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A Full Package Plan for Future Growth

The Engagement

Conway MacKenzie professionals worked for a $45 million contract packager that was a fully integrated operation supporting the aftermarket automotive parts and service requirements. The company’s capabilities included flexible packaging processes, moderate assembly operations, access to flexible labor and integrated information systems with an Original Equipment Manufacturer.

Our Role

A Conway MacKenzie professional was Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer for the company. The Conway MacKenzie professional was responsible for the financial management and related treasurer activities, and active in costing and pricing policies and major business expansion initiatives, including acquisitions.

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Equipped for Efficiency

The Engagement

Conway MacKenzie worked for a $100 million fully integrated packager, including gift and other prepaid cards (labor, plastic and cardboard printing, clam shells and other plastic casings). The company delivered on-time packaged consumer products for Fortune 100 firms. The company had multiple operations within the Midwest that required, after thorough review, rationalization and systems enhancements.

Our Role

Conway MacKenzie performed an assessment and validation of near and intermediate term cash flows and reviewed the working capital and collateral assets in order to identify opportunities for improvement.

The Result

Conway MacKenzie reviewed the company’s business plan, performed a viability assessment, and worked with lenders to restructure debt supported by operational improvements and related cash flows.

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Navigating a Path Through Challenging Terrain

The Engagement

Conway MacKenzie worked for a provider of cardboard packaging for the automotive industry. The business was distressed due to union labor issues as well as financial viability issues.

Our Role

Conway MacKenzie, along with the owner, agreed to pursue an orderly wind-down. Conway MacKenzie was able to secure some temporary price increases from customers to fund the wind-down and seamlessly transition to other suppliers.

The Result

As a result, the company and its secured lender were able to settle out-of-court with the company’s vendors, thus receiving a higher percentage of the recoveries than what would have been possible in a bankruptcy filing.

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