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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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Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Chart

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

Several Female Executives at Hilco Global Honored by The Secured Lender and the ABF Journal for outstanding leadership in the financial services industry

Jun 15, 2021

Hilco Global is proud to announce that Charmy Shah and Simone Probyn are profiled in the May 2021 Women in Secured Finance issue of The Secured Lender. Anu Krishnan and Farla Efros were named Top Women in Asset-Based lending in the ABF Journal's inaugural Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity (DE&I) issue. These four extraordinary Hilco Global executives are being honored and recognized for their significant leadership and contributions in the finance industry.

Charmy Shah serves as Senior Vice President, Strategic and Financial Planning at Hilco Global and is responsible for coordinating overall corporate strategy. Ms. Shah oversees the annual and strategic planning process, acts as a critical liaison with Hilco Global's lenders, and evaluates investments and M&A opportunities. Her many achievements during her 15+ year career at Hilco include developing the management reporting and forecasting models and processes; negotiating numerous credit agreements and amendments; and managing the financial diligence process to facilitate a partnership with Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec.

Simone Probyn serves as the Managing Director for Finance and Operations at Hilco Valuation Services Europe and is responsible for the company's financial matters and the operations for each of the office locations in Europe and the UK. She has been with the company since 2018. She is instrumental in transforming the company's IT systems from traditional server-based systems to cloud-based systems and implementing collaborative working methods. Ms. Probyn is working closely with the organization's executives to expand and improve service lines, prepare business plans, and provide advice and guidance for developing new income streams for the company.

Anu Krishnan serves as Chief Accounting Officer for Hilco Global. Her responsibilities include oversight of the corporate accounting function of Hilco Global, setting corporate accounting policy, driving continuous improvement in the company's internal control environment, and spearheading finance optimization. Ms. Krishnan started with Hilco Global in 2020 and is leading the company's finance team to streamline and optimize the organization's accounting and financial systems. 

Farla Efros serves as President of HRC Retail Advisory, the retail consulting affiliate of Hilco Global. Since 1998, she has been working with leading retail executives to generate enterprise value and improve earnings. As co-founder of HRC Retail Advisory, she leverages her 20+ years of experience to help retailers create high-performing organizations that improve financial and operating performance. Ms. Efros regularly appears on BNN Bloomberg and is frequently quoted in leading retail and business publications and has presented at leading industry conferences, such as Shoptalk and Luxury Daily. 

The Secured Lender is a publication of the Secured Finance Network (SFNet). For the last six years, The Secured Lender celebrates the individual accomplishments of women who have distinguished themselves in the secured finance industry. In addition to the annual publication, SFNet also provides women in the secured finance industry with a forum that promotes networking, education, and advocacy among its female members.

For over 20 years, ABF Journal is an independent publication of industry news, articles, and information for commercial finance professionals. The first quarter 2021 edition is ABF Journal's inaugural issue focused on DE&I topics and is the first time the organization is honoring the top women in the Asset Based Lending industry.  

About Hilco Global: Hilco Global (www.hilcoglobal.com) is a privately held diversified financial services company and the world's preeminent authority on maximizing the value of assets for both healthy and distressed companies. Hilco Global operates as a holding company comprised of over twenty specialized business units that work to help companies understand the value of their assets and then monetize that value. Hilco Global has over a 30-year track record of acting as an advisor, agent, investor, and/or principal in any transaction. Hilco Global works to deliver the best possible result by aligning interests with clients and providing them strategic insight, advice, and, in many instances, the capital required to complete the deal. Hilco Global is based in Northbrook, Illinois, and has 650 professionals operating on five continents.

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