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Mackinac Senior Managing Director Melissa Kibler joins restructuring and turnaround experts in TMA panel “The Inside Story of a Chief Restructuring Officer”

July 19, 2021

Mackinac Senior Managing Director Melissa Kibler participated in an expert restructuring panel of Certified Turnaround Professionals at the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) program “The Inside Story of a Chief Restructuring Officer (CRO)” on June 29, 2021. The virtual event, held by the TMA’s Chicago/Midwest Chapter, focused on the role of a CRO in helping distressed […]

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Mackinac Senior Managing Director Nishant Machado and other Restaurant Industry experts address “Current Trends in Restaurant Restructurings” in AIRA Conference Session

July 7, 2021

Mackinac Partners’ Senior Managing Director Nishant Machado joined restaurant industry experts on June 29th, 2021 in the virtual conference session “We Are What We Eat – Current Trends in Restaurant Restructurings”. The session was part of the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors’ (AIRA) 37th Annual Bankruptcy and Restructuring Conference Virtual Series. “There is a […]

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Mackinac receives Turnaround of the Year Award for Rubio’s Restaurants from M&A Global Network, Senior Managing Director Melissa Kibler recognized with Women’s Leadership Award

July 5, 2021

Bloomfield Hills, MI – Mackinac, an Accordion company and a leading financial advisory, restructuring and turnaround management firm, has been recognized with the “2021 Corporate Turnaround of the Year, Small Mid Market” Atlas Award from the Global M&A Network for its role as CRO and financial advisor to Rubio’s Restaurants in the company’s restructuring and […]

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Mackinac Partners Senior Managing Director Melissa Kibler speaks on the “Demystifying Rainmaking” panel at IWIRC’s 18th Annual Spring Conference

June 11, 2021

Mackinac Partners Senior Managing Director Melissa Kibler spoke on the “Demystifying Rainmaking” panel at the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (“IWIRC”) Annual Spring Conference on May 11, 2021. The panel’s focus was on the steps that insolvency professionals can take to become rainmakers both in their careers and for their respective firms, including the […]

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Mackinac Partners is acquired by Accordion in Strategic Expansion of Capabilities

May 11, 2021

Mackinac Partners, a leading financial advisory, restructuring, turnaround and interim management firm, is being acquired by Accordion, a private equity-focused financial consulting and technology firm dedicated to empowering the Finance and Accounting functions and driving performance improvement, both companies have announced. The acquisition will enable Accordion to more meaningfully provide clients the type of value […]

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“Where Are We Now – The Restaurant Industry One Year After the COVID Outbreak”: Mackinac Partners Senior Managing Director Nishant Machado and restaurant industry panel discuss the state of the industry and upcoming challenges in TMA Symposium

April 22, 2021

Mackinac Partners, Senior Managing Director Nishant Machado, joined restaurant industry experts John Lucas, Partner at Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones, and Teri Stratton, Managing Director for Piper Sandler | TRS Advisors in a TMA SoCal sponsored virtual discussion “Where Are We Now – The Restaurant Industry One Year After the COVID Outbreak.” The discussion focused […]

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“Understanding and Managing Cash in Distressed Companies” – Mackinac Partners Senior Managing Director Melissa Kibler addresses key steps at the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Annual Spring Meeting

April 20, 2021

Mackinac Partners Senior Managing Director Melissa S. Kibler presented “Understanding and Managing Cash in Distressed Companies” today at a forum of the Liquidity Crisis Panel at the American Bankruptcy Institute’s (ABI) annual spring meeting. In the presentation, Kibler, who previously has served as President of the ABI, emphasized the importance of: a strong internal and […]

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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”

March 17, 2021

“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 […]

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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”

March 9, 2021

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 […]

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

January 15, 2021

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 […]

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