Lincolnshire Management: A Specialist in Growing Middle-market Companies

In a move that underscores the company’s commitment to investment and growing its financial base, Lincolnshire Management announced that it was exiting Holley. In a private transaction, whose value was not disclosed, the senior management of Lincolnshire Management revealed that it had sold Holley, a specialist in the marketing and manufacturing of branded automotive products to Sentinel Capital Partners’ affiliate. The deal, which was overseen by Kirkland & Ellis LLP with advisory from two different financial service advisory firms, marked the end of a five-year association between Lincolnshire and Holley.

Since purchasing the iconic brand in 2013, Lincolnshire Management has seen its investment in Holley quadruple. The increase in the company’s investment value in the firm founded in 1903underlined Lincolnshire Management’s reputation as one of the leading specialists in growing middle-market companies and markets. While commenting on the deal, Holley Performance Products’ president and CEO Tom Tomlinson praised Lincolnshire’s excellent knowledge of Holley’s markets, products, and consumers from the onset of the deal. He noted that such knowledge played a vital role in Lincolnshire’s ability to guide Holley’s towards a five-year brand evolution and an upward growth trajectory.

Lincolnshire Management’s chairman and CEO T.M.Maloney praised Holley’s executive management team for their steadfast commitment to helping the company adopt new technologies, adopting aggressive expansion strategies, and promoting the firm’s organic growth. During the partnership, Holley has launched new product lines while also acquiring new firms. These initiatives have transformed Holley into a market leader. The successes of the five-year deal between the two companies were also highlighted by Lincolnshire’s principal Ben Bartlett.

Founded in 1986, Lincolnshire Management has transformed into a market leader by specializing in niche marketing. Thecompany primarily focuses on investment in the middle-market through acquisitions and investments in various companies operating in different industries. For example, the company acquired a controlling stake in Gruppo Fabbri Vignola in 2014 and sold its stake in 2017 to Argos Soditic. Lincolnshire also focuses on recapitalization, buyouts, equities, and corporate divestitures. With its headquarters in New York, the company boasts of $1.7billion in private equities and a strong market presence.

How Is OSI Group Guaranteeing Sustainability And Market Lead?

Within the past two decades, OSI Group has doubled its original size and achieved unimaginable heights in its quest for market domination. The Sheldon Lavin-led company has not featured on the Forbes list of top 100 private companies in the United States but has also been named one of the most influential companies of all time.The OSI management is, however, not relenting and is still after the number one spot in the food processing industry and distribution industry. But how do they hope to get here while maintaining the ensuing the sustainability of the success already achieved?

An expanded product list

When OSI Group was starting out, it positioned itself as a beef processor and distributor. However, as the brand expanded and captured more international markets, there arose the need for a more diversified product list. It would start by incorporating other types of quality meat products like poultry, pork, and fish. Most recently, food processing and distributing brand introduced vegetable products to this list in different parts of the world.

Increased global production

Taking the OSI Group products onto the global stage and introducing them to the world food market would also demand that the company increases its production. The Sheldon Lavin-company started by upgrading their factory processing technologies to ensure they meet the increased demand for company  range of products.Additionally, the meat processor would commission the establishment of larger processing plants with even bigger production capacities. A case in point, the upgraded poultry plant in Spain with a production capacity of over 12,000 tons of meat annually.

Partnerships with global retailers

The success of OSI Group in its first seven decades was rooted in the partnerships its founders established with its product consumers. Key clients at the time included McDonald food chain restaurant and other meat retailers around the country. The current crop of leadership hopes to replicate this success by establishing strategic partnerships with food chain restaurants and food retailers across the globe.

More about OSI Group

Established in 1909 by Otto Kolschowski, the meat company has had a successful run in the business world. The management would, however, change hands in the late 1970s when Sheldon Lavin took over as its chief executive officer and chairman of the group.

Meet Multi-Talented Rebel Wilson

The popular stage production Cats is going to become a movie. Rebel Wilson is portraying Jennyanydots. Jennyanydots is the lazy alley cat, also known as Old Grumbie Cat in the Universal movie production. Jennyanydots lounges around during the day and teaches mice how to crochet and about music at night. Jennyanydots loves to bake a mouse cake made of bacon, cheese, bread, and peas. Cats is the 19th film Wilson appears in during a period of 15 years.

Rebel Melanie Elizabeth Wilson was born on March 2, 1980 in Sydney, Australia. At 38, Wilson is an Australian actress, writer, and producer.

