Fort Dearborn has worked with a variety of companies in the Media, Entertainment & Leisure Industry. This industry is subject to high competition and sometimes fast-paced shifts in customer preferences. Those changes can result in stress on cash flows and profitability, requiring swift understanding and decision making by management to make needed changes that enable strong operations into the future.
Notable engagements have included a turnaround of a motorsport raceway, a turnaround of a musical instrument manufacturer, a turnaround and subsequent sale of a large book and magazine distributor, and turnaround of a major children's book publisher. These turnarounds resulted in restoration of significant enterprise values for the ownership groups by providing a stabilizing and strategic focus to return to strong operating performance.