ENGAGEMENTS

A FEW OF OUR MOST RECENT PROJECTS

MCA Financial Group practices nationwide, serving clients from a variety of different industries. Our experience in various industries, as well as technical expertise in Corporate Restructuring, Litigation Support & Expert Testimony, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Valuation Services, enable us to provide quality solutions in a timely manner.

 

RECENT ENGAGEMENTS

Distribution, Logistics and Transportation

Warehouse


MCA was retained by the board at critical juncture in growth strategy. After opening a second 500,000 sqft warehouse, the company ran out of cash and faced a business shutdown, as the secured lender was not willing to advance on operating losses. MCA developed and led a reorganization plan to consolidate operations, substantially reduce inventory, and adjust costs to regain breakeven cash flow. MCA led the company and the secured real estate and ABL lenders through a successful sale process via the Delaware Bankruptcy Court, resulting in full recoveries for the secured lenders and recoveries for the unsecured lenders.

$240MM
REGIONAL

Real Estate & Construction

Real Estate


MCA was appointed receiver over a multi-state organization holding real estate investments, limited partnership interests, and joint ventures by a group of creditors to search, secure, and recover on assets. Lender and investor obligations exceeded $100 million and the process was highly litigious. MCA successfully recovered and monetized assets for distribution to lenders and investors.

EXCEEDED $50MM ASSETS
MULTI-STATE

Food Service and Franchising

Food Processing


MCA was the court appointed receiver for a group of companies with locations in Ohio, Nebraska, and California who provided blending, packaging, and production of real dairy and dairy substitutes. The company was over-advanced on its line of credit and out of cash. Significant vendor issues existed. MCA developed and led a restructuring plan that reduced expenses and sold each facet of the business to different buyers, resulting in full payment to the bank and payment to certain unsecured creditors.

$45MM
NATIONAL

Distribution, Logistics & Transportation

3PL


MCA was the lender’s advisor for a $75 million national 3PL (supply chain management solutions, logistics services, and other related supply chain driven services). The company had identified the potential embezzlement of what was estimated to be $8 million by their Chief Financial Officer. Out of cash and in an over-advanced situation with the lender, vendors had stopped shipping and operations were at a standstill. MCA helped to identify additional embezzled funds bringing the total to $16 million. MCA was appointed Chief Restructuring Officer and successfully negotiated with the lender and vendors to reestablish production and operations. With operations reestablished the bank was able to sell its note, with minimal deficiency, to a private equity buyer.

$75MM
NATIONAL

Energy

O&G Field Services


Faced with over $50 million in debt and cash losses, MCA successfully led the sale of non-core energy related assets and restructuring of core operations, including a feed mill, sand and gravel operation, and 3PL services in an out-of-court restructuring. Creditors were repaid and the remaining operations were properly capitalized through a refinancing.

$75MM
TEXAS

Services & Franchising

Waste and Recycling


MCA was retained by one of the largest independent waste management companies in California. The company was in default with its lender and was running out of cash due to material losses from several non-core business investments. MCA developed and led a restructuring plan to divest of all non-core investments, implement operational efficiencies, reduce costs, improve cash flow, and structure a forbearance agreement with the bank.

$110MM
CALIFORNIA

Real Estate & Construction

Hotel


As receiver and property manager of the Super 8 Goodyear, MCA has successfully transitioned operations from the borrower to the receiver. Since MCA’s appointment, the Super 8 Goodyear has reported 6 profitable months resulting in a successful sale.The Super 8 Goodyear is a 90 room limited service motel built in 1986 which is located 15 miles from downtown Phoenix.

90 ROOMS
ARIZONA

Real Estate & Construction

Condominiums


During the 10 month engagement at lumiere, MCA sold 3 condominiums and turned an operating loss into an operating profit with hands on management and successful expense controls.lumiere is located at the base of Telluride Mountain in the Mountains Village community. The boutique hotel offers the finest in luxury accommodations.