Wilson was named Rebel after a woman who sang at her parents’ wedding. Rebel Wilson has three siblings, two sisters and a brother. Her brother Ryot and sister Liberty are both in the acting profession. Rebel Wilson is related to the famous Disney family; her great-aunt was Lillian Bounds Disney.

Growing up in the suburbs of Kenthurst, Parramatta, and Castle Hill, Wilson went to Tara Anglican School for Girls in Northern Parramatta. Wilson received the Higher School Certificate in 1997. She came in second place in a food technology state competion. Read more: Rebel Wilson Joins Cats Movie Musical and Rebel Wilson Isn’t it Romantic First Book

Wilson graduated from University of North Wales in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Performance and Studies. Rebel Wilson graduated from University of North Wales with a bachelor’s degree in Law.

Although she’s in the entertainment industry, Rebel Wilson once considered being a mathematician. Rebel Wilson has been a performer since 2002. She’s been in the film industry for over 15 years, has recently tried professional theatre, and lent her voice to a video game called Ice Age Continental Drift-Arctic Games.

Rebel Wilson is an award winning actress. She was nominated twice for the People’s Choice Award and twice for the Teens Choice Award. Wilson won the MTV Movie Award for her performance as Fat Amy in both Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2. MTV also awarded Wilson for Best Ensemble and Best Kiss with Adam Levine. Wilson won the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress: Comedy for Perfect Pitch.

Rebel Wilson is a plus sized actress who is developing her own clothing company to help plus sized women feel sexy and stylish, too. Learn more about Rebel Wilson: https://www.today.com/style/pitch-perfect-star-rebel-wilson-talks-clothing-line-hair-secrets-t139700 and https://www.broadway.com/buzz/194108/rebel-wilson-to-play-jennyanydots-in-cats-film/

Wilson embraces her large size and considers it extra special. Wilson calls her clothingline Body-con that celebrates curves instead of hiding them. Many of the hair care products she uses on her luxurious blonde hair can be found in Amazon.

Despite her plus size clothingline, Wilson went on a diet and got into shape in the gym for the sake of her health. Since July, Wilson has lost 33 pounds. Part of the weight loss was for her Cats role.

Come say Aloha to the best construction company in Lake Zurich

Lake Zurich residents know who to go to when they need to remodel any room in their home. It could be their bathroom, their kitchen, their living room or even their basement. The latter became more common with the decline of wages, and the stagnation of minimum wage. Millennials and some of the people on the bottom end of the economic scale in Generation X cannot afford to live on their own. Aloha Construction can help.

Whether or not someone needs to rebuild a basement for their adult child does not matter. The point is that Aloha Construction in Lake Zurich, Illinois can provide a friendly, welcoming environment for its customers. Someone can come in and expect to be greeted as a member of the owner’s family.

With the pleasantries or posturing, depending on someone’s perspective, out of the way, people probably want to know what Aloha Construction in Lake Zurich can do for them. The customer can always expect friendly, courteous service and projects completed on time and within the promised budget. If this does not happen, the customer can expect to be told why.

Aloha Construction does the best to make sure that the contractor gets the job done correctly the first time. If the job is not done correctly, the company goes out of their way to make sure that the job is done right. Come find out why so many Lake Zurich residents trust Aloha Construction for their building needs.

David McDonald’s Interview

David McDonald is President at OSI Group. OSI Group is a premier global supplier that provides food products to leading retail food and food service brands. David started his career after attaining an Animal Science degree in college. While he was the North American Meat Institute’s chairman, he took up the role of project manager in an OSI Group project. That was the beginning of his journey with OSI Group.David McDonald has clocked 30 years at OSI group. He has overseen tremendous growth and success at the company. OSI group is now an international company, with Dutch, European, Chinese, and US establishments. In the US, OSI Group is one of the largest firms. Recently, David gave an insight into his and the company’s journey in an interview.

When asked what made him get into the food supply business, David states that it was his educational background. He has always had an interest in agriculture and biology, which is why he selected to do Animal Science in college. After college when the opportunity to join OSI group came along, he knew that was the chance to follow his passion.According to David, OSI group makes money by processing and supplying food services/ products to global companies. The company was able to become profitable in its early stages because of establishing dynamic partnerships. Thanks to high-quality standards, OSI group quickly attracted many customers after opening its doors.

