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The company is a 40-year-old California-based soup and salad cafeteria chain operating 130 restaurants. Faced with declining sales, challenging labor costs, significant debt burden, and multiple internal operational issues, the company was forced to file for bankruptcy and emerged as a new entity owned by senior lenders. CR3 professionals were hired to develop a turnaround roadmap post-bankruptcy revolving around a “save and reinvest” strategy. Additionally, the team served in various interim leadership roles. CR3 ushered in a new corporate culture, established a sustainable restaurant footprint, stabilized sales, and supported the sale of the company to an investor group.
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.
Dallas-based Partner Sugi Hadiwijaya recently teamed up with Dalton Potts at NRD Capital on a podcast highlighting topics of due diligence in the restaurant space. Listen to the full podcast brought to you by AICPA's Forensic and Valuation Services Section.
Roll-up mergers can create significant value through scale and cost savings, but not all roll-ups perform as expected. Speed of integration may be the most challenging factor when acquiring and consolidating multiple assets.
Ensuring every detail throughout the customer experience, as well as the back office, is executed according to a specific vision can lead to success, but it often means taking on functions internally that the business is not well-positioned to execute, or outsourcing functions that are best performed in-house.
Sometimes an unconventional approach validates an uncommon way of thinking. When an organization seeks interim management, it is typically distressed. A new CEO is named, and restructuring commences with the goal of continued operations or an exit.
Partner, Sugi Hadiwijaya and OverlayAnalytics' Founder and CEO, Bryan Shupe, discuss how similar to challenges around kitchen management, data challenges are multi-faceted, from data compilation and interpretation, to conversion and utilization, and cultural integration with Nation's Restaurant News.
How do a management team and Board of Directors know when to engage an interim manager, and how do different situations determine the type of interim manager they should hire?
CR3 Partners was recently named to Consulting Magazine's list of Best Consulting Firms to Work For. It is an honor to be part of this distinguished list of companies.
CR3 Partners announced that the firm received the Award for "Restructuring of the Year ($10MM to $50MM)" by M&A Advisor in the "Chapter 11 Reorganization Award" category.
When restructuring advisors are engaged to stabilize their clients' operations, they often focus on cutting expenses and controlling disbursements.
During COVID-19, a significant amount of restaurant bankruptcies saw the lenders taking over the assets when no qualified buyers came to the table. Now that these lenders have become temporary restaurateurs.
CR3 has appointed new Partner Suzanne Roski to expand and lead this practice in our new Richmond office. Suzanne's background includes over 35 years of professional experience with troubled companies, litigation, forensic investigation, and valuation consulting.
Partner, David Tiffany walks us through how CROs adapt to limits on on-site presence in the most recent installment of the Turnaround Management Association's Journal of Corporate Renewal.
CR3 Partners is proud to announce the expansion of its rapidly growing Los Angeles office by adding two Senior Associates, Alex Pettee and Ashtynn Baltimore. Along with the additions to the Los Angeles office, CR3 Partners would also like to announce its new Director, Avery Alcorn out of the Houston office.
The restaurant industry has been one of the hardest-hit industries during COVID-19. Director, Kep Sweeney, gives advice on how to best navigate through it and shares what his current client has done to actually improve during these difficult times.
Led by Dustin Lough, the engagement team for The NORDAM Group, a large international aerospace company, received the Restructuring of the Year ($250MM to $500MM) award as advisors to the lending group leading up to and including the Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding.
CR3 Partners is pleased to announce that Sean Cunningham has joined as a Partner of the firm and will be based in its New York office. David Tiffany has been elevated to Partner of the firm in the Los Angeles office.
CR3 Partners is delighted to announce that Tim Skillman has joined as a Partner of the firm and will be heading the new CR3 Partners Los Angeles office.
CR3 Partners is pleased to announce that the firm was awarded two Turnaround Atlas Awards on May 20, 2019 at the Global M&A Network Annual Gala.
The CR3 Partners Board of Managers is pleased to announce that Jeff Armstrong and Dawn Ragan have been admitted to the firm's partnership.
Partner, Dawn Ragan, was recently featured in a Q&A article in the Journal of Corporate Renewal, the official publication of the Turnaround Management Association.
CR3 Partners is pleased to announce that Tim Shanahan has joined the CR3 Partners team and will be based in its Chicago office.
The CR3 Partners Board of Managers is delighted to announce that James Katchadurian has been promoted to Partner with the firm.
SSG Capital Advisors, LLC (SSG) acted as the investment banker to New England Orthotic & Prosthetic Systems, LLC and its affiliates in the sale of all of its outstanding senior debt to AHM Healthcare Strategies (AHM), an affiliate of Eschen Prosthetic and Orthotic Laboratories, Inc. (Eschen).
The leadership of CR3 Partners, LLC, today revealed the details of their newly-formed national turnaround and performance improvement firm.