Ricardo Guimarães Helps Brazilian Athletes Through BMG Funding

 

Football is a huge sport in Brazil, which is why the BMG Bank goes above and beyond to help their investors. This bank has already made a name for them by utilizing the countries payroll loan model, but they are still branching out into other sorts of investment. It began back in 2008; Mining Bank was the one who made the first investments in the football players. BMG saw that it was a good source of interments, and soon they joined the ranks. Their president, Ricardo Guimarães, ensured that he could help those who didn’t have the best economic rights as players. He looked to those in the Brazilian Championships and wanted to help at least five teams in the initial division. The goal was to give them a sponsorship contract.

In 2009, investment funds were created as part of the fund shares. More than 50 athletes profited from this venture. It was over $50 million in equity. Many of the characteristics that have been included have increased the relationship of BMG and the various Brazilian sports clubs. The process is really interesting. First, the bank loans money to the individual football teams. The teams often need cash to cover their massive expenses. If and when the team has a hard time repaying the loan they have, BMG rescues their loan. They will take a piece of the athletes’ interest. The basically own the rights to these players. When the players go to on the auctioning block, the bank will get the money they gave them for the loan from the player’s sales.

Most sports teams have capital, but very few have cash. They see it as a win-win situation when they enter into an agreement with BMG. Since this bank is in the football business, they know all about the associations. Though they are very silent about which partnerships they own interest in, Bench Press does know about these relations. Ricardo Guimarães is the president and CEO of BMG. He has made no formal statement to the press regarding his support of athletes. The relationship between the bank and BMG’s football investments were verified by Hyssa Moises. While Moises is not an employee of the bank at this time, he knows that the fund’s advisor has no authority to disclose the players’ names; the legal department is the only ones that could do such a thing.

Brazilian football has BMG on their side, but they are just one of many investors. BMG is interested in various sports to diversify their assets.

NACVA Honors Madison Street Capital Co-Founder Anthony Marsala

 

According to an article originally published in the Chicago Tribune, Anthony Marsala the Co-founder and COO of Madison Street Capital has been recognized by th National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA). NACVA has placed Marsala on its 2015 40 Under Forty list. In order to make the cut NACVA looked at nominees for their list that were under the age of forty and made extraordinary advances or successes within litigation counseling, financial forensics, mergers and acquisitions, business valuation, expert witness testimony, and similar professions. The CTI and Executive Staff of NACVA decided on the final list of honorees.

Being a part of the list is a top honor, especially this year as the judges stated that they were overwhelmed with the list of qualified nominees which made the final decisions quite difficult to make. Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of the NACVA, Brien K. Jones, explained that the list was created to help recognize visionary leaders in the financial and accounting consulting professions. The 20 Under Forty list was created so that they the next generation of mavericks could be recognized for what they have already given to their professions and community and what they will continue to give. Those who make the final cut are considered to be the best of the best in the industry.

Over 125 people were nominated for the list of 40 making the inclusion of Anthony Marsala a testament to the strength of the young leader. Marsala currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Madison Street Capital and along with CEO Charles Botchway has helped the financial firm develop a strong international presence in Asia, Europe, and Africa. In addition to running the company, he also directly overseas the analytical and due diligence teams of Madison Street Capital which take care of all business valuation work for clients.

It is no surprise that Marsala is on the list as he has been dedicated to the industry since his graduation from Loyola University of Chicago where he studied Information Systems and Finance. Following graduation he attended the University of Oxford and earned a Master’s Degree in Strategy. Over the past 13 years he has reviewed and performed numerous transactional engagements and valuations in many industries and companies. His specialties however are early stage ventures and middle market companies.