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Hilco’s diverse capabilities can address needs ranging from valuing all assets, rationalizing underutilized real estate portfolios, monetizing industrial assets, and more. Read our perspectives for in-depth industry insights from our team of experts.

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Transportation
Class 8 Truck Values Remain Strong Amid Supply Chain Constraints but Warrant Close Lender Monitoring

By Bryan Courcier

In this article we take a look at how factors including the current semiconductor chip manufacturing shortage and COVID-19 restrictions, requiring changes in auction practices, have impacted the Class 8 truck market. We also discuss steps lenders can take in the months ahead to ensure limited portfolio exposure when industry production ultimately catches up with demand.

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Home Furnishings
Home-Centric Consumers Adopt New Habits, Continue to Drive Market Forward

By Matt Perry

In this article we look at how the pandemic has shaped demand and consumer purchase behavior in the home furnishings market, and provide our perspective on expected developments across the supply chain that are likely to impact the industry over the final two quarters of 2021.

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Forestry
Shifting Housing Preferences and Online Shopping Growth Fuel Demand

By Jesse Marzouk

In this article, we take a look at how pandemic-driven changes in consumer preferences and behavior are impacting demand across numerous forestry product markets and how an industry challenged by continued resource limitations is responding.

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Shop Vac Podcast

Manufacturing
Podcast: Cleaning Up a Messy Distressed Asset - Saving Shop-Vac

By Brent Bonham, Steve Katz (host)

Brent Bonham joins Steve Katz on the Hilco Global Smarter Perspectives Podcast Series to discuss how thorough diligence and the right monetization partner can deliver maximum asset recovery value for companies in distress.

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Transportation
Podcast: How Hilco's Monetization Engine Drove H19 to the Next Level

By Steve Tanzi, Bryan Courcier, Steve Katz (host)

Steve Tanzi and Bryan Courcier join Steve Katz on the Hilco Global Smarter Perspectives Podcast Series to discuss the trucking industry, specifically Hilco's Acquisition Solution for our provider of Asset Financing in the North American Transportation Industry.

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Cannabis
Podcast: U.S. Market Prospects and Challenges

By John Sharpe, Steve Katz (host)

John Sharpe joins Steve Katz on the Hilco Global Smarter Perspectives Podcast Series to discuss the impressive growth of the US cannabis market over the course of the pandemic, as well as about some of the industry's current and future prospects and challenges.

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Chassis Smarter Perspective

Transportation
Intermodal Chassis Market Update - Q2 2021

By Derek Brennan and Brendan Corboy

In this article we deliver a brief overview of the logistics associated with the import and export of containerized freight and provide our observations on the current state of the intermodal chassis market one year after freight traffic reached its lowest level of the ongoing pandemic.

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Intellectual Property
Hidden Asset: IPV4 Address Blocks

By Lee Howard, Steve Katz (Host)

Lee Howard, Senior Vice President at Hilco Streambank and IPv4.Global, joins Steve Katz on the Hilco Global Smarter Perspectives Podcast Series to discuss the potential for corporations, universities, and other organizations to achieve needed liquidity by leveraging an often underutilized and misunderstood IP asset: their IPv4 address blocks.

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Automotive
Challenges and Opportunities Along the Road to Electric Vehicle Proliferation

By Keith Spacapan

In this first in a series of upcoming articles on the electric vehicle (EV) market, we take a look at plans by global auto manufacturers for continued, aggressive expansion of their electric offerings as well as the technologies that are competing for dominance in the market.

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