Best Practices for Valuation, Assertion and Monetization of Technology Patent Assets
By Gillian McColgan
There was a time, not so long ago, when tangible assets comprised the vast majority of a company’s total value. A business’ equipment, real estate and other holdings were indeed its strongest suits in securing access to working capital and ensuring liquidity. While this remains the case today for most small- and medium-sized companies, we find that among large corporations, intangible assets including intellectual property (IP) now hold the lion’s share of value.
Podcast: COVID-19's Impact on the Fortunes and Future Course of Commercial Real Estate in the U.S. Market
By Frank Lima, Steve Katz (Host)
Frank Lima, Managing Director of Hilco's Property Tax Advisory practice, joins the Hilco Global Smarter Perspectives Podcast Series to discuss the profound impact that COVID-19 is having on the fortunes and future course of commercial real estate in the U.S. market.
Auction Theory and Its Application to the Monetization of Business Assets
By Rafael Gonzalez
This past fall, Stanford University economists Robert B. Wilson and Paul R. Milgrom were awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize for Economics based upon their contributions for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats. According to the prize committee, “Their discoveries have benefitted sellers, buyers and taxpayers around the world.” Impressively, each began their efforts in fundamental theory, and were able to advance their work to a level of real world application.
Food & Beverage
Retail Seafood Demand is Helping to Offset COVID-19 Foodservice Losses, but Aging Inventories are Increasing Risk
By Dean Hogencamp
In this article we look at the continued struggles of the seafood industry in foodservice and how some companies which have the capability, have pivoted quickly to meet unprecedented levels of retail demand. We also look at the complex landscape asset-based lenders must navigate to best support their seafood portfolio companies and limit their own downside risk during this crisis period.
Podcast: The audiovisual industry and the fallout of the ongoing pandemic
By Host Steve Katz, Nelson Thorpe (guest)
Nelson Thorpe, senior appraiser at Hilco Valuation Services, joins the Hilco Global Smarter Perspectives Podcast Series to discuss the audiovisual industry and the fallout of the ongoing pandemic on the industry.
The Trailing Impacts of COVID-19 Present a Window for Small Businesses and Landlords to Seek Commercial RE Property Tax Relief in 2021
By Frank Lima
The global pandemic is having a profound impact on the fortunes and future course of commercial real estate. As the year comes to an end, one of the critical questions on the minds of commercial property owners, both large and small, pertains to the impact of COVID-19 on property tax assessment in the new year and beyond.
The Critical Interplay Between Commercial Receivables and Inventory in a Liquidation
By Buddy Beaman, Ed Zimmerlin and Adam Evans
In this article we take a look at how leveraging the power of inventory and a thorough understanding of retailer hold-backs can help ensure maximum return for accounts receivable during a liquidation. We also examine the importance of leveraging all asset classes in delivering maximum overall monetization value.
Podcast: Determining impairments despite the rebound in both equity and debt markets
By Steve Katz, John Fenn (guest)
John Fenn, Senior Managing Director of Hilco enterprise valuation services, joins Steve Katz to discuss determining impairments despite the rebound in both equity and debt markets and recommended best practices in both Enterprise evaluation and portfolio review during the ongoing pandemic.