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Mackinac Partners announces Senior Financial, M&A and Restructuring Executive Alan Bentley has Rejoined the Firm

September 26, 2019

C. Alan Bentley, Senior Managing Director

Bloomfield Hills, MI – Sept 26, 2019 – Mackinac Partners, a leading operational turnaround, restructuring and financial advisory firm, announced that C. Alan Bentley, a former Partner and Senior Financial, M&A and Restructuring executive at Mackinac Partners has rejoined the firm as Senior Managing Director.

Bentley, who most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Diamond Resorts, Inc., a NYSE registered global resort and timeshare company prior to its acquisition by Apollo Global Management in a multi-billion dollar go-private transaction in 2016. Bentley also previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Diamond Resorts Europe, Ltd. In both roles, Bentley helped execute numerous mid-market acquisitions and integrations across North America and Europe, which helped the company achieve quadrupled revenue growth over an eight-year period and a more than 500% increase in EBITDA earnings.

“We are extremely pleased to have Al return as a member of our senior management team” Mackinac Partners Founder and Managing Partner Jim Weissenborn said. “We’ve had a strong working relationship with Al for over 20 years and he was central to the early development of our resort, leisure and timeshare practice. He now brings even more extensive experience to the firm following his leadership roles at Diamond Resorts, which has remained a successful and key client” he added. 

“We really look forward to the tremendous value Al can help bring our clients on new business development and restructuring opportunities across the resort, leisure, timeshare, retail, grocery, products and service sectors” Weissenborn said. 

Bentley led numerous restructuring transactions in his prior role with Mackinac Partners, including serving as a Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 Trustee in a large vacation ownership and land development bankruptcy case.  He has also served as an expert and fact witness in multiple litigation and bankruptcy cases.

Prior to Mackinac Partners, Bentley was a Managing Director for KPMG’s Southeastern Unites States Corporate Recovery Group. He has also held various C-level positions for distressed organizations in the retail and hospitality industries and spent over a decade in the accounting and financial services groups of Arthur Andersen & Co.

About Mackinac Partners

Mackinac Partners is a nationally recognized turnaround, restructuring and financial advisory firm serving companies and their stakeholders across a wide spectrum of industries and sizes. Mackinac Partners provides clients with C-level and seasoned professionals who have deep expertise in overcoming liquidity and operational challenges, creating value, improving company performance, driving new growth and reducing risks. We have offices in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit and Los Angeles, and our core services include CRO and restructuring advisory, turnaround and interim management, M&A advisory and integration, brand performance improvement, investigations and forensics, corporate security, litigation support and dispute advisory services. We have a twenty-year history of working with clients and firmly believe in developing long-lasting relationships by delivering strong results.

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