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Press Release  |  07/05/2021  |  Melissa Kibler

Turnaround of the Year Award from M&A Global Network

Senior Managing Director Melissa Kibler recognized with Women’s Leadership Award

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 bankruptcy.

Senior Managing Director Melissa Kibler, who served as Rubio’s CRO in the company’s chapter 11 bankruptcy, was also recognized with the Women’s Leadership award, one of two awards presented in the Leadership category.

The honorees were recognized at the13th Annual Turnaround Atlas Awards ceremony, in conjunction with the Restructuring + Distressed Investing Forum. Kibler, who is also currently serving as President of the American College of Bankruptcy, spoke on the “Wonder Women of Restructuring” panel during the conference.

Mackinac shared the Corporate Turnaround of the Year, Small Mid Markets award for Rubio’s Restaurants with Ropes & Gray LLP, counsel to Rubio’s, and Foley Hoag LLP, counsel to sponsor Mill Road Capital Management.

The independently governed awards recognized excellence in the categories of best-value creating transactions, outstanding firms, leaders & professional from the restructuring, insolvency and distressed M&A communities.

The award validates excellence, diligent work of professionals and firms from the industry. Winners should take pride for effectuating successful restructurings, proving their creativity, expertise and differentiated talents especially during the COVID-19 related circumstance,” said Shanta Kumari, CEO and Global Group Editor at Global M&A Network.”

You can view the full list of the 2021 honorees here.

Meet Melissa Kibler

Melissa Kibler
Melissa Kibler
Senior Managing Director

Melissa is a Senior Managing Director with approximately 30 years of experience providing financial advisory, and turnaround & restructuring management services to Fortune 500 and mid-sized companies and their stakeholders. She also has extensive investigative, litigation, and valuation experience, including insolvency-related litigation, avoidance actions, fraud investigations, merger and acquisition disputes, director and officer claims, and other commercial litigation support. Melissa has provided expert testimony on several occasions in U.S. District Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, state court, arbitrations, and other venues. Her industry experience includes automotive, aviation, education, energy, financial services, gaming, healthcare, manufacturing/distribution, media/entertainment, municipalities, natural resources, real estate/construction, retail, restaurant, steel, telecommunications, transportation and other industries.  Read more