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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 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 […]


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 […]


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, 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 […]


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, – 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 […]


Insights: Improving Supply Chain Performance to Help Drive a Turnaround

August 1, 2017

Improving Supply Chain Performance to Help Drive a Turnaround By Kevin P. Bruce, Senior Managing Director, Mackinac Partners “The best supply chain leaders are great change agents. They are forced to play in everyone else’s traditional ‘sand boxes’ and stir things up.”  – Richard H. Thompson, Senior Vice President, Schreiber Foods, Inc Operational performance efficiency […]


ABI Article – “Two Sides to Every Acquisition: A Human Resources Perspective” – by Mackinac Partners’ Matt Beresh and Michael Brennan

June 29, 2017

Two Sides to Every Acquisition: A Human Resources Perspective By Matt Beresh, Managing Director and Michael Brennan, Managing Director, Mackinac Partners  (Originally published in the American Bankruptcy Institute Labor & Employment Committee June 2017 Newsletter) According to the M&A Advisor,[1] “often failures occur because of … the inability to retain key talent. So you need […]