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Desiree “Des” Perez is not the typical entertainment executive to say the least. Being a female in a male-dominated industry has never caused her any concern as she thrives on being to hang with the most powerful men in music. Her tough negotiation style has made Des one of the most ferocious executives in the industry.
Recently, Billboard named Des as a Digital Power Player. As the Chief Operation Officer of streaming service TIDAL as well as Roc Nation, Perez is perhaps the most powerful female executive in music. Des led the $200 million deal with Sprint, which added up to 45 million customers to its subscription base. TIDAL has also given its subscribers exclusive tickets to JAY-Z’s 2017-18 tour. Perez brought in former Sony senior executive Richard Sanders to take over as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of TIDAL, a move that could pay huge dividends.
Des has been the COO of Jay-Z’s Roc nation since 2009 and has generated billions of dollars managing the label and tours. She has been a close friend of Jay-Z for the better part of 20 years and has managed a number of highly successful entertainment venues in New York City. She has made her most significant contributions at the negotiation table, securing deals for Beyoncé’s Formation Stadium, the Rihanna Samsung deal, and even helped Major League Baseball star Robinson Cano secure a 10-year, $240 million deal with the Seattle Mariners. Her presence at the negotiation table is almost required when Roc Nation attempts to make a big money deal
Madison Street Capital started off the year on a high note by closing a deal on a minority recapitalization for ARES Security Corporation. The company which is an investment firm featured as the primary financial advisor in the deal between ARES Security Corporation and Corbel Structured Equity Partners, the sole financing partner. Corbel has gained recognition for being one of the top most equity fund companies in the world. Since it was incepted, Corbel has been able to gain control of investments worth $95 million. The investments include private small market companies that exhibit the potential to grow and bring in large amounts of profit.
ARES Security Corporation, on the other hand, is a reputable security company that specializes in risk management and high-quality security software products. The company provides security for some of the highest priority items in the world including energy and transportation sectors as well as classified systems that are regulated by the government. In their deal with Corbel, ARES Security was able to acquire a minority investment and was also offered a downgraded debt investment. The deal provided Madison Street Capital a chance to accelerate the sales trajectory and also utilize the revenue opportunities that Corbel’s wide network of contacts offered. Madison Street Capital focuses on companies that give it leeway to provide operational and structural value through refundable investments and minimal control measures.
About Madison Street Capital
Madison Street Capital is a reputable investment firm in Chicago, Illinois. It has offices in Asia, North America, and Africa. With over a decade of experience in the financial and investment industry, the company has managed to secure an attractive portfolio. The portfolio consists of corporate tax planning, mergers and acquisitions and business valuation services among other services. The company aims to propel their clients to thrive exponentially in the industry as well as the global market.
The Madison Street Capital reputation is characterized by its strategic investments in markets that are constantly rising. These markets have proven to be growth influencers for a wide array of businesses all over the world. Owing to its continued success and innovative investments tactics, they have received numerous awards. Some of the awards include the Cross Border Deal of The Year. The award is facilitated by M&A Advisor Awards. They also received the Turnaround Awards for Restructuring Deal of the Year earlier this year. They were given this award due to their commitment to facilitating profitable deals for upcoming companies.
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