Clients in the News

Congratulations to our client, Kenwood Painted Metals

Flack Global Metals has announced the merger with our client, Kenwood Painted Metals. For the full announcement, please click on the website provided.

Our client, Eventric, runs tours for big-name acts

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Congratulations to our client, Blue Tide Investments

Congratulations to our client, Blue Tide Investments. On February 16, 2017, Blue Tide Investments LLC announced the launch of the Blue Tide Fundamental Index, which incorporates all parameters found in the Blue Tide stock investment system.
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Congratulations to our client, Bionic Trader Systems

Congratulations to our client, Bionic Trader Systems and it's product Keyboard Trader for being highlighted in the new book, The Global Macro Edge: Maximizing Return per Unit-of-Risk, written by John Netto.
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Congratulations to our client, Gunslingers

Built in Chicago has named our client, Gunslingers, one of its top 50 Chicago startups to watch in 2017!
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Our friends at the French Pastry School help former homeless teen

Our clients, Jacquy Pfeiffer and Sebastien Cannone, founders of the French Pastry School, help a former homeless teen find his passion.
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Congratulations to our client, Fort Knox Studios

Fort Knox Studios is expanding to Nashville!
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Congratulations to our client, Industrial Toys

Industrial Toys spin-off, Gunslinger Studios (Exiles of Embermark developer), has closed a $1.4 million seed funding round.
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Cyberattacks could shine light on Chicago startup

Congratulations to our client, Xaptum, for being highlighted as a Chicago startup to watch in the internet security world. Full article attached.
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Congratulations to our client, Industrial Toybox

Our client, Industrial Toybox, announced a new game today. Please click on the link below for a short video of raw gameplay.

Preview of Midnight Star: Renegade

Congratulations to our client, Paradise 4 Paws!

Our client, Paradise 4 Paws, which operates four premier pet resorts for dogs and cats, and Petco, leading pet specialty retailer, announced today that Paradise 4 Paws will assume the operations and management of Petco’s Pooch Hotel brand and its properties, including all 10 locations across the U.S., effective March 1, 2016.
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Congratulations Lifeline Response!

Congratulations to our client, Lifeline Response, for being featured on the Today Show as the most advanced app available. To see the whole segment, please click below.
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Our client, Figo Pet Insurance, is brings cloud technology to the health of your pet!

Figo Pet Insurance is using cloud technology to allow customers to file claims including for exams, surgeries and unexpected death and to manage records via a smartphone app or website. Click here to read the entire article featured in the Chicago Tribune.

Our client, Apervita, is bringing data analytics to healthcare

Our client, Apervita, is bringing data analytics to healthcare
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Industrial Toys announces new app!

From the folks that brought you Halo....Our client, Industrial Toys, is pleased to announce that Midnight Star (described as "the most anticipated mobile shooter ever") is now available in the App Store. Click below for more information.
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Congratulations TJ Blakemore!

Congratulations to TJ Blakemore in setting the course record with a sizzling 65 in the second round earlier this week! Click below for more information.

Whitney Peak Hotel

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Congratulations Katie Hench

Katie Hench, CEO and Co-Founder of our client Infiniteach, is featured in the Chicago Sun-Times article below on entrepreneurial working women in the Chicago tech startup community! Congratulations Katie! (Bonus: the article also mentions the purchase of AnimalSense Training and Behavior by our client Paradise 4 Paws LLC! Congrats to Paradise 4 Paws on the acquisition!)

Congratulations to our client Infiniteach

Congratulations to our client Infiniteach and the release of their first app, Skill Champ, an educational iPad app for children with autism.
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Congratulations Chef Jacquy Pfeiffer

Congratulations to Chef Jacquy Pfeiffer (with co-author, Martha Rose Shulman) of The French Pastry School for winning the James Beard Foundation Book Award in the Baking and Dessert category for his book The Art of French Pastry. Please click on the link below for more information on the award.

Congratulations to Messy Desks and Nick Meltzer!

Congratulations to Messy Desks and Nick Meltzer on the launch of their new board game, Squashed. To read more about this exciting new game, please click on the link below.

Saq Nadeem in the Chicago Tribune

Click the link below to read the profile for our client, Saq Nadeem, that was featured in the weekly "Executive Profile" series of the Chicago Tribune.

Congratulations Saqib Nadeem!

Congratulations to Industrial Toys!

Congratulations to our client, Industrial Toys, for announcing the launch of Morning Star, their first in a series of mobile games, set for release in the Spring of 2013 for IOS devices. Morning Star will raise the bar for mobile graphics by leveraging the latest mobile GPUs and extending the Unreal Engine to achieve state of the art effects. Check out the website which features the trailer, resources for following along and registration for the game or visit

Congratulations to our client Hipstamatic, LLC

Congratulations to our client Hipstamatic, LLC on having its photography application used for Time Magazine's latest cover shot.

