Mackinac Partners

Case Studies

Restructuring and Strategic Sale Drives Growth in the Compressed Natural Gas Segment

CRO/Restructuring/Chapter 11/Financial Advisory/Transaction Advisory

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. (formerly Quantum Technologies) is a leader in the innovative design, manufacturing and sale of compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel storage tanks and packaged fuel storage systems and trailers for heavy, medium and light-duty trucks, passenger vehicles, trains, cargo ships and stations. Quantum also develops powertrain and industrial systems, software […]

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Brand Re-vitalization and Performance Improvement in the Casual Dining Sector

Restructuring/Strategic Advisory/Performance Improvement

Real Mex Restaurants first introduced Mexican casual dining to Southern California with the opening of El Torito in 1954. Half a century later, with more than 120 full service Mexican restaurants and contemporary taquerías across eight major brands, including El Torito, Chevys, Acapulco, Las Brisas, Siniqual, El Torito Grill and Who Song and Larry’s – […]

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Maximizing Stakeholder Value through Restructuring and Asset Optimization in the Leisure and Hospitality Industry

Restructuring/Interim CFO and COO/Strategic & Operational M&A

Pacific Monarch Resorts (PMR), a leading developer and operator of luxury vacation ownership properties across the US and Mexico, was facing the largest financial crisis since their founding.  Following the real estate and financial markets collapse in 2008 – as with many real estate investment and vacation property owners –  PMR’s assets and debts were […]

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Capital Restructuring for New Growth in the Recreational Equipment Manufacturing Sector

Strategic Advisory/Interim Management/Restructuring/Transaction Advisory

PlayPower, Inc. is one of the world’s largest, fully integrated manufacturers and marketers of commercial playground systems and outdoor recreational equipment.  Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina and with manufacturing operations in Aneby, Sweden, Selby, England and Monett, Missouri, Playpower was facing declining sales and rising raw materials prices in 2010. This led to declining EBITDA, […]

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Securing Operations, Production, and Human Capital in the International Automotive Parts Manufacturing Sector

Security Advisory and CSO/Business Intelligence/Threat Assessments/Security Architecture

Mackinac Partners Business Intelligence and Corporate Security group has actively assisted a premier global powertrain design and manufacturer in development and implementation of its corporate and production facilities security architecture. As one of the most diversified automotive suppliers in the world – geo-political, operational and physical security, as well as data security and personal safety […]

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Driving Global Value for Equity Sponsors as CRO in the Agricultural Production Sector

CRO/Interim Management/Financial Advisory/Compliance and Regulatory/International Transaction Advisory

AgFeed Industries Inc is a large global agricultural company that produces premix and blended feeds and animal nutrients for hogs, as well as hog production across North America and China. In 2007, the company expanded its operations in China to the hog production market with more than 20 hog farms and 5 large mill farms. […]

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