it is almost certain his work will continue on for many more years. You can visit his About.me page to know more.


The Leader In Boutique Investment Banking Is Madison Street Capital

Madison Street Capital is the financial advisor to the ARES Security Corporation based in Vienna, VA. The ARES Security Corporation is a security risk management company that provides state-of-the-art technology that protects vital assets worldwide.


The Internationally known Investment Banking firm assisted the company with a minority equity subordinated debt investment that would give them less than 50 percent of the voting shares.

The Madison Street Capital Senior Managing Director, Reginald McGaugh took the lead in the transaction. Corbel Structured Equity Partners provided the funding. Charles Botchway is the CEO of Madison Street Capital announced the business deal.


Corbel Structured Equity Partners designed a funding solution that satisfied all parties. The solution provided support, the ability to increase their sales and have access to Corbel Structured Equity Partners contacts for new revenue.


The President of Ares Security is Ben Eazzetta and he was impressed how quickly Madison Street Capital performed the Due Diligence to substantiate the facts of the business. Then they appraised the value of the business, located the right financial partner and then the process of raising the funds.


The Madison Street Capital reputation has soared across the International borders into Asia and Africa.

The company provides services to assist businesses with the Private Equity of the Buy and Sell side of a business, appraising the worth of a business, assistance with financial reporting and M&A for Hedge Funds.


* Corporate Advisors will assist the business in developing opportunities for new sources of revenue, financial backing and strategies to make the business more profitable.

* Building Wealth is having more revenue coming in and less going out of the business.

* How to Preserve the Wealth

* Tax planning assists the business owner to avoid lawsuits that reduce income and stay within compliance of the tax laws for the states, counties, cities and countries.

* A structured Exit Business Plan that allows the owner to get the most value from the business after the taxes have been paid and to protect the owners’ assets.


Madison Street Capital serves a variety of industries, for providing funding, financial management services for numerous industries across the globe:

* Technology

* Real Estate

* Construction

* Food and Agriculture

* Consumer Markets

* Distribution


Madison Street Capital was presented with a variety of awards for the years 2015 and 2016.

* Industrials Deal of the Year at the 15th annual International M&A Awards.

* The Cross-Border Deal of the Year at the 8th Annual International M&A Awards.

* The company was announced as the winner at the 7th Annual Emerging Leaders Awards.

* The winner of the Refinancing Deal of the Year for 2015 from the 10th Annual M&A Turnaround Awards.

* The NACVA’s 40 Under Forty Industry Mavericks Awards as the 2015 Honoree


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Madison Street Capital’s Anthony Marsala Recognized as M&A Advisor Emerging Leader

The M&A Advisor’s 7th Annual Emerging Leaders Awards honors Anthony Marsala for his notable accomplishments and business proficiency. The awards began in 2010 as the 40 Under 40 Awards. M&A, Turnaround, and Financing professionals are honored at the black tie awards gala to acknowledge the achievements of developing leaders. This event also introduces these new leaders to notable leaders in the business community. Marsala, a 15 year leveraged finance and M&A advisory veteran, was recently chosen as a participant in the 2016 Crain’s Leadership Academy Program. The M&A Advisor’s 7th Annual Emerging Leaders Awards will take place on June 10th at the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan, New York.

An integral part of what drives this investment banking firm is the importance placed on emerging markets. The international firm is based in Chicago, Illinois and was established in 2011. The firm makes a philanthropic effort to support needs of the community such as disaster relief. Madison Street Capital provides world class advisory services, merger & acquisition expertise, as well as financial advice. The company offers their services to public and private businesses alike. With a supreme level of professional standards, the firm represents many boards, special committees, shareholders, and companies. MSC is involved in multiple industry sectors including: private debt placements, valuation, ESOP advisory, fairness & solvency opinions, and restructuring. The company currently holds 100 deals in exclusive contracts.

MSC’s clients span across a wide range of industries from aviation and healthcare to media and real estate. The advisors at MSC are capital raising experts, with unparalleled negotiation skills and attention to detail. MSC’s services extend to companies seeking growth capital or intending to use the funds for M&A activities. The advisors raise funds based upon a strategic plan which includes valuation and risk mitigation. MSC has an immense network of institutional investors to leverage.

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