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Mackinac Partners’ Founder and Managing Director James Weissenborn recognized in “Detroit 500” by DBusiness Magazine

September 14, 2018

Mackinac Partners’ Founder and Managing Director James Weissenborn was recognized in the “Detroit 500” list of the most powerful executives in more than 30 industries across metro Detroit and Michigan by DBusiness magazine in its September 2018 issue. Ranked one of the top three regional business magazines in the country from 2011 to 2016 by […]

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Mackinac Partners’ Senior Managing Director and Macaroni Grill CEO Nishant Machado discusses the company’s post-restructuring strategy on CNBC’s Closing Bell

August 23, 2018

Mackinac Partners’ Senior Managing Director and Macaroni Grill CEO Nishant Machado spoke with CNBC’s Closing Bell hosts Sara Eison and Michael Santoli today on Macaroni Grills’ post-restructuring strategy, including the development of a successful platform for acquisitions and future growth, and the impact of import tariff’s on food costs in the restaurant industry.   https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/08/23/macaroni-grill-ceo-tariff-impact-bankruptcy-nishant-machado.html

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Mackinac Partners Managing Director Bob Krawczyk to Speak at ACFE Global Fraud Conference

June 11, 2018

Bloomfield Hills MI – June 11, 2018 Mackinac Partners Managing Director and Corporate Fraud and Forensic Practice Leader, Bob Krawczyk is scheduled to speak at the 29th Annual Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Global Fraud Conference in Las Vegas next week. Bob will discuss fraud within troubled companies by examining how these companies can become […]

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Mackinac Partners Senior Managing Director Melissa S. Kibler Elected as Treasurer of the American College of Bankruptcy

March 27, 2018

Bloomfield Hills, MI – March 27, 2018 – Mackinac Partners Senior Managing Director and Chicago office leader Melissa S. Kibler was elected as Treasurer of the American College of Bankruptcy (the “College”) following voting at its annual meeting held in Washington, DC on March 17, 2018.  The College is an honorary public service association of […]

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Macaroni Grill emerges from Chapter 11, Mackinac Partners’ Nishant Machado says franchise has re-established itself as one of the “Premier Italian dining options”

February 23, 2018

Denver – (BUSINESS WIRE) – February 22, 2018 Romano’s Macaroni Grill, the award winning Italian casual dining chain, today announced its emergence from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Romano’s Macaroni Grill has been a pioneer in the space and has successfully leveraged the court administered restructuring process to shed legacy liabilities and significantly strengthen the Company, amid […]

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Debtwire: Interest rate rise likely to increase restructurings, Mackinac Partners’ Keith Maib weighs in

February 8, 2018

Interest rate reckoning likely to bring large-scale restructurings 08 February 2018 | 13:53 CST – Debtwire (reprinted with permission) by Kyle Younker www.debtwire.com The long-anticipated rise in interest rates will make 2018 the year corporate borrowers that have avoided restructuring due to years of easy-money monetary policies finally succumb to their overleveraged balance sheets, according […]

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Mackinac Partners’ Senior Managing Director Keith Maib to Receive the 2018 M&A Advisor Leadership Award

December 18, 2017

Bloomfield Hills, MI – December 18, 2017 – The M&A Advisor, a premier global network of M&A, turnaround and finance professionals, today announced that Mackinac Partners’ Senior Managing Director Keith Maib will be the recipient of the 2018 M&A Advisor Leadership Award, a career-spanning recognition of his contributions to the turnaround and restructuring industry and […]

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Mackinac Partners’ Business Intelligence Group is recognized as Top 25 Business Intelligence Firm by CIO Applications Magazine

October 2, 2017

Mackinac Partners – Redefining Corporate Security the BIG Way September 11, 2017 – Joe Phillip, Managing Editor, CIOApplications.com The key to a business’s success is not just to define the ‘right kind of change,’ it’s in going beyond to ‘get the change right.’ In addition to making successful transformations in the company’s strategy, leaders must […]

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Bloomberg: Many Retailers Face Second Filings, Mackinac Partners’ Keith Maib says Over Levering still a key issue

September 18, 2017

Filing ‘Chapter 22’ Becomes Enticing Option for Ailing Retailers By Eliza Ronalds-Hannon, Bloomberg.com – September 18, 2017 Four that entered Chapter 11 recently are back in bankruptcy Repeat filings show depth of retail crisis, restructuring woes Struggling retail companies across the U.S. are shuttering their stores and declaring bankruptcy — again. Of at least 10 […]

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