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Dustin Bernstein

Senior Director

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2963 Sidco Drive, Suite 101
Nashville, TN 37204

+1.305.341.7870 Main
+1.847.772.1563 Mobile

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Dustin Bernstein is a Senior Director at Ankura with over 10 years of experience in accounting, M&A, debt advisory and restructuring. He is based in Nashville.


Dustin’s professional experience includes:

  • Financial advisor and Chapter 11 preparation for by CHLOE, an all-vegan restaurant chain during a Subchapter V process. Our role included cash flow management and operational oversight.
  • Financial advisor and investment banker in a Wisconsin Chapter 128 Receivership for a $50 million cottonseed distributor.
  • Interim CFO for a $60 million distressed metal scrap yard during a restructuring, strategic sale, FBI-led fraud investigation, and a Wisconsin Chapter 128 Receivership, where he saved over 100 jobs.
  • Conducted a debt and equity raise for a $35 million aftermarket aviation parts distributor.
  • Forecasted 13-week cash flows, DIP budget, and led bank forbearance negotiations for a $250 million sporting goods manufacturer through a Chapter 11 bankruptcy (363 auction process).
  • Created a business validation report for a $115 million sugar processor and distributor.
  • Modeled yearly forecasts and coordinated a private capital raise of $704,000 for a $50 million railroad crosstie manufacturer.
  • Coordinated liquidation and various business sales for a $25 million sports licensor.
  • Performed debt advisory and cash flow advisory services for a $30 million knitted pile fabric manufacturer.
  • Additional analyses performed includes budget vs. actual, liquidation analyses, M&A due diligence, financial statement analysis & modeling, sales & profit analysis, SKU rationalization, and debt reorganization.
  • BS, Finance & Accounting, Indiana University Kelley School of Business. Italian (minor)
  • Certified Public Accountant (inactive)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • Secured Finance Network

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