The Growth of the OSI Group in the International Markets

spcblog, 23 September 2017, No comments
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The OSI Group is an international business that has made significant accomplishments in the foods and beverages industry. The firm has been manufacturing outstanding vegetable products, pizzas, sandwiches, and sauces. Based in Aurora, Illinois, OSI is committed to growing its business in different parts of the world. The outstanding strategies of its current CEO, Sheldon Ravin, have enabled the firm to establish branches in various regions across the globe. The company was started as a local enterprise that had a clients’ base in Chicago, but it has grown over the years by acquiring and constructing new plants across the world.

The company ensures that its manufacturing processes do not pollute the environment. Its eco-friendly principals enabled it to be certified by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). OSI’s branches that were certified in 2014 and 2015 are Henan Best Foods and OSI Ostróda. In 2016, the enterprise partnered with Edeka, which owns the largest supermarkets in Germany. The two firms established a grocery store chain that sells its products across Germany. The OSI Group owns a couple of state-of-the-art research and development centers that are located in eastern Asia, Germany, and the United States. Its employees have been using the facilities to help in improving product development.

OSI currently owns manufacturing plants in different parts of the world. In 1995, the company established itself in India by founding Vista Processing Food. The branch has specialized in processing different foods that it supplies to restaurants. Vista started venturing into the vegetable processing business in March 2012. The OSI Group also owns food processing plants in various parts of Eastern Europe. It founded a factory in Poland to distribute products to restaurants in Finland, Sweden, Czech Republic, Poland, and Slovakia. The company established a Chicken processing plant in Hungary. It spent $25 million in constructing the factory, which has created a clients’ base in about 16 countries.

The food processing enterprise has made several acquisitions that have enabled it to penetrate the global market. The company bought a southern Germany-based factory that is known as Flagship Europe. The plant’s main products include dips, sauces, poultry, and mayonnaise. In 2016, OSI increased the variety of products that it offers by acquiring Baho Food. The firm owns branches in Germany and Netherlands, and they include Gelderland Frischwaren, Henri van de Bilt, Bakx Foods, Q Smart Life, and Vital Convenience. The most recent business that OSI has bought is Hynek Schlachthof GmbH.

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Brighten Your Day With The Ultimate Crime, Lime Crime

spcblog, 23 September 2017, No comments
Categories: Fashion Industry

Do you need a little more color in your life? Doe Deere, the founder of LimeCrime has come to your rescue. Lime Crime is a cosmetics brand that offers to add some color to everything from your hair to your eyelids. If you are looking to liven up your look, or give your makeup-obsessed friend a great gift, look no further than the company’s website (www.limecrime.com). Here you will find the latest obsession in eyeshadow palettes, known as “Pocket Candy”. The palettes are Polly Pocket-inspired sets of five eye and cheek colors that go for $34 a piece, or less than $100 for a short time.

The three palettes are named “Sugar Plum”, “Pink Lemonade” and “Bubblegum”, and they are said to feature colors that are “carefully crafted with high end pigments”. Each palette features a mirror and is small enough to fit in your pocket. Though most people probably won’t carry their eyeshadow in their back pocket , the smaller palette size is convenient for tossing it into a purse or backpack for a little touch-up on the go.

As previously mentioned, the company offers more than just eyeshadow. The brand became a popular sight on media platforms like Instagram because of it “HI-LITE” palettes, which can be used to add a little glow to your cheekbones, and its spunky UNICORN HAIR colors. Some of the other products the company offers include: lipstick, faux nails and makeup brushes. All in all, the company aims to produce products that help customers display their individuality.It also prides itself on the fact that all of its products are vegan and cruelty free. Who said being socially conscious meant you couldn’t look cute? Doe Deere and her company say you can have it all, and at an affordable price too! So if you want more color in your life head on over to the company’s website now, and see how their products can brighten your days.

NuoDD cloud database systems

spcblog, 22 September 2017, No comments
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NuoDBis a company based in Cambridge that deals with cloud-based databases. The cloud database company was founded by Barry Morris and Jim Starkey in 2008 as NimbusDB. Its technology is normally categorized as NewSQL due to its characteristics of the normal SQL databases that have integrated features that support scale-out processing in cloud-based systems. Applications designed to use the NuoDB cloud database technology still communicate with SQL statements just like in any other database.

The main difference between the NuoDB system and the traditional cloud database system is the use of the three-tier structure which has transactional, administrative and storage tiers which enable the database to work without any cases of close coupling an application with its data into a drive.

