How Investment Banking Could Benefit You


One thing that is very important for the success of a business is investment banking. It is important for business owners or managers to look for ways to make the most of their success as a business. There are plenty of tools. If a business makes the most of the tools that are available, it will maximize the success and the financial security that it has. People need as much assistance as they can get in order to avoid falling into some kind of financial trouble. Fortunately, investment banking is one of the tools that could be used in order to minimize failure and maximize success.

With an investment bank, clients are helped when it comes to raising capital. The investment bank is either an underwriter or an acting agent when it comes to issuing securities. Other activities that investment banks are helpful with are mergers, market making, derivatives trading fixed income services, and equities securities. Investments are a bit different from retail and commercial banks. They do not accept deposits. Instead, they work with two sides. One side is the buy side, and the other side is the sell side. With the sell side, the client trades securities for other securities including cash. The buy side deals more with advice provision.

One investment bank is Madison Street Capital. This company is an international firm for investment banking with office located in North America, Asia and Africa. Their focus is on providing services towards private companies and public companies in the middle market. They work with companies in tons of niche markets and industry verticals in order to meet the needs of each client. Madison Street Capital is one firm that is worth looking into for people that are looking for an investment banking firm. They are very trustworthy in keeping high standards of integrity.

Purina PetCare: A Leader In The Pet Food Industry!


I was recently reading the July 24, 2015 Purina news and saw that the company celebrated a landmark unveiling of a new dog park and 50 years in Crete, Nebraska. With the grand opening of the “Waggin” Tail Dog Park, which is a joint effort between Nestlé Purina’s Crete manufacturing facility and the city. The Nestlé Purina plant is an all-important enterprise to the Crete residents and the community overall.

Along with the 50-year celebration in Crete, the dog park grand opening share the spotlight with the company’s 50-year anniversary recognition in Crete. The pet food company represents the second largest employer in Crete, Nebraska. The employer provides jobs for an estimated 460 workers and has been a pinnacle integral part of the community for 50 years.

This company values its long-time partnerships with other local area organizations, like the public schools in Crete, and other business partners such as Crete Carrier Corporation. Purina Petcare values its associations with manufacturing plant employees. Originally, the factory was under the ownership of ALPO Pet Food, Inc., which opened in 1965.

In 1994, Nestlé acquired ALPO, and Ralston Purina acquired the company later in 2001. Currently, the Purina Petcare Company produces a variety of canned and dry food products. It is remarkable for a business to reach its 50th anniversary, but this particular enterprise has grown tremendously and has been a substantial asset to the community in Crete Nebraska.

Purina Petcare Promotes responsible, community involvement and positive bonding between people and their dogs. As a cutting-edge, worldwide marketer of pet food, Purina PetCare is a global leader in the industry of pet nutrition and wellness. They believe in development of dog food that nourishes the whole dog from providing energy to catch a frisbee in mid-air to fetching a frisbee from the backyard pool.

The dog owner’s bond with their furry friends is important. The connection enhances a dog’s life, as well as the dog’s human. Purina Petcare dedicates time to ensure that dogs have the best nutrition product available. There are countless scientists, nutritionists and researchers that have one objective to make sure dogs have the best nutrition money can buy.

Purina Petcare believes in result-driven nutrition. Research outcomes are the formula for providing dog lovers with the best quality nutrition in the market for their dogs. High-quality protein is important and a substantial element of a balanced diet for a dog’s health needs.

Dan Newlin Voted One Of Florida’s Best Personal Injury Lawyers


If you live in Florida and have suffered an injury as the result of an accident or negligence, there are a number of law firms that specialize in personal injury claims. Most personal injury lawyers handle tort law cases such as work-related injuries, slips and falls, automobile and defective products, just to name a few. The vast majority of lawyers who take on personal injury claims prefer to settle than allowing a case to linger on for months and sometimes years.

Florida personal injury lawyers must abide by a professional code of ethics to ensure their client’s best representation. Although laws vary state by state, all lawyers should evaluate a case and work the the client’s best interest. Money is always a factor when a law firm takes on a personal injury claim. Usually a firm won’t take on a case unless they have a reasonable assumption that they will receive a substantial settlement in court or if the case is settled.

Dan Newlin (Facebook) is a Florida personal injury attorney who has a highly-trained staff of professionals. His firm was recently awarded the award of “Super Lawyer Law Firm,” an award bestowed on only about 5% of Florida attorneys. Before pursuing a law degree, Newlin worked for the New Chicago, Indiana Police and Fire Department. After graduating from the Florida State College of law in 2000, Newlin began a successful career in Chicago and Florida.

Newland has secured nearly $150 in damages for injured clients. His firm focuses on personal injury, auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, construction accidents, wrongful death and medical negligence. Newlin and his staff prides itself on first-class legal representation. What started out as a small office with one secretary has grown to a giant firm with 75 employees. His solid track record has garnered him the reputation as one of the most sought-after personal injury firms in the state.

