We serve middle-market organizations and stakeholders across a broad range of industries during times of transition, opportunity, or distress. Our professionals are experienced, hands-on, and collaborative, with a bias toward not just stabilizing but also transforming businesses that are facing financial and operational challenges.
Our Services


Bringing learning cross-industry accelerates change and helps us avoid insular thinking. Although you will see industry experts on every project, we push for breadth of experience on our teams as well.
Industry Expertise


assessments Assessments


Our assessments provide both the company and its financial constituents meaningful and actionable insights.

Restructuring & Turnaround Restructuring & Turnaround

Restructuring & Turnaround

We work to make short-term tactical adjustments, then develop a strategic plan and acquire buy-in from stakeholders.

Interim Management Interim Management

Interim Management

We lead companies through critical times and create a roadmap to success that we hand off seamlessly to new management.

Performance Improvement Performance Improvement

Performance Improvement

We seek to understand the organization in its entirety as we identify, prioritize and execute improvements for maximum impact.

Bankruptcy Advisory Bankruptcy Advisory

Bankruptcy Advisory

When filing for bankruptcy or similar court-supervised process is truly the best option, we first help our clients determine how they will exit the process, then formulate a strategy and guide them through the insolvency proceeding.

Litigation Support Litigation Support

Litigation Support

Our professionals possess extensive experience advising clients through complex litigation. We provide litigation support, financial advisory, and expert witness services.

Creditor Advisory Creditor Advisory

Creditor Advisory

Understanding the market, industry, and situational circumstances enables us to help stakeholders determine what scenarios provide value and what recovery might be realized.

Fiduciary Services Fiduciary Services

Fiduciary Services

Our experienced professionals know how to implement wind-down strategies and monetize assets to maximize value for the benefit of creditors.


Vertically Integrated Cannabis Grower

The company was a vertically integrated cannabis grower, processor, marketer, and retailer who engaged CR3 Partners to assess the company's business and performance improvement plan.

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Home Security Provider

The company was a $4MM recurring monthly revenue (RMR) home security provider to homes and businesses in the eastern U.S. with over 200 employees. After it became clear that the sale process would not yield a full recovery to the company's lenders, CR3 was engaged to provide a CRO and additional personnel.

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Quick Service Franchise Operation

The company was a $120MM quick service franchise operation that breached its covenant due to declining sales and hired CR3 Partners to assess its business plan.

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Food Packaging Products Manufacturer

The company was a private equity owned manufacturer of food packing products created from merger of two equally sized companies. Due to an unsuccessful merger and failed lean manufacturing implementations, CR3 Partners was engaged to assess operational issues, inventory control, and poor liquidity.

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Express Grain Terminals

Express Grain Terminal was a $165MM family-owned grain elevator and crushing operator trading in corn and soybeans and bean by products that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after the secured lender moved to dismiss management and appoint a receiver.

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Private Asset-Based Lender

The company is a diversified private asset-based lender providing financing solutions to established middle-market businesses, emerging brands, technologies, and their sponsors.

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JCPenney is a publicly traded company with 846 corporate locations and 12B in annual revenue that elected to file Chapter 11 bankruptcy due to COVID-19 shutdowns, C-suite turnover, and changes to the business and merchandising plans.

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CR3 has helped us to see a path in a very uncertain time, introduced us to new ways to look at our data, and helped us not only interpret those data but act upon those data. CR3 has not only helped us through tough times, they have also fit our unique culture.

- CEO, Fast-Casual Restaurant Chain


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Restaurant Turnaround Strategies and Activities to Consider

Restaurant Turnaround Strategies and Activities to Consider

Restructuring professionals wear many hats while executing a turnaround. They need to be skilled in finance, marketing, operations, human resources, and other areas. A strong turnaround professional is not only competent in these areas, but also knows when to leverage others.

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Are Private Lenders Ready for a Recession?

Are Private Lenders Ready for a Recession?

For those who survived the global financial crisis (GFC) in 2007 and 2008, the aftershock seemed inevitable—and indeed it was. The capital invested in the middle market by private equity firms is exemplary.

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Navigating a First-Of-Its-Kind Bankruptcy Case

Navigating a First-Of-Its-Kind Bankruptcy Case

On September 15, 2021, a grain elevator operator and processor of soybeans submitted an out-of-compliance borrowing base certificate to its secured lender. What followed was a novel bankruptcy case marked by massive complexity and a near-impossible positive outcome.

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We believe that face-to-face interaction and communication with our clients helps to effectively understand their business and produce quality results. Our mobility is unhindered by state lines or time zones.

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