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Mackinac Partners’ Managing Director Matt Beresh Wins M&A Service Leadership Award

June 2, 2014

Mackinac Partners is pleased to announce that Matt Beresh, a Managing Director for the Company, has been presented with a top “Service Provider” award from The M&A Advisor in its 5thAnnual “40 Under 40 Recognition Awards” announced this month.   He was announced as one of the winners in his category among numerous competing individuals for his efforts on several fronts over the past year including the §363 sale of a $300 million hog production company.

The M&A Advisor, a globally renowned organization of leading M&A, financing and turnaround professionals, created this recognition award to promote mentorship and professional development amongst emerging business leaders. The 2014 “40 Under 40 Award” Winners were chosen for their accomplishments and contribution from a pool of prominent nominees by an independent judging panel of distinguished business leaders (  The award will be presented on Tuesday, June 24th, at a black tie Awards Gala at the Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan, in conjunction with the 2014 “Emerging Leaders Summit” – an exclusive event pairing 40 Under 40 winners together with their mentors and other business and industry executives.

“We are very proud that Matt has received this important award and recognition from business leaders and his industry peers,” said Jim Weissenborn, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Mackinac Partners.  “Matt has been an integral part of our practice for over ten years, and our clients and business partners have great respect for his professionalism, capabilities and the value he brings to restructuring solutions and M&A transactions. We are very pleased for Matt on behalf of the entire Mackinac Partners family.”

A Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA), Beresh has served on many senior management teams representing debtors, secured lenders, and private equity companies in directing restructuring operations, cash flow and liquidity, and stakeholder negotiations. Beresh has extensive M&A experience in both buy-side and sell-side transactions, and has helped direct several key transactions in recent years, including the acquisition and integration of multiple distressed timeshare competitors with transaction values of greater than $200 million, the §363 sale of a $300 million hog production company, and the divestiture of two business units for a $2 billion consumer products company. Deals Beresh has led or played a key role in over the past five years have received eight awards from leading industry organizations, including The M&A Advisor.

“In 2010 we initiated the ‘40 Under 40 Awards’ to recognize the emerging leaders of the M&A, Financing and Turnaround industries” said David Fergusson, President of The M&A Advisor. “It is our belief that this group of accomplished women and men will have a significant effect on the advancement of our industry. And it is our great pleasure to recognize them and provide a forum for them to meet and engage with one another.”

Mackinac Partners received three 2014 awards from The M&A Advisor earlier this year for its role as restructuring financial advisor and Chief Restructuring Officer to AgFeed Industries, Inc. including International M&A Deal of the Year, Agriculture Deal of the Year and §363 Sale of the Year.