NORTHBROOK, IL.; September 5, 2017 Hilco Valuation Services, LLC, (www.hilcovaluationservices.com) announced today the appointment of Nat Baldwin as Director of Intellectual Property Services Europe. Mr. Baldwin will assume business development responsibility for the United Kingdom and European Intellectual Property (“IP”) appraisal and disposal practice at Hilco Valuation Services, assisting clients in identifying, preserving, and extracting value from these key assets within corporate transactions. Mr. Baldwin brings more than 10 years of transaction experience to the Hilco team and will leverage his expertise to assist key stakeholders, including directors, professional advisors and lenders, when assessing IP value.
Mr. Chris Hall - CEO of Hilco Valuation Services Europe commented, “Nat Baldwin is a perfect addition to our organization adding critical expertise in the intellectual property asset class. Nat’s hands-on experience in advising clients on valuing and monetizing IP assets is unparalleled in the UK market.” Internationally Hilco Global is recognized as one of foremost specialists in intangible asset valuation and monetization, consistently generating intangible asset recoveries that exceed seller expectations. Hall added “Hilco’s international capabilities span all market sectors, which enable us to identify more strategic buyers and to create a more competitive sale process. Nat Baldwin has unique experience advising clients on distressed and healthy IP at the highest level and will offer our clients an added area of expertise.”
Nat Baldwin commented: “Internationally, Hilco Global are leaders in monetizing intellectual property and I am delighted to be joining the firm and working with the existing Hilco Valuation Services and Hilco Streambank teams to spearhead an expansion in the UK and Europe. It is a fantastic opportunity to assist Hilco’s clients’ leverage what has typically been an undervalued asset class, and give them an edge over their competitors. My unique experience in disposing of IP provides a valuable insight into real values. At Hilco, this can be leveraged to benefit stakeholders in a host of corporate scenarios.”
Prior to joining Hilco, Mr. Baldwin had worked on appraising and disposing of IP assets in a number of high profile cases, including, but not limited to: Bank Fashion, Secure Electrans, WeeWorld, Internacionale, John Letters Golf, Money Republic, Rosemary Conley Food & Fitness, Burdens Group, Sangs/MacB, Land of Leather and MFI. His expertise is in monetizing a wide spectrum of IP asset types, including trademarks and trade dress, patents, copyrights, licensing agreements, trade secrets, customer lists, domain names and web content, and databases/libraries.
Nat gained his law degree from Edinburgh University before completing a legal diploma and qualifying as a lawyer at an international law firm. His interest in intellectual property started at an early age when he invented an eco-friendly "frog-bin" that went into mass production. He enjoys travel and spent a year working in Cuba teaching English at the University of Matanzas.
About Hilco Valuation Services: Hilco Valuation Services (www.hilcovaluationservices.com) is one of the world’s largest and most diversified business asset appraisers and valuation advisors to companies, their lenders and professional service advisors. It provides services 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, Hilco Valuation Services has delivered valuations for all industries and provides other services including financial reporting, enterprise planning and litigation support. Unique to Hilco Valuation Services is the ability to affirm asset values through proprietary market data obtained from the worldwide asset disposition and acquisition experiences of Hilco Global.
Hilco Valuation Services is part of Northbrook, Illinois based Hilco Global (www.hilcoglobal.com), the world’s leading authority on maximizing the value of business assets by delivering valuation, monetization and advisory solutions to an international marketplace. Hilco Global operates more than twenty specialized business units offering services that include asset valuation and appraisal, retail and industrial inventory acquisition and disposition, real estate and strategic capital equity investments.