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.


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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CiCis Pizza

The company was a private equity-owned pizza buffet franchisor that was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and government shutdown orders, resulting in the private equity sponsor no longer wanting to finance losses.

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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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Heavy Oil Producer

The company is a $24MM exploration and extraction company that produces heavy oil. The company filed for bankruptcy to avoid foreclosure by lenders, who petitioned for the appointment of a Chapter 11 Trustee.

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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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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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Downturns and Private Debt

Downturns and Private Debt

Many recall industry experts commenting on the amount of money funding middle market PE M&A pre-GFC in 2008-2010. Many thought it would not be repeated where so much money was deployed at "crazy multiples" with minimal structure. However by 2021 there were 9,446 M&A deals closed, representing $1.1T of invested capital.

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Labor Shortage 2022: Follow the Population Demographics

Labor Shortage 2022: Follow the Population Demographics

Much has been written about the labor shortage in the United States since the recovery from the 2020 COVID-19 recession. Yet there is little to no coverage on the changing demographic of retiring Baby Boomers and the lack of Generation X, Millennials, and Generation Z workers to take their place.

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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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