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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.


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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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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Commercial Banking Leader Betsy Ratto Joins Hilco Global Team as Senior Vice President of Capital Solutions with responsibility to drive business for Restore Capital and Hilco Corporate Finance

Nov 18, 2021

Ms. Ratto brings her significant corporate finance experience in retail and special situations to Hilco and will focus on new opportunities and capital markets transactions.

Betsy RattoHilco Global announced today that long time Bank of America executive Betsy Ratto will join the Hilco Global team as Senior Vice President of Capital Solutions with responsibility to drive business for ReStore Capital and Hilco Corporate Finance.

In this new role, Ms. Ratto will be responsible for originating and executing corporate finance and capital markets transactions, with focus on the retail industry and other financing transactions. Ms. Ratto will be based in Hilco’s Boston office and will work on identifying and originating lending/investment opportunities through Hilco Global’s and her own existing network of professional contacts and relationships, including investment banks, private equity firms and hedge funds.

Ms. Ratto returns to the financial services industry following a short break from her impressive career and track record of success at Bank of America, where she served as Managing Director of the U.S. Retail Finance Group. During her 30-year tenure at Bank of America, Ms. Ratto scaled one of the nation’s most profitable Asset Based Lending platforms from a handful of retail clients to a market leading average of +$20 billion in assets under management with an evolving portfolio of 90+ large national retailers.

Ms. Ratto and her team were responsible for all aspects of problem loan management, including Debtor in Possession and Exit Financing with over $25 billion in assets under management worked out over her leadership tenure to a zero-loss result. During her years at Bank of America, Ms. Ratto’s responsibilities also included new client acquisition, loan syndication, relationship management, problem loan management, and risk management techniques.

“I’m excited to join the Hilco Global team,” said Ms. Ratto. “Having worked with Hilco for many years, I’ve always been impressed with their partnership approach and ability to provide fully integrated solutions from strategy through execution.  Given Hilco’s recent expanded capabilities in both the investment and advisory space, joining the team is an opportunity to leverage my 30+ years of lending expertise from a totally new perspective.”

Over the years, Ms. Ratto has won numerous awards and acknowledgements for her outstanding work. Known to be an innovative and creative leader, she has built an impressive reputation across the banking industry for solving challenging client issues and for always taking an active role in financing a broad range of complex acquisition transactions.

“We’re so thrilled to have Betsy join the Hilco Global family. She is highly skilled at developing new business opportunities with an aptitude for creative, out of the box solutions that address the needs of diverse constituents,” said Jeffrey Hecktman, CEO and Founder of Hilco Global.

Ms. Ratto earned a Master of Science in Accounting from Fairfield University and a Master of Business Administration from Boston College. She currently lives in Boston with her husband and two daughters.

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 financial services leverage a unique blend of deep restructuring and advisory experience with capital solutions and principal investing. Hilco Global delivers customized solutions to undervalued, high potential companies to resolve complex and stressed situations and enhance long-term enterprise value. 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 as needed monetize the value. Hilco Global has almost 4 decades of a successful 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 700 professionals operating on five continents with US offices located in Boston, Detroit, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, and internationally in Australia, Canada, UK, Germany, Netherlands, Mexico, and throughout Asia.

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