David states that OSI Group focuses on truly comprehending customer needs. They also invest to gain customer trust. When the company enters a new market, it strives to understand the local culture. All these strategies enable the business to gain ground in new markets.For David McDonald, OSI group’s most satisfying moment was when they established a facility in China. It was a significant investment aiming to provide broad-scale solutions to the needs of food businesses in China. OSI Group plans to continue bringing high value products to all clients. David predicts a great future for the company as long as they remain innovative.David McDonald is also the Chief Operating Officer at OSI group. His base is in Illinois. Born/ raised in Iowa, David business decisions have been instrumental in growing OSI group to where it is now.

Richard Liu, Proof that Hard Work and Good Strategies Pay Off

A truly remarkable story, that reveals no matter what walk of life you come from, you can succeed if you believe and work hard. Richard grew up in poverty in China, he was raised by his grandmother. Having to care for a sick grandmother and study hard, Richard learned much, including how to manage money and reinvent former strategies.

In 1996, Richard Liu graduated from Renmin University of China. Renmin University of China is a school that focuses on research-oriented studies, when it comes to social sciences and humanities. Renmin prides itself on being the first comprehensive research university by the People’s Republic of China. With more than 250,000 RUC alumni these graduates have made successful ventures throughout the country, in areas of education, finances and more.

Later Mr. Liu graduated from China Europe International School is one of the top business schools in China. The school was co-founded by the Chinese government and the Europe Union in 1994. The school offers one of the largest full time, English taught MBA program and the world’s largest EMBA program.

Richard Liu dived into the business world, in 1998. He was operating 12 stores by 2003. However, there was an epidemic called the SARS outbreak in China. But what was seen as a curse, might have been a blessing in disguise for Mr. Liu. Due to the outbreak, Richard decided to reinvent his business and quickly thought of a new strategy. He decided to sell online, changing his business name to JD.com, instead of Jingdong. Richard noticed that there were huge opportunities online and his business began to thrive that much more.

This new strategy was one of the best things that could have happened to Mr. Liu. Today, Mr. Liu’s success is considered to be very similar to that of Alibaba, which could be considered a compliment.

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Betsy Devos

Betsy DeVos has always been a reformer. She became politically active during her years a Calvin College and has remained a stalwart in Michigan politics to this day.

 

In 2016, DeVos was confirmed as Secretary of Education for the Trump Administration. While a number of people scoffed at the idea due of her leading the largest educational body in the nation, DeVos promised to tackle her not position with an open mind.

 

DeVos was born in Holland, MI in 1958. Her father, industrialist Edgar Prince, was also a major player in conservative Republican politics. Not only she was born into massive wealth, she married into a family even wealthier. Her husband Dick DeVos is the son of Amway co-founder Richard DeVos.

 

For over 30 years, both families have wielded a great deal of political power. They know how to play the game well. They have the money and clout to steer legislation the way they want.

 

Before securing the Education Secretary job, DeVos sat on a number of committees and also served as chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party for 10 years. She and her husband’s foundation, The Dick and Betsy DeVos Charitable Foundation has given millions of dollars toward education, healthcare, the arts, and many other initiatives.

 

Her biggest role in Michigan is being an advocate of school choice. She and her husband have worked for many years to secure charter schools within the state. Her opponents scoff at the idea, stating that DeVos has done everything in her power to ruin the public school system.

 

DeVos says she is only trying to ensure that all students receive a good education. She noted that many of the inner city schools are not providing an adequate education for students. She believes that parents should have a choice to their student to the best schools.

 

While the Michigan tax increase to fund charter schools failed, DeVos managed to spread the word to surrounding states. Through her support, over 250,000 students in 17 states now attend charter schools.

 

DeVos says she will continue to do her work to help children.

 

“All I want to do is make sure all children, regardless of zip code, have the right to fulfill the potential God has given them.”

 

DeVos, undoubtedly, has a hard job. Her confirmation was confirmed by only one vote. She says she looks forward to working with teachers and administrators from both public and private schools.

 

For updates, follow Betsy DeVos on twitter.

Ted Bauman: Market Crash Possibilities

There have been many calls that the stock market would tank but so far, the bull market remains intact. No one knows how much longer equities will continue to rise but economist Ted Bauman feels that there is just as much chance for a continued bull market as there is a stock market crash. Mr. Bauman earned degrees in both history and economics after he moved to South Africa. He took on managerial roles in non profit organizations for over twenty years. Over the years living abroad, he became very knowledgeable about low-risk investing strategies and feels that it is better for investors to take this investment approach. He is currently living in the United States and is an editor for Banyan Hill Publishing. His newsletters are to help individuals make wiser financial decisions.

