Case Study

Snack Manufacturer

Snack products manufacturer and distribution; family-owned operation accepted growth capital from private equity firm.


$40 million


Food & Agribusiness, Manufacturing, Wholesale Distribution

Services Provided

Turnaround & Business Restructuring, Distressed M&A Support, Bankruptcy


Company bankruptcy. Private Equity investor was disappointed in financial performance and concerned about management’s ability to execute its turnaround plan.


  • Assisted in evaluating the company, negotiating with creditors and a developing plan of reorganization.

  • After successful emergence from bankruptcy, managed turnaround process, in conjunction with private equity group and new management. Using data analytics, determined actual delivered cost of products, evaluated product pricing, and helped managed price increase program across the broad, and evaluated route efficiency and profitability assisting in rationalizing routes.

  • Prior year operating loss to positive income of over $2 million in a 15-month cycle.

  • Assisted in sale of business providing full recovery to private equity firm.