Southridge Capital’s Outside the Box Financial Management Solutions

Southridge Capital is a financial services company that serves the diverse needs of its clients by providing them with innovative financial solutions. It has financed over 250 public companies and provides many services under the advisory umbrella as well as other services to companies who work with it.

One of the advisory services that Southridge Capital offers is Financial Analysis, which involves providing the company it is advising with projected financial statements based on the company’s current financial operations. It also offers Balance Sheet Optimization, through which a balance between debt and equity is managed. It also offers Restructuring Analysis, which is focused on helping a company restructure its assets as necessary, and Bankruptcy Advice, which includes negotiations and restructuring in order to keep a company it is advising from going bankrupt. Southridge Capital focuses on thinking outside of the box in its restructuring efforts and collaborates directly with the creditors of the company it works with in addition to offering monetization of the company’s assets.

Southridge Financial’s management team is made up of five individuals – Stephen M. Hicks, founder and CEO, Narine Persaud, CFO and Controller, Laurence J. Ditkoff as CPA and Director of Research, Henry B. Sargent as COO and General Counsel, and Linda Carlsen with Portfolio Management. Check out scribd.com to know more.

In addition to thinking outside the box when it comes to asset management, Southridge Capital also thinks outside the box in terms of philanthropy. Along with his wife, CEO Stephen Hicks founded the Daystar Foundation, a philanthropic organization that supports organizations such as the Bradford Peterson Memorial Scholarship Fund, the Ridgefield Community Center and the Save a Child’s Heart Foundation.

Southridge Capital was founded in 1996 and is based in Ridgefield, Connecticut. In addition to their advisory roles at many companies, it has helped fund Raft International’s Venture Round as a lead investor in 2005 and Fakespace Systems’ Venture Round in 2001. It has invested over $1.8 billion into companies all over the world since its launch and in 2015 it entered into a $5 million equity purchase agreement with Elite Data Services, a company based in Dallas, Texas.

Read more: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/southridge-capital-enters-into-a-5-million-equity-purchase-agreement-with-elite-data-services-inc-300118746.html

End Citizens United Push For The Senate In 2018

The disastrous Supreme Court decision, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, ruled that campaign donations were a type of free speech. This ruling essentially deregulated limits on elections spending, allowing special interest groups and wealthy donors to spend as much as they wanted in campaigns without the need for transparency, thus permitting billionaires the power to control American elections.

The group End Citizens United (ECU) is working hard to change this. Headquartered in Washington D.C., ECU is a nonprofit political action committee, or PAC, built by grassroots donors with the goal to end all big money in politics. As a traditional PAC, it cannot accept donations larger than $5,000 from any individual donor. Despite the donation limit, its wide-ranging fundraising efforts have brought in many new donors and raised $25 million in 2016, even topping the lists of elections spending by Democratic-aligned groups. ECU has even higher aspirations for 2018 and is expected to raise and spend $35 million on reelection races.

End Citizens United has been active across the country, and their plan to accomplish election reform is to get “finance reform champions” elected. It endorses candidates who refuse to accept corporate PAC money like Senators Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand. Senator Booker was praised for renouncing PAC donations in a statement by ECU’s president Tiffany Muller, “Senator Booker’s decision to reject corporate PAC money demonstrates his leadership in the fight to unrig the system that’s leaving too many Americans behind.” Of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ms. Muller stated, “By taking the pledge, Senator Gillibrand is taking a firm stand against Big Money.” The number of candidates who have stopped using corporate PAC money has been growing with ECU endorsing more than 70 people running for office, including Senate candidates Beto O’Rourke, Elizabeth Warren, and Debbie Stabenow.

In addition to supporting candidates, End Citizens United has targeted a group of people in Congress it calls the “Big Money 20” it considers to be part of the problem. These are individuals who have favored special interests over their own constituents by repeatedly accepting big corporate donations or backing legislation that benefited big donors and opposing campaign reform. The list includes such individuals as Speaker Paul Ryan and Ted Cruz.