Ted Bauman is worried about the situation of the US stock market and he feels that there are a couple of scenarios that could kill the bull market.Ted Bauman and a growing number in the financial community feel that US equities are extremely overvalued and are going to have to return to fair value. So far, the market has not caught on but almost every metric used to measure stocks will indicate the US stock market is at extremes. One such indicator is the CAPE ratio. According to Bauman, this ratio would have to hit seventeen to be at its historical average. This would mean the S&P 500 would have to decline about thirty-five percent.

Another potential stock market crash scenario that Ted Bauman could picture is another Black Monday incident. This took place in October 1987 when the US stock market had its largest percentage drop in a single trading day. This would be an equivalent of stocks falling twenty percent. Ted Bauman advises investors not to panic and sell all their stocks. In this scenario, equities made an immense recovery in a short period of time. Investors who were brave enough to hold onto their stocks in the midst of the chaos ended making a ten percent rate of return at the end of the year and those smart to buy in when the market tanked made a killing.

Avanca Marketing Director Gives Positive Review of NewsWatch TV

Nathalie van Wijkvliet, marketing director of Avanca, expresses her positive experiences with the company. She recalls her first experience with NewsWatch during the launch of her crowdfunding campaign for the Ockel Sirius B pocket PC, and attributes working with NewsWatch as one of the main reasons for the campaign’s success. Now working with Newswatch for the second time, she goes on to discuss some of their new products including the Ockel Series A, and the Avanca wireless headphones. She also expresses her company’s positive experience with the NewsWatch team and the support they received. Overall, she says they love working with NewsWatch and would highly recommend working with them.

NewsWatch TV is an award-winning 30 minute television series which airs weekly on AMC and ION networks. Since the show’s first release in 1989, over 1000 episodes have aired. The series covers a range of different topics with its primary emphasis on technology, entertainment, and consumer news. More specifically, subjects include new product releases, celebrity interviews, fashion, travel and tourism, health and medical news, and national public awareness campaigns to name a few.

NewsWatch is based out of Washington D.C. but also has offices in New York City, Fairfax, VA, and Denver, CO. The show features on-location interviews, video news releases, and and national non-profit awareness campaigns. The show is hosted by Andrew Tropeano, Michelle Ison, and Chris Vaughn.

The show has had hundreds of celebrity appearances including Carrie Underwood, Dr. Oz, Julianne Moore, Olympian Carl Lewis, Diane Lane, and Ted Danson. Additionally, hundreds of popular companies have been featured on the show. Some of the companies that have appeared include: Suave, Discovery Channel, LG, Sports Authority, and the American Heart Association. NewsWatch won the Gold and Platinum 2017 Marcom Award as well as the 2017 Videographer Award for Excellence in 30-minute television programming.

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CloudWick: Protection Against Cyber Criminals

As today’s world relies on technology and conducting business online, cyber crime has become all too prevalent. From small businesses to large corporations, hacking websites and stealing vital information has become the norm. Because of this, companies and organizations need various types of online protection, which is where CloudWick can help.

With its advanced Data Lake, CloudWick can perform a number of important functions to keep websites and online information safe. One of the most crucial functions of the data lake is to capture and consolidate all security data, service management, and infrastructure into a platform that is open and extensible. By doing so, various applications and analytics can then be used to eliminate inefficiencies within the network, leading to greater levels of security.

Along with this, CloudWick also offers the benefits of reduced costs and complexities in keeping data safe. This is accomplished by having the data lake consolidate and thus create a modern security stack. Once this occurs, a company’s data platform then becomes much simpler to use, eliminating the need for big data expertise.

In making the data lake as effective as possible, CloudWick has included a number of features that can often be accessed with only one click. One of the most widely-used and relied upon features is the SOC Analyst and Incident feature, which allows users to have a network that easily integrates various types of alerts and threats into its system. By doing so, companies can thus learn of possible online threats much faster, enabling technicians to take preventive actions to prevent hacking or other system damage.

And as all companies know, it is vital to always be in full compliance with state and federal rules and regulations. By using CloudWick, this is made much easier. Using a platform allowing for the development of custom dashboards, users can have complete visibility, allowing regulators to scan requirements and ensure all regulations are being adhered to in a normal fashion. By doing so, not only can data be easily accessible to those who need it most, but it can also be stored in a secure manner.

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