Congratulations to our client TableHost

Congratulations to our client TableHost on its successful launch of its website TableHost is a concierge website that offers diners exclusive access to last minute reservations and offers a selection of high-end dining options including unique VIP experiences, last minute accommodations, and priority seating. Check out their website and press release below.

Congratulations to our client, Hipstamatic!

Congratulations to our client Hipstamatic

Congratulations to our client Hipstamatic, LLC on its successful launch of its new iPad magazine Snap. Snap features original editorial content centered around culture, lifestyle and photography and includes gorgeous spreads of Hipstamatic photos as well. Upon its release today, Snap was profiled favorably in online editions Fast Company, TechCrunch and Yahoo! News among other online publications.

Synthetic LLC Partners with Instagram

Congratulations to our client Synthetic, LLC, makers of Hipstamatic, for its recent partnership with Instagram. Hipstamatic is the one of the most popular iPhone photography applications in the world that now allows its users to directly send photographs to Instagram which is one of the most popular iPhone photography sharing applications in the world.

Our client, Facility Wizards, is now Wizard Software.

Celebrating more than 20 years of building and deploying IWMS software solutions to more than 750 corporations and institutions, Facility Wizard Software announced it will begin operating under the new name Wizard Software Solutions. The new name is designed to reflect the expanding reach and sophistication of the company's clients, software, and professional services.

Synthetic LLC in Forbes profile of Hipstamatic photos

Congratulations to our client, Synthetic LLC, on the recent Forbes profile of Hipstamatic photos. Click on the following to read about how Hipstamatic photos are printed with artistic flair while capturing the nostalgic feel of photos from your parents' camera.

Congratulations to our client, PointBridge Solutions on its recent transaction with Perficient, Inc.

Congratulations to our client, PointBridge Solutions LLC, on its acquisition by Perficient (NASDAQ: PRFT). PointBridge is a leading consulting firm that specializes in building high-impact business solutions with Microsoft technology. PointBridge provides Cloud Services, Information Management, Application Development, Unified Communications and Support Services to companies nationwide. Perficient is a leading information technology consulting firm serving clients throughout North America. Congratulations to both PointBridge and Perficient for a successful transaction and we wish you the best going forward. Read more.

Kenneth Beer, MD, guest on the Martha Stewart Show

Congratulations to our client, Kenneth Beer, MD, on his recent guest appearance on the Martha Stewart Show. Click on the following link to hear Dr. Beer tell about his new skin care product, Cinderella Serum. Well done, Ken!

Next Generation Holdings acquired by Hudson Holdings

Congratulations to our client, Next Generation Holding LLC, on its acquisition by Hudson Holding Corporation. Next Generation is a Chicago-based boutique investment bank and research provider. They provide research on small- to mid-cap energy, industrials, materials and utilities companies for institutional investors. Hudson Securities is an institutionally focused trading firm. The transaction is an example that adding a research division makes good business sense.

DRW Ventures LLC takes ownership in NYSE LIFFE U.S.

Congratulations to our client, DRW Ventures, on obtaining minority ownership in the U.S. futures exchange, NYSE LIFFE U.S. This successful transaction was led by Michael S. Roberts. For more information please view:
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North American Energy Credit and Clearing acquired by NASDAQ OMX

Congratulations to our client, North American Energy Credit and Clearing Corp. (NECC), on its recent acquisition by NASDAQ OMX. NECC is a Chicago-based clearinghouse for the over-the-counter power and gas markets. The successful deal was led by Nicholas C. Zagotta and Michael S. Roberts. To find out more, please click on the link:
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DynaVox files registration statement for Initial Public Offering

Congratulations to our client, DynaVox, Inc., on its recent announcement that it has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial offering of its Class A common stock. In the quarter ended October 2, 2009, DynaVox reported a profit of $1.7 million, up 73% from a year earlier. Revenue climbed 26%.
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Triple Point Technology acquires Softmar and Enerbility Software

Congratulations to our client, Triple Point Technology, Inc., on its recent acquisitions of Softmar (January 2010) and Enerbility Software GmbH (January 2010). Triple Point is the leading provider of multimarket commodity and enterprise risk management software solutions.
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Congratulations to our client, Dr. Angelo Calvello, on the publication of his book

For our clients who are interested in learning more about the inner workings of the markets and the effect the current economic challenges will have on it, they should pick up a copy of Angelo Calvello's book, "Environmental Alpha. Institutional Investors and Climate Change." Well done, Angelo!

Congratulations to our client, Wideload Games Inc., on its recent transaction with Disney

With the acquisition of Wideload Games, Disney is well on its way to becoming a major force in the video game market. Wideload Games has been our client since its formation in 2003 by Alex Seropian. Alex was the co-founder of Bungie Software, the creator of Halo and another client of ours until its acquisition by Microsoft in 2000. Mr. Seropian has also joined Disney to oversee creative development across their in-house video game development teams.
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Congratulations to our client, professional golfer Lucas Glover, for his victory at the 2009 U.S. Open. Well done, Lucas!