Andy Wirth Sidestepped Death to Lead Squaw Valley to Prosperity



Andy Wirth, who recently became head chairman of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board, has come a long way in the past few years. The name Andy Wirth might faintly niggle at the back of your brain but you probably don’t really know why. The truth is that Andy Wirth is the CEO of the Squaw Valley Ski Resort but you probably know of Wirth for his near deadly skydiving accident and the amazing recovery that followed thereafter.

If you ask Andy if he is an adrenaline junky he’d probably shake his head but there is no denyign that the man likes to take on nature, and he usually wins. Wirth is an avid skier, cycler, and triathlete but his passion has always been skydiving. On a fateful day last October Wirth went on his normal jump routine but something went terribly wrong. He was blown out of his landing zone and forced to land in a vineyard. This forced him to make evasive maneuvers in order to avoid trees and other debris. He end up hitting a pole, immediately taking his arm off.

Wirth was stuck with an arm injury that would rapidly cause him to bleed out. Instead of panicking or giving in to the injury, Wirth slowed his breathing and hummed a song in order to offset shock and stay calm. He was able to stay calm while slowing the blood flow long enough for help to arrive. He spent three months in a hospital before he was back out. Life had slowed down for the man in a way he wasn’t used to but he didn’t stay lax for long.

After recuperating ni the hospital Wirth then made friends with a member of a Navy Seal team and before long the Squar Valley CEO was back in the thick of things, this time racing in the vaunted IRONMAN. Now Wirth runs for a purpose, more than just the adrenaline, as he represents a Navy Seal Foundation that raises money for soldiers who have lost their limbs or their lives while defending the country.

Allergan to dispose of Generics Business


Allergan, the pharmaceuticals maker, is reportedly near a deal with Teva to sell its generic pharmaceutical business. The deal is expected to be announced on Monday and may be for a price as large as $45 billion. The two companies appear to be still in negotiation and working on settling on a price ranging from the low of $40 billion to $45 billion. The composition of the sale price, either through cash or additional shares of stock, have not been settled on or announced either.

Israeli based Teva is one of the dominant players in the generic drugs business and has been in the hunt for some deals to complete in this space. Teva lost the opportunity to acquire Mylan NV earlier in the year when Mylan’s foundation exercised a call option on the stock which gave them control of the company and they rejected the offer. Teva, which has a current market cap of $60 billion would benefit from economies of scale and would be able to significantly increase their footprint by selling to new customers.

This acquisition of Shaygan Kheradpir is part of a larger series of mergers and acquisitions in the pharmaceutical and health care space that has a wide variety of companies including pharma companies to insurers combining and reaping the benefits of cheap borrowings to fund these acquisitions while interest rates are low.

Allergan is looking to streamline their operations on a few profitable products to juice investor returns and benefit shareholders to the greatest extent possible with this sale.

New Dog Walker App That Lets You Follow Your Pet’s Trip


Nowadays, it seems that there is a smartphone app out there to satisfy just about any need or reasonable desire that you can come up with. Statistical data shows that as of May of this year, users of the Android alone had about 1.5 million options in apps. Social apps, entertainment apps, shopping apps, tool apps and on and on they go.

But, what if you’re a pet owner that suddenly gets stuck out of town or late at the office and Fido needs to take care of business that you don’t want to come home and step in? This too can be handled safely and securely with a new app called Wag. It’s easy to use and is sensibly priced, considering your alternatives.

Dog owners like James Dondero after filling out some basic information about his dog such as name, age and personality traits, submit hiscredit card number and he’s good to go. Supplying the name and phone number of your pet’s veterinarian is optional, but highly suggested just in case. You can schedule planned walks ahead of time, or in a crunch, click the “right now button” for service within the hour. Your pet’s needs can be taken care of by a professional seven days a week between 6am and 11pm.

The standard rate for a 30 minute walk is $20 and $5 more for an additional dog. If your pooch needs a bit longer to socialize and get more exercise, an hour long stroll can be scheduled for $30. You can even follow along on the trip with the GPS map and get updates on social interactions as well as when they relieve themselves.

Less Expensive than Manhattan


Apartment communities are great places to make friends, to live in secure environments with doormen and ultimately live in a place where everything is taken care of for you. In addition, with many people working from home, at least part of the time, it is really nice to live in a complex where there is access to a fitness facility, bike storage, laundry facilities, parking garages and those which are also not far from mass transportation, especially in the greater New York tri-state area. In a lot of ways, higher end apartment complexes are like living in luxurious hotels. New Jersey has its fair share of these communities, and they cater to those that are looking for a little more than a place to hang their hat. The Aspire, in New Brunswick, New Jersey does just that.

This community was designed with residents needs in mind. There is a covered parking garage and bike storage on the premises. There is also two spacious outdoor decks, with one being on the 18th floor providing panoramic city views. You can also feel safe with a 24-hour doorman lobby. Apartments are often not big enough to entertain in, at least not if you are entertaining more than a few people. The Aspire has a Resident Club which has a kitchen attached to it, as well as a library and dining room. This area can be booked by residents for parties or other gatherings requiring some additional space than one might have in their apartment. All residents can enjoy the 24-hour, state-of-the-art fitness facility. This community is also pet friendly, and every apartment also comes equipped with a washer and dryer.

