CHICAGO, Aug. 24, 2018 -- Madison Street Capital, an international investment banking firm serving the middle market, is pleased to announce that Lawrence Alioto has joined the team as a Managing Director on its Capital Markets team. In this role, Lawrence Alioto will advise clients in the technology sector on M&A and corporate finance transactions.

"As technology continues to become more pervasive and we see an increase in demand from companies within that sector, we felt it was important to bring someone on board with Lawrence's strong tech background," said Charles Botchway, CEO of Madison Street Capital. "As we prepare for our expansion to Austin, I foresee an even greater need for his unique expertise."

Alioto began his career on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange as a currency futures and options trader and later worked as a registered representative at PaineWebber in San Francisco. In the late 1990s, Lawrence moved into private equity finance and business development roles with two separate California based technology companies. From 2004-2013, he worked at VeriTainer Corporation, a developer of anti-terror maritime container radiation scanning systems. He was one of the founding principals and eventually served as the Company's President.

Since 2013, Lawrence has successfully financed and developed a wide variety of business interests, ranging from medical devices to energy efficient technologies to film production. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors and is active in the management of Kaizen Oil Corp., which is leveraging an enhanced oil recovery solution under an asset acquisition model. Lawrence brings significant experience and expertise in finance, business development, corporate development and government affairs, having applied those skills both domestically and internationally. 

"Tech industry M&A transactions present a unique set of challenges, and I am excited to help Madison Street Capital navigate them," added Lawrence Alioto. "The work that Madison Street Capital does is especially important in this area because they are providing middle-market companies with the opportunity to grow and potentially become a major technology industry innovator."

About Madison Street Capital 

Madison Street Capital is an international investment banking firm committed to integrity, excellence, leadership and service in delivering corporate financial advisory services, merger and acquisition expertise, financial opinions, and valuation services to publicly and privately held businesses. These services position our clients to succeed in the global marketplace. In undertaking each new project, the client's goals and objectives become ours, ranging from financial advisory and successful capital raises to M&A transactions to transfers of ownership. Madison Street Capital views emerging markets as the core component driving the global growth of our clients and will continue to focus significant assets on these markets. Our firm has earned the trust of clients around the world through our unwavering dedication to the highest levels of professional standards.