All data objects of an application are safely stored and maintained in memory caches that are well distributed in a way best suited for cloud-style elasticity. Data access conflicts and deadlocks are resolved by multi-version concurrency control. The system through the use of distributed message and object computing technologies uses asynchronous peer-to-peer communication, and thus its availability is rarely compromised. NuoDB cloud database technology is, therefore, the perfect system to use when the system involved needs to be available at all times.

Infrastructure Filipe Montoro Jens Sheds Light On Changes In Brazillian Business

spcblog, 19 September 2017, No comments
Categories: Investor

Recent changes in Brazil’s policies have affected all areas of infrastructure, including transportation, communication, and sanitation systems, as well as the aeronautical and petrochemical industries. Systems expert Filipe Montoro Jens weighs in to explain what these changes represent, and why they have occurred.

 

The country of Brazil has a history of using state run industries to provide the people with many daily needs, from communications to sanitation. In the 1930s, the country underwent a modernization process due to the current government structure. From the 1930s to 1980 the country saw expansive growth of all infrastructure systems through government run businesses. In 1980, this changed. Filipe Montoro Jens says that this change was due to an “external debt crisis” which the country had to contend with. In order to complete economic reform and survive the financial crisis, the government entered into a privatization phase. During this phase, many government enterprises were auctioned off and transitioned into private enterprises.

 

The telecommunications industry was one of the first to completely move through this change. Filipe Montoro Jens, who has researched this topic thoroughly, explains that in order to hand off the industry in this manner the government had to be sure to split up the holdings so that not just one privately owned company had a monopoly on telecommunications. In 1997 and 1998, almost ten years after the National Privatization Program went into place, the telecommunications program was officially handed over to private companies. The country passed a law which said that they were not responsible for providing telecommunications services for the people of the country, but rather responsible only for regulating the companies which do so. This was a big shift in responsibility, and the first of many to come.

 

Filipe Montoro Jens is a business man and infrastructure specialist. He received his masters from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, and has studied systems and country-wide infrastructure extensively.

 

Through his unique lens Filipe Montoro Jens is able to shed light onto the Brazilian infrastructure shifts which are occurring as privatization occurs. Filipe Montoro Jens writes on the subject of government systems and business, and the ways these two concepts intersect.

Finding A New Solution To Our Debt Problems

spcblog, 17 September 2017, No comments
Categories: Banks, Financial

Innovation In Finace

The recent financial crises and political upheavals are leaving many individuals and businesses without necessary capital. While there are many loans available for those who can meet certain standards set by lenders many others find themselves unable to reach the requirements necessary to receive these loans. Equities First understands this and has found a unique solution to the problem. Using stock as collateral for the loans it gives out Equities First provides clients with a way to produce the important capital they need without requiring them to jump through hoops. Anyone and any company with investments in the stock market can use them to secure a loan.

The Plus Side Of The Stock Collateral Loan

The advantages of the loans Equities Loans can offer differ from what a borrower can expect from a margin loan. Conventionally margin loans require borrowers to pass at least a credit check before the borrower is given the loan. With stock collateral loans there is no need to go through any of these tests. The loan is secured through the stock alone. If a borrower defaults on the debt owed Equities First will simply become the new owners of those shares. These stock collateral loans tend to have lower interest rates as well despite the high values Equites First offers its clients.

The Success Of Equities First

The business model of Equites First is apparently successful. Founded in 2002 the company has expanded into an internationally renown lender. It operates in 9 countries across the world on 4 continents. Over the course of its history Equities First has made 650 transactions worth over 1 billion euros. Companies and individuals with high net worth flock to the lending firm to receive the high value low interest loans they need.

Insider Tip: Martavis Bryant Hidden Talent in the Fantasy Football Rankings

spcblog, 15 September 2017, No comments
Categories: Football

When searching the fantasy football rankings, we’re all looking for that fill in wide receiver that will make us look like a predictive genius. Martavis Bryant is that player. Even though he has played shortened seasons in the last two years, due to suspension and injury, he has managed to catch eight touchdowns in each. Though he’s kind of hidden down the list a little bit in the fantasy football rankings, he’s a safe bet this year for a number two receiver or a flex position. Just make sure he’s actually listed as playing that game!

