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Hilco Valuation Services is the world’s most experienced and reliable appraisal firm. It would be difficult to name an industry that we have not served, an asset category we have not appraised, nor a valuation service we have not provided.
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Asset Appraisals and Due Diligence Services

Hilco Valuation Services is one of the world’s largest and most diversified business asset appraisers and valuation advisors. It would be difficult to name an industry that we have not served, an asset category we have not appraised, nor a valuation service we have not provided.

Headquartered in the Chicago area, Hilco Valuation Services has offices in key cities around the world and provides services on five continents.

We have expertise in a wide range of Asset Classes, including Inventory, Machinery and Equipment, Real Estate, and Enterprise Valuation. From Aerospace and Financial Services to Retail and Energy to Healthcare and Technology, we have delivered valuations for all industries. And we have provided services from Lending and Financial Reporting to Enterprise Planning and Litigation Support.


Smarter Perspective - Automotive Q1 2020

Smarter Perspective - Automotive Q1 - The U.S. Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate of Vehicle Sales Succumbs to COVID-19

As we all know too well, when the “shelter-in-place” orders began to be issued in mid-March in response to COVID-19, showroom traffic slowed to a trickle, unemployment claims skyrocketed, and vehicle sales plummeted. The SAAR fell to 11.4 million vehicles in March, the lowest level since April 2010 when the industry was recovering from the Great Recession.
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The Evolving Story of Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

In a previous Hilco Valuation Services article from last July, we provided an early assessment of the implementation of the Section 232 tariffs on the steel and aluminum markets.
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The Toll of Taxes and Tariffs on U.S. Housing and the Lumber Market

The Trump administration tax policies enacted toward the end of 2017 first showed signs of a positive impact very early in 2018.
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Auto Parts Q4 2019 Perspective

Hilco Smart Insights: Automotive Parts Perspectives Q4 2019

Net sales for the Hilco Parts Index (HPI) totaled $65.5 billion for the fourth quarter of 2019, a 4.4% increase from one year earlier and 0.7% higher than the third quarter of 2019. Weather conditions across the country were unseasonably mild for December leading to lackluster performance from traditional winter categories like alternators, starters, batteries, wipers, and antifreeze.
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Founded in 1909, Los Angeles-based Dearden’s was one of Southern California’s oldest businesses, selling furniture, appliances and home goods, mostly to the lower-income Latino market. In June of 2017, the retailer’s management team began an organized wind-down. Dearden's elected to close all eight of its retail stores and monetize its receivable portfolio.

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Hilco Corporate Finance Hires Industry Expert Brian Graves as Managing Director

Jan 24, 2020

Hilco Corporate Finance (HCF) announced today that Brian Graves has joined the company as Managing Director. In this capacity, Mr. Graves will manage the continued growth and development of the investment banking business. Mr. Graves will be responsible for generating new business for the firm, managing existing client engagements, and overseeing junior staff.

As an experienced executive with over 20 years of executive leadership experience, Mr. Graves most recently held the position of Managing Director at GSM where he was responsible for developing significant deal referral sources for middle market transactions and advising Boards, and their executive teams on mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures/restructurings. He has significant experience in advising C-Suite executives in matters relating to mergers, acquisitions, due diligence, divestures, turnarounds, capital restructuring, debt structuring, and raising capital. He has held leadership roles at Dresner Partners Investment Bank, IMAP Investment Bank, EY Strategic Advisory Group, Credit Suisse HOLT, and Mesirow Financial.

Jason Frank, CEO of HCF says, “As we continue to aggressively grow HCF, I am excited that we continue to add talented executives such as Brian. With his impressive background and experience, HCF will be able to expand the breadth and depth of our platform, as well as continue to add incremental value to our clients as we continue to provide custom solutions to meet the challenges they face.”

Mr. Graves has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University. He holds a variety of investment banking licenses as well as lends his expertise at various industry related speaking engagements and publications.

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