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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.

Perspectives

Automotive Industry

Smarter Perspective - Automotive Q2 - The U.S. Automotive Industry Hits Bottom in Second Quarter?

After a 50% drop in U.S. deliveries of light vehicles, the seasonally adjusted, annualized rate of sales (SAAR) for April had fallen to 8.6 million vehicles. Anxious to generate some cash flow, automakers offered generous incentives to encourage nervous would-be buyers to get back in the market.
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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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Spotlight

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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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News

Hilco Corporate Finance Announces Appointment of Industry Leader Geoffrey Frankel as Chief Executive Officer

Jun 07, 2021

Hilco Corporate Finance (HCF) announced today that Geoffrey Frankel has joined the organization as Chief Executive Officer. In this capacity, Mr. Frankel will be responsible for leading the growth of our corporate finance business as we expand our special situations capabilities and grow our current investment banking, valuation and strategic advisory practice by delivering strategic solutions such as recapitalization, debt restructuring, business expansion, liquidity creation, sale of a business, ownership succession, and management transition solutions.

Tom Greco, CEO of Hilco Commercial Industrial says, “We are delighted to have Geoffrey join the Hilco Corporate Finance team as Chief Executive Officer. As we continue to evolve and grow the company, Geoffrey’s leadership and experience in building a financial and strategic advisory practice will be invaluable to the organization.”

As an industry leader, Mr. Frankel has 30 years of experience advising middle-market clients on M&A transactions, financings, restructurings, and litigation support services. Over the course of his career, he has led over 100 transactions across a broad range of industries – with particular focus on distressed and restructuring situations in the diversified industrials, metals, automotive, and retail/consumer sectors.  He has prior experience overseeing the development of corporate finance and restructuring practices within KeyBanc Capital Markets, Harris Williams, and Huron Consulting Group.

Geoffrey Frankel, CEO of HCF says, “Joining a world-class organization such as Hilco Global is a unique and incredibly exciting opportunity for me. I look forward to leveraging my prior experience leading middle market corporate finance practices as we accelerate the expansion of HCF’s services.”

Mr. Frankel holds a Juris Doctor from The George Washington University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Turnaround Management Association and the Association for Corporate Growth.

 

About Hilco Corporate Finance: Hilco Corporate Finance LLC (www.HilcoCF.com) is a registered broker/dealer with the Securities and Exchange Commission and a member of FINRA and SIPC.  Hilco Global is an independent and diversified financial services company with a strong track record of maximizing the value of assets for both healthy and distressed companies.  Hilco Global is comprised of twenty specialized business units that help companies understand the value of their assets and then monetize that value.  Hilco Global has an excellent track record of delivering successful results by aligning interests with clients and providing them strategic insight, advice, and, in many instances, the capital required to complete the deal.

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