18 LUXURY RESIDENCES
TELLURIDE, COLORADO

Services & Franchising

Ice Cream Stores


MCA provided business valuation services to the board of this firm to assist the board in an independent determination of fair market value during a business sale process. MCA’s analysis included in excess of 1,400 store locations, including both franchisee and company-owned stores.

1400 LOCATIONS
INTERNATIONAL

Retail & Consumer Products

Grocery Store


MCA was retained by a West Texas family to value and sell a multi-store grocery operation. MCA determined the appropriate range of values, then went to market in a targeted effort to seek the appropriate buyer. MCA led the negotiation and successfully managed the process through closing.

$140MM
REGIONAL

Financial Services Banking & Lending

Mortgage Servicer & Insurance Recovery Provider


MCA served as financial advisor to a subordinated debt holder as part of a $100 million capital structure, including senior term and revolving debt. MCA advised on restructuring plans and on a spin-off transaction in a successful debt for equity swap. MCA also assisted in post-transaction integration matters.

$45MM
NATIONAL

Automotive

Ceramic Break Pad Manufacturer


MCA was retained by a national lender to prepare an expert report containing MCA’s opinions and to provide expert witness services, as to whether an automotive brake manufacturer had sustained damages totaling up to $40 million as a result of its alleged inability to complete a “strategic alliance” with a national distributor. MCA’s expert report, which established that the plaintiff’s alleged claims had no merit, was relied upon in reaching a successful out-of-court settlement for the lender.



NATIONAL

Services & Franchising

Construction


MCA was retained by a business brokerage firm that was being sued by the buyer in a post-transaction dispute regarding standard of care. MCA analyzed the relevant documents and accounting records, and interviewed the business owners to assess the merits of the buyer’s alleged claims. MCA's expert report and expert testimony led the court to rule in favor of MCA’s client.

$10MM
ARIZONA

Manufacturer & Industrial

Flight Control Displays


MCA was retained by an international manufacturer of flight control systems to lead and manage the spin-off of a sophisticated display manufacturing subsidiary as part of a management buyout transaction. MCA performed valuation services, negotiated the transaction, and managed the process through closing—including work on ITAR and other State Department issues, given the military and defense components of the business.

$40MM
INTERNATIONAL

Manufacturer & Industrial

Communications Equipment


MCA was retained by management to perform a valuation of the company, in conjunction with a buy-back plan from minority shareholders, of this formerly publicly traded firm. MCA completed the valuation and prepared a valuation report that was distributed to the minority shareholders along with a tender offer. Management was successful in completing the repurchase of minority shares at a defensible value, which was mutually beneficial for the company and the minority shareholders.

$160MM
NATIONAL

Parts Manufacturing

Parts Manufacturing


MCA was retained as a valuation expert by a group of dissenting minority shareholders, who were forced to sell their shares as a result of a merger transaction carried out by the majority shareholder. MCA prepared a valuation report for the dissenting shares, prepared a rebuttal report for an opposing expert’s report, and testified in court in support of the valuation. The dissenting shareholders were ultimately awarded a judgment that was five times in excess of the amount previously paid in the merger transaction, plus fees and costs.

$80MM
NATIONAL

Energy

Utility Repair & Maintenance


A national utility repair and maintenance firm was sued by a utility for allegedly causing a catastrophic failure of a 240 megawatt power generation facility. MCA was retained by the repair firm to counter damage claims for replacement costs in excess of $35 million. MCA successfully prepared a damage analysis report that was used in the settlement process for this matter—resulting in a favorable outcome for the client.



REGIONAL

Real Estate & Construction

Commercial Office


MCA was engaged as receiver and property manager by the secured lender. The three-story building was 60% occupied at appointment with deferred maintenance issues. MCA worked through its standard receivership checklist, identifying irregularities between the bank statements and balance sheet cash accounts. At request of the lender MCA drilled down to discover nearly $150,000 had been diverted from the operating account to the borrower and several vendors. MCA worked with counsel to get the monies returned to the lender.

$73,000 sq.ft.
TEMPE, ARIZONA

The above successes are just a few of the projects the MCA Financial Group has completed over the past 20+ years for numerous industries.
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