What To Expect From OSI Food Solutions in the Future

The world is in constant motion and just like a shark, if the world stops moving, it will surely die. Though that statement is harsh, it is about 99.9 percent accurate. Money, power and food makes the world go around. Food is definitely the most important feature of the three because you can actually live without money, and you can live without power. Did you know that supermarkets and food retailors receive the majority of their rood products from foodservice suppliers? Yes, and these suppliers can come in a huge size as well as come in a small size. OSI Food Solutions just so happens to be on the larger side of things as it has complete dominance of the food service industry in general terms.

Why is OSI so special? Well, this Aurora-based food supplier is a giant to say the least. In 2011, the company brought in an estimated $3 billion in revenue, which placed it on the Forbes list at the 136th position. Fast-forward to 2016, OSI Food Solutions has progressed up to the 58th position by bringing in an estimated $6.1 billion in revenue. This company has been gaining ground in a number of ways. One of the major reasons for this increase is that the company has up to 65 facilities. Many of these wonderful facilities are loaded with advanced technologies. Some of the locations for these facilities is in Ukraine, in Austria, in Australia, in Brazil, in Poland, in Germany, in Canada and in Japan.

China’s economy has grown substantially thanks to OSI. The company has been conducting business with this nation for more than two decades, and it has become China’s biggest producer of poultry thanks to its 10 facilities. OSI Food Solutions also supplies many of the top fast-food restaurants, which includes McDonald’s, KFC, Burger King, Yum, Papa John’s Pizza and Pizza Hut. The sky is the limit thanks to the company’s CEO Sheldon Lavin as well as the company’s President David McDonald.

For More info: www.forbes.com/companies/osi-group/

Jim Larkin and Micheal Lacey from Front Page Confidential React to Arpaio’s Pardoning

Joe Arpaio liked to think of himself as a tough on crime sheriff during his time serving Maricopa County.

He used harsh methods to deal with criminals and those who spent time in his jail. Reports have been coming out of the cruel, immoral behavior within Arpaio’s Tent City ever since it was created in 1993. Other reports claim that while under Arpaio’s care a pregnant woman was chained to a bed.  Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/relevant-links/ and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/jim-larkin/

In 2007, Arpaio was involved in an incident that would eventually make him a convicted criminal. Arpaio arrest a Mexican citizen who was in the United States on a tourist visa; Joe Arpaio admitted to using racial profiling as a way to determine who to arrest.

A judge ordered Arpaio to stop enforcing immigration laws; when Arpaio refused to abide by the judges order, he was charged and convicted with criminal contempt of court.

Victims of Arpaio knew that the charges were minimal. Joe Arpaio was facing six months in prison, but it was very unlikely the 85 year old would spend a single day in jail. Donald Trump confirmed the theory when he extended a pardon to Joe Arpaio. Joe Arpaio eagerly accepted it.

Despite the fact that a pardon is an admission of guilt, Arpaio is still telling people he was innocent of his crimes. Arpaio is claiming that he misunderstood the judge’s order, so he shouldn’t be guilty of the crime.

Victims of Arpaio are now reacting to news of the pardoning.

Two such victims are Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. The two journalists met in college and went on to purchase The Phoenix New Times. They were also illegal arrested by Joe Arpaio.

When the journalists refused to stop writing about Joe Arpaio in their paper, even after being subpoenaed, Joe Arpaio sent his deputies to pull them from their homes.

Journalists all over the country took to their columns to discuss the immoral actions of Arpaio. The result was a public outcry so loud that Maricopa County had no choice but to release Lacey and Larkin. Read more: Michael Lacey | Twitter and Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia

As free men, Lacey and Larkin decided to sue. It took 6 years, but the duo finally received their payment in the form of 3.75 million dollars.

Lacey and Larkin chose use the cash for altruistic purposes. They have been supporting local charities in the area with their organization called The Frontera Fund. With their Fund, they have donated money and provided resources to charities such as The ACLU of Arizona, and 1070.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have also founded a brand new newspaper. Their previous paper had always been politically focused but not quite so much so as Front Page Confidential.

With their new paper, Lacey and Larkin have all corrupt politicians in their figurative sights. By using Front Page Confidential, the journalists intend to reveal certain politicians for the wicked individuals they are.