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“Diversity is…a mindfulness that should be ingrained in everything we do,” writes Mackinac Partners Senior Managing Director Melissa Kibler in the American College of Bankruptcy’s “College Columns”

“Diversity is not an issue for a moment, but a mindfulness that should be ingrained in everything we do,” writes Mackinac Partners Senior Managing Director and American College of Bankruptcy (the “College”) President Melissa Kibler, in “A Thoughtful Path to Diversity for the College.” The article, published in the December 2020 issue of the “College […]

Mackinac Partners Senior Managing Director Melissa Kibler speaks on Leadership Panel of the “Women at the Forefront of International Insolvency” Symposium: “Use your power to help elevate others”

Mackinac Partners Senior Managing Director Melissa Kibler was one of seven women leading insolvency associations who spoke on the “International Women’s Day Leadership Panel” on the final day of the “Women at the Forefront of International Insolvency” symposium, a virtual conference sponsored by the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) and the International Insolvency […]

“Strengthening Through a Pandemic”: Mackinac Partners Senior Managing Director Nishant Machado recaps a challenging year, new opportunities in the Restaurant Industry at ICR Conference

Mackinac Partners Senior Managing Director and Macaroni Grill CEO Nishant Machado presented “Strengthening Through a Pandemic” at this week’s ICR Conference, recapping a challenging year in the Restaurant Industry that is also presenting new opportunities as restaurant companies look to emerge stronger from a post-COVID landscape. The ICR conference is an annual platform where public and […]

Rubio’s Expected to Exit Chapter 11 by Year-End; Mackinac Partners Serves as CRO and Restructuring Advisors

Rubio’s Restaurants, Inc., a fast casual restaurant chain specializing in coastal Mexican food, announced that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware has confirmed its Second Amended Joint Plan of Reorganization.  Mackinac Partners served as Rubio’s restructuring advisors throughout the proceedings. Mackinac Partners Senior Managing Director Melissa Kibler served as the company’s Chief […]

Preserving Value Through COVID-19: Restaurant Industry

The Restaurant Industry has been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, creating significant liquidity constraints and operational uncertainty. Management teams are forced to continually amend their operating models and navigate mounting debt obligations to remain competitive. Mackinac Partners has leveraged its deep operational and restructuring experience within the restaurant sector to successfully guide companies through […]

Mackinac Partners assists Home Goods Retailer MUJI USA with Chapter 11 filing, company will continue near term online commerce push

CFO Magazine, July 13, 2020 – By Matthew Heller Muji Files Chapter 11, Plans Online Focus The Japanese retailer’s U.S. stores are in prime locations, leaving it struggling to make enough money to overcome expensive leases. The U.S. arm of Japanese home-goods retailer Muji has filed for bankruptcy after struggling to generate enough business to […]

Mackinac Partners Welcomes Senior Turnaround and Restructuring Executive Kam Miramadi

Bloomfield Hills, MI – Mackinac Partners, a leading financial advisory, restructuring and operational turnaround firm, is pleased to announce the addition of accomplished turnaround and restructuring executive Kam Miramadi to the firm. Miramadi, based in Southern California, joins the firm as a Managing Director in the Los Angeles office. Kam has over 27 years of […]

Mackinac Partners and Piper Sandler Companies help facilitate the sale of Boston Market to Engage Brands, LLC

Boston Market announced today that it has been acquired by Engage Brands, LLC, one of the Rohan Group of Companies owned by successful real estate investor and restaurant operator, Jignesh (Jay) Pandya. The transaction was a result of a successful out-of-court restructuring despite the challenges posed by COVID-19. Boston Market was assisted by Mackinac Partners, […]

Mackinac Partners Senior Managing Director Melissa S. Kibler Becomes the First Non-Attorney to Serve as President of the American College of Bankruptcy at a Critical Juncture in the Restructuring Industry

Bloomfield Hills, MI – April 9, 2020 – Mackinac Partners Senior Managing Director Melissa S. Kibler was elected to serve a two-year term as President of the American College of Bankruptcy (the “College”) at a meeting of the board of directors in March 2020. Kibler, who heads restructuring for Mackinac Partners’ Chicago office, previously served […]

“Managing Restaurants and Retail through the Coronavirus”: a TMA webinar featuring Mackinac Partners Senior Managing Director Nishant Machado and top industry panelists

TMA Southern California hosted a timely webinar today on Managing Restaurants and Retail through the Coronavirus, featuring Mackinac Partners Senior Managing Director Nishant Machado; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher Partner Jeffrey Krause; Paladin Management Group Partner Jennifer Mercer; and Piper Sandler Managing Director Teri Stratton as industry panelists. The webinar covers key restaurant and retail industry […]