News & Insights

Robert Relief Joins Mackinac Partners

August 2, 2013

Mackinac Partners is pleased to announce the addition of Robert Relief as an Analyst to the firm.  Rob previously worked as an intern for Mackinac during the summer of 2012 supporting a complex engagement for a client in the hospitality industry.  He was an integral part of the team, contributing to financial modeling, business analysis […]


AgFeed Files Chapter 11, Mackinac Partners Leads Restructuring

July 18, 2013

By Yogita Patel, Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones Hog producer AgFeed Industries Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday after agreeing to wind down its supply contract with its main U.S. customer, Hormel Foods Corp., which purchases weanling pigs and hogs from the company. AgFeed plans to sell its U.S. operations while under Chapter 11 protection. […]


Mackinac Partners Receives Three 2013 Atlas Awards From The Global M&A Network

July 3, 2013

The Global M&A Network selected Mackinac Partners for three Atlas Awards in its 2013 Winners Circle at their 5th annual awards ceremony on June 25th. Mackinac Partners received the award for “Boutique Turnaround Firm of the Year”, as well as the award for “Special Situations M&A Deal of the Year” for the firm’s stewardship of […]


Mackinac Partners Receives International Restructuring Deal of the Year Award

October 16, 2012

The M&A Advisor announced the winners of the 2012 International M&A Advisor Awards at the 4th Annual International M&A Awards Gala at the New York Athletic Club on Wednesday, October 10th. The M&A Advisor applauded the successful out-of-court restructuring of PlayPower, Inc. as the International Restructuring Deal of the Year. In addition to Mackinac Partners, […]


Kalamazoo College Names Athletic Tunnel after Mackinac Partners

October 15, 2012

On October 20, 2012, Kalamazoo College unveiled its new $16 million sports facility. The Kalamazoo College Athletic Field Complex is the first phase of the College’s strategic plan to enhance its athletic programs. In doing so, the College will serve the needs of its students and create a more vibrant campus environment in order to […]


Mackinac Partners Receives Two ‘Deal of the Year’ Awards for Playpower Restructuring

August 9, 2012

Bloomfield Hills, MI – Mackinac Partners is pleased to announce the receipt of two industry awards for its role in the successful turnaround and financial restructuring of PlayPower, Inc. PlayPower, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, is one of the world’s largest, fully integrated manufacturers and marketers of commercial playground equipment and floating marine dock systems.  […]


Mackinac Partners Announces Sale of Pacific Monarch Resorts

May 23, 2012

Mackinac Partners is pleased to announce the sale of Pacific Monarch Resorts (“PMR”), a privately owned developer and operator of luxury vacation ownership properties in the US and Mexico. Diamond Resorts International (“Diamond Resorts”), a global leader in the hospitality and vacation ownership industry, purchased a substantial portion of PMR’s assets including inventory at nine […]


Mackinac Partners Sponsors CARE House’s Circle of Friends Luncheon

January 26, 2012

Child abduction survivor, Elizabeth Smart, was the key note speaker at CARE House of Oakland County’s 16th annual Circle of Friends luncheon held on January 26, 2012 at the Townsend Hotel. The event was generously underwritten by Mackinac Partners of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Over 350 people attended the sold-out event, humbly listening to the details […]


Mackinac Partners Receives Industrial Manufacturing/Distribution Deal of the Year Award for Out-of-Court Restructuring of PlayPower, Inc.

December 16, 2011

NEW YORK, Dec. 16, 2011 – The M&A Advisor announced the winners of the 10th Annual M&A Advisor Awards on Tuesday, December 13.  The out-of-court restructuring of PlayPower, Inc. was honored with a 2011 M&A Advisor Award for excellence. The team was recognized in the award category “Industrial Manufacturing/Distribution Deal of the Year ($250 Million […]


Investment Banking and Capital Markets Analyst Kyle Koger Joins Mackinac Partners

November 3, 2011

Mackinac Partners is pleased to announce that Investment Banking and Capital Markets analyst Kyle Koger has joined the firm.  Since coming to Mackinac Partners, Kyle has been involved in servicing a number of the firm’s real estate clients. Kyle has been instrumental in providing analytical and financial modeling support for several distressed real estate matters […]