New Brunswick has a thriving night life, and this complex is surrounded by an eclectic mix of bars, restaurants and shopping options. The company that completed The Aspire project, also owns One Spring Street, another upscale community of New Brunswick luxury apartments. There is also another New Jersey apartment complex being undertaken by this development firm in Newark called One Rector Street. This is the first high-rise that is being built in this city, which unfortunately is the home to decaying structures that are reminiscent of an earlier, thriving, and industrial time.

Reinvesting in these areas is going to bring much needed additional housing options to Northern New Jersey in particular, which is home to an enormous amount of Manhattan residential overflow. Newark is also only about a 20 minute commute to the city for those that are looking for less expensive housing options while also wanting to avoid long commutes. New Jersey is a great place to live if you work in Manhattan, as you get a lot more for your money while remaining commutable distance from work and one of the world’s most thriving cities.

Dan Newlin for Accident and Injury Representation


Dan Newlin is an attorney licensed to practice in both Illinois and Florida. His career is focused around helping injury victims throughout their legal process. Dan Newlin was an EMT, police officer and Deputy Sheriff earning several awards and honors along the way. Through the years Attorney Newlin has helped individuals from all walks of life to overcome some of the difficulties faced after a major injury occurs.

When you are injured in an accident or some other means, a qualified attorney licensed in your state can provide excellent relief and protect your rights throughout any legal process. Choosing the right person means finding someone that has the education, experience and desire to help you get what you deserve in your case. Attorney Newlin has over 150 million dollars in recoveries for injury and accident victims. With over 75 employees and a large team of highly skilled attorneys on his team, Dan Newlin has developed a solid reputation as a fierce attorney defending the rights of his clients.

Starting his legal career in 2000, Dan Newlin has 15 years of experience. This is a valuable asset for clients interested in having someone in their corner with the background to get the job done. The challenges facing individuals suffering from injury can be overwhelming. Having a professional there to help negotiate the legal waters can be a big advantage when you are trying to make ends meet. With a large team of highly motivated and well educated professionals at his side, Dan Newlin prides himself on being the hero for those that can’t defend themselves during these times. This graduate of Florida State College of Law has a good track record for coming through for his clients in most legal situations relating to accident or injury in both Florida and Illinois.

Joseph Bismark Unites Good Business with Good Karma


The following is a summary of a very interesting article about Joseph Bismark which I read on the blog Bring on the Random.

As the above title suggests, Joseph Bismark (a member of the Board of Directors of Quest) has incorporated his love of truth and spirituality into the business world. To many, this is counter-intuitive, as one’s first thoughts of Wall Street are of cut throat competition, where it’s no holds barred when it comes to obtaining that all powerful tool – information. 

Mr. Bismark’s interesting story begins in the Philippines, where, as a youth (at the tender age of 9!), he became a monk in a mountain ashram, where he stayed until he was seventeen. Marrying his spiritual beliefs with the ways of big business, he quickly skyrocketed and was the QI Group’s Managing Director by 2008 and was instrumental in founding Qnet.

Because of his convictions in strong team work, running business with the highest ethical standards, his concepts of success do not necessarily mean more money. He emphasizes, not surprisingly, spiritual and self-fulfillment. 

At the QI group, employees find a much more laid back and worker-friendly environment than one expects at such a large and important company. Mr. Bismark’s eschewed the corporate lifestyle that comes with being at the top, including the stress, trials and tribulations of big business. 

Qnet is a direct selling company. Mr. Bismark has emphasized employees are not automatons, but humans, and function happier, more efficiently and successfully with less stress and more teamwork. To gain more insight into his philosophies, you can avail yourself of his work as a writer and a motivational speaker. You will learn that his approach is one of keeping the employees spiritually sound so as to maximize the experience for the customer, which is the ultimate goal of any business. You can see videos on his blog. 

The success he has had by combining business smarts with a lot less stress (again, learned from his days as a monk) can not be disputed. A quick glance at QI Groups profits and world wide reach prove this. 

Beneful Dog Food Makes Feeding Your Dog Beneficial


Any dog owner will tell you, their dog is an important family memeber. Our dogs are just as important as our children, so when it comes to their health and nutrition. dog parents want whats best for their babies. With so many dog food brand and products on the market, it becomes hard to know which is best. Purina is here to make the choice as easy as a walk in the dog park, Beneful is dedicated to keeping your dog healthy, and happy with it’s wet and dry dog food and dog snacks. Knowing that your dog is getting everything it needs, leaves you with more time to spend at play.

Because nobody likes to eat the same thing everyday, Beneful offers a full line of dog food and snacks in a huge assortment of flavors. Your dog may be in the mood for lamb one night and chicken the next, perhaps your dog has a hankering for one of the many medleys and chopped blends in the Beneful line. Carrots, rice, green beans and barely are all lovely accents in your dog’s favorite foods, so rest assured that they are getting the very best.

Purina is makes feeding your dog easy, and affordable by taking the guess work out of buying dog food. Most importantly, with Beneful your dog will always have the healthiest meal, every time he cleans his dish. Don’t let other brands fool you, trust Purina’s reputation in providing quality products that will keep your hungry pets healthy and happy for years to come.