The fantasy football rankings are going to be quite an adventure this year! Just like Bryant, there will be several hidden gems and plain ol’ surprises! Draft watchers, and those in the know will definitely have the upper hand wading through this years fantasy football rankings! Good luck with your draft!

David Giertz Scrutinizes Social Security and Its Advisers

spcblog, 13 September 2017, No comments
Categories: Retirement Expert

During a recent interview, the investment and retirement expert, David Giertz, talks about social security and raises concerns about how financial advisers are failing their clients. He shows the necessity of advisers enlightening their customers about the subject. David had noted most of them do not follow up with their clients to ensure they reap all the benefit thereof. David Giertz is passionate about social security and retirements plan and emphasizes the need for advisers to work diligently and keep track of their clients.

As he concludes his interview, David does not fail to mention how clients can secure their retirement through social security plans. His 30 years of experience shows he is an accomplished expert and knowledgeable adviser on financial, retirement, and social security matters. David Giertz has made a name for himself as Bloomberg.com notes. His profile highlights his prestigious titles and achievements he has made.

In 2014, David Giertz secured a job at NF Sales’ Department as the Vice President and later with FI/WH as the Vice President of sales until 2013. He immediately got appointed as President of Nationwide Financial Distributor, then to a department of Investment Services in the same position. He still holds the position to date along with being a director in other departments in NFD.

About David Giertz

David Geirtz is a respected financial expert with 30 years of experience in private sector retirement plans. He is a licensed broker after being registered with FINRA. Therefore, he sells stocks, bonds, mutual funds and investment products.

Mr. Giertz has successfully passed four professional exams: in state securities law exam, general industry/products exam, and two exams for principal/supervisory level. He has worked for National Investment Services Corporation since 2006 in Columbus and Dublin, Ohio. This social security expert began his career at Skokie Federal saving, Mony Securities Corporation, Mutual Life Insurance Company, NY then at Financial Horizons Securities Corporation.

Why You Should Consider Madison Street Capital

spcblog, 12 September 2017, No comments
Categories: Banking, Investing, Investment

Madison street capital is an organization that specializes in giving expert advice on matters regarding finances to businesses globally. Madison Street Capital is a Chicago firm that has a reputation of aiding organizations to have access to credit, make viable investment decisions, and deal with complicated transactions. This company also gives services like estimations and fusion consultations. It has earned its place in the list of top companies for successfully helping well-reputed organizations.

MSC has already earned several credits in the past years one being in 2014 when it offered advisory services to one Vital Care Industries an Illinois-based company. The company was able to acquire a business loan and choose a fit for purpose lender.

 

Madison Street Capital Co-Founder Recognition

 

In 2015, Anthony Marsala, who is the co-founder was selected by the National Association of Certified Valuators for the prestigious 40 Under Forty award (https://pitchengine.com/madison_street_capital/2017/01/04/madison-street-capital-acts-as-advisor-in-the/002519188290269682183). The program aims at rewarding younger business leaders who have made remarkable achievements that include valuations, mergers, and other equal services. Marsala has over 14 years of experience and is a holder of a master’s degree.

 

Madison Street Capital Awards

 

They hold a Turnaround Award won in 2017, January. They won the award after competing with 300 other companies. The award was meant to recognize the firm that had the best restructuring deals using a value of less than $25 million.

In 2016, MSC was named as M&A Advisor Awards finalist. This award is meant to give a company a high reputation commendation whenever they implement admirable financing, procurement or reinventing deals.

 

Merger Assistance

 

The following year, it went ahead with what it does best, giving organizations excellent merger transactions advice. That year it started by helping DCG Software Value while it was merging with The Spitfire Group.

 

MSC Investment Projects

 

In 2017, Madison Street Capital had the honor of offering financial advice to a company named WLR Automotive Group that has its offices in Maryland. The sale-leaseback deal was valued at more than $13 million.

The company also served as ARES Security Corporation’s only investment advisor. The transaction involved subordinated debt and minority recapitalization. It is a security software provider found in Virginia.

 

Credit Line

 

In 2017, MSC came up with the financing for Maintenance Systems Management which led to its president complimenting the banking firm for the assistance.

 

MSC Charitable Donations

 

Madison Street Capital has gained quite a reputation for its philanthropic efforts. One of such efforts is the funds they donated to Eastern and the Midwestern US after bad weather caused immense damage in 2011.

MSC also contributes to well known nonprofit organizations like American Red Cross and United Way.

