In late August 2018, the Chicago-based Madison Street Capital announced that Lawrence Alioto joined the Capital Markets team as a Managing Director. From his new role he will advise clients that are in the technology sector on corporate and M&A finance transactions.
Madison Street Capital is an international, middle market investment banking firm. The firm was founded in 2005 and has its headquarters in Chicago, Illinois, as well as offices in Asia, Africa and North America. They provide a large amount of financial services, such as hedge fund administration, financial asset management, corporate advisory, and business valuation, among many others. They have assisted clients in a number of different industry sectors, which allowed them to gain experience and become a leading provider of financial advisory.
Lawrence Alioto holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Southern California. Prior to working for Madison Street Capital, he held different executive roles for companies such as VeriTainer Corporation, and Kaizen Oil. He began his career working as an option trader and currency futures, on the floor at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and later on he worked for PaineWebber in San Francisco, as a registered representative.
From the year 2004 to 2013, Lawrence Alioto worked for VeriTainer Corporation, being one of the founding principle and at one point acting as the Company’s President. Since then, he has developed and financed different business interests, including energy efficient technologies, medical devices, as well as film production. He is a member of Kaizen Oil Corp’s Board of Directors. Under an asset acquisition model, Kaizen Oil Corp. is leveraging an oil recovery solution.
Alioto is bringing deep experience in finance and business development, having had the chance to apply his skill both in the United States and internationally. The current CEO of Madison Street Capital, Charles Botchway, noted that the company felt that due to the fact that technology continues to become more present, and demand from companies in that sector is increasing, Madison Street Capital felt that it was important to add someone to the board that has Alioto’s strong tech background. The firm is also currently expanding to Austin, Texas, and the CEO mentioned the expansion could result in a greater need for Alioto’s expertise.
Lawrence Alioto stated that he is excited to help Madison Street Capital face the unique set of challenges that tech industry M&A transactions are presenting. He also note that the work the firm does is important in the area, as they are giving middle-market companies a chance to grow and to potentially become innovators in the tech industry. Emerging markets are viewed by Madison Street Capital as the core component that drives the global growth of their clients.