Metals: Keeping market value in proper perspective

For just about anybody in the business world, the term “metals” immediately calls to mind the fast-paced trading action of places like the London Metals Exchange, where fortunes rise and fall each day based on the flux in demand for aluminum, zinc, nickel, tin and a host of other metals. As a former metals analyst, I can attest to the fact that a veritable army […]

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New Rules for Remarketing M&E, Inventory and IP

When creditors hired Tiger Group to liquidate the assets of Sherwood Brands, a U.S. candy manufacturer and distributor, the sale followed what might be thought of as today’s “new rules for maximizing asset recovery.” These new rules reflect the expanded role we believe we must play to be competitive in today’s fastpaced and more complex business culture. At some point, one could argue, we opened […]

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No stone unturned: Maximizing value by being aggressive and creative

This past June, the equipment and inventory formerly owned by bankrupt Quantum Foods in three Bolingbrook, Ill., buildings fetched in excess of $13 million in a turnkey, going-concern sale to West Liberty Foods, LLC. The transaction, coordinated by Tiger Group, City Capital Advisors, LLC and Schneider Industries, was just the latest to illustrate how the creative approaches of today’s disposition firms—often working in strategic partnerships […]

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A Lender’s ‘Eyes and Ears’: Field Visits by Expert Teams Can Boost Appraisal Accuracy

Thanks to the astonishing growth in the power and complexity of data-gathering technologies, the role of analytics is looming larger than ever at businesses of all types and sizes. Indeed, c-suites everywhere buzz with talk of “big data” and its potentially transformative role. And when it comes to asset-based appraisals in the wholesale, retail and manufacturing sectors, it is certainly true that analytical reporting — […]

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Game over? : Downloading poses threat to video game stores and Related Collateral

Explosions and firefights are part and parcel of today’s videogames, but a different sort of “creative destruction” is at play within the industry itself. After decades in which video games were available mostly on physical media like discs and cartridges, the arrival of trends such as mobile gaming, digital downloading and cloud computing promises to change the way people buy and play video games in […]

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