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

December 23, 2020

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 […]

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Preserving Value Through COVID-19: Restaurant Industry

November 17, 2020

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 […]

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

July 14, 2020

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 […]

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Mackinac Partners Welcomes Senior Turnaround and Restructuring Executive Kam Miramadi

May 14, 2020

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 […]

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