 

In conclusion, Madison Street Capital is able to boast of immense success from qualified professionals that they have employed. Also, they offer top notch services to big companies. They always give quality work and attention to details the first priority in carrying out their services which set them apart from other firms.

 

James Dondero is a business man who cares for both people and animals

spcblog, 12 September 2017, No comments
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James Dondero began his career in 1984 as an analyst at the Morgan Guaranty, where he had applied and accepted into their training program. A year later, he joined the American Express to fill the position of an analyst in corporate bonds. Earlier in his life, he earned himself two majors, Finance and Accounting, at the McIntire School of Commerce which is part of the University of Virginia. He later pursued two certifications Chartered Financial Analyst and Certified Management Accountant. While at the American Express, he handled funds worth one billion dollars for fixed incomes.

 

James later worked for a subsidiary of Protective Life as a CIO, Chief Investment Officer. While he was there, the company grew substantially under James’ leadership. He later left so that he could start his own company, Highland Capital Management. This company deals with advising people about investments and alternative opportunities. Highlands Capital Management is made up of experienced and expert advisors and this makes it among the leading companies when it comes to managing and advising on alternative credit. The firm is known for its excellent skills and knowledge of strategies in credit, hedge funds, natural resources and equities of different kinds. Their clientele is far and wide including governments, foundations, corporates, institutions that deal with finance and endowments among others. Highlands has offices in Singapore, Sao Paulo, Seoul, New York City and Dallas, where their headquarters are.

 

James is a Chairman at Cornerstone Healthcare, NexPoint, and NexBank among others. He also serves on different boards such as MGM Studios. James through his company Highland Capital Management is involved in many events that are charitable. Some of the activities he has supported so far include and not limited to Uplift Education, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Institute, SMU’s Tower Scholars Program and Snowball Express. James Dondero has a desire to improve the opportunities for education at Fort Worth, Dallas. He has created partnerships that continuously benefit the people of this community. Not only does he cater for people, he also is involved in animal charity. This is referencing his donation of one million dollars, which was dedicated to assisting in bringing back hippos to the Dallas Zoo.

Dr. Clay Siegall is a Research Expert of High Repute

spcblog, 10 September 2017, No comments
Categories: Research Expert

Dr. Clay Siegall is a talented writer, who enjoys updating people on current trends via his official blog. He also educates them on how to remain healthy. In one of his articles, he discusses a deal between The Philadelphia Eagles and New Orleans Saints that saw the later team acquire the talented Jon Dorenbos. In return, the former acquired a 7th Round draft selection in 2019.

 

Justin Drescher served as the New Orleans Saints ‘long snapper after the team released both Chase Dominguez and Thomas Gafford in early August 2017. Josh Katzenstein of NOLA.com wrote that Drescher was seen chatting with coaches on the sideline during the Saturday’s match against the Houston Texans. Drescher also appeared in more than 11 special teams photos.

 

Dorenbos

 

Dorenbos remained undrafted from 2003 and spent a total of three years in both Bills and Titans. He then joined the Eagles, and he has been playing for the team since November 2006. In 2016, he played a total of 16 matches before he got a wrist injury that saw him land on the injured reserve.

 

Dr. Clay Siegall

 

Dr. Clay Siegall has been a key player in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sector for many decades. He started Seattle Genetics close to 20 years ago. Under his thoughtful guidance, the biotechnology powerhouse has developed a broad pipeline of antibody-based cancer drugs like ADCETRIS, which obtained an accelerated approval in 2011.

 

What role has Dr. Clay played in making Seattle successful?

 

Dr. Clay has led a team of professionals to transform Seattle Genetics into a reputable and leading developer of drugs to treat life-threatening complications. He oversaw many capital raising activities that saw his firm raise not less than $675 million. These funds came from private and public donors, as well as Seattle’s IPO in 2011.

 

Education and career trajectory

 

Dr. Clay schooled at the esteemed University of Maryland, and he was awarded a degree in Zoology. He became a research scientist after completing a study of genetics and earning his doctorate from the prestigious George Washington University. Dr. Clay built the foundation of his research career after spending three years at National Institutes of Health. He also spent nearly eight years at Bristol-Myers Squib Pharmaceutical as the chief scientist. He left Bristol-Myers Squib in 1997, and a year later, he joined hands with other business associates to start Seattle Genetics. Currently, Dr. Clay is among the board members of both Alder Biopharmaceuticals and Seattle Genetics. He has written no less than 70 publications that have been cited by many researchers across the globe.

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