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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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Forestry
More of the Same for Forestry Market in Q4 Warrants Remaining Close to Borrower Businesses

By Jesse Marzouk

This article examines the continued softening in lumber markets, the associated drivers of that trend, and actions that can be taken by lenders with portfolio exposure to minimize potential downside risk.

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Chemical
Q4 ’22 Sustainability Update: Efforts Proceeding Along the Right Path

By Kevin Duffy

This quarterly sustainability update includes insights and data from the Hilco Valuation Services team pertaining to the plastics and chemicals Industries, and is applicable to a host of businesses operating in various sectors and other industries around the world.

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Retail
Podcast: Dramatically Increased Product Return Rates Are Challenging Retailers

By - Mark Samson, Michael Appel and Glenn McMahon Host: Steve Katz

On this podcast, Getzler Henrich’s retail experts discuss the dramatically increasing rate of returns now being generated via online shopping and the danger this poses to retailers who fail to recognize the true cost of this development on their business and take appropriate action.

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Corporate finance
Podcast: Signs Suggest Increased Restructuring Activity in 2023

By - Geoff Frankel Host: Steve Katz

On this podcast, Geoff Frankel of Hilco Corporate Finance discusses how adverse market date accumulated throughout 2022 is indicative of a potential surge in restructuring in the coming year.

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Consumer Products
Effectively Managing Internal Resistance to Change in the Workplace

By Robert Gorin

Every organization has to deal with those who are resistant to change. We refer to these people as the “Change-Prevention Committee” and, rest assured, they will prevent your business from moving forward unless you can effectively convince them why change is good thing.

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Transportation
Chassis Market Update Q4 2022: Production Ramp-Up Should Soon Ease Capacity Issues

By Derek Brennan

This chassis market update provides a brief primer, discusses current developments and notes critical observations that can assist ABLs in better understanding and assisting borrowers who are involved in, or reliant upon, the industry and its resources.

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Retail
The Upside of Monetizing Aging Retail Inventory Now Versus Down the Road

By Alexander McKeown

This article explores retailers’ rising inventory levels and discusses an optimal strategy for finishing the year strong and starting on solid ground in 2023.

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Intellectual Property
How Sellers of Intangible Assets Can Benefit From Bespoke Auction Design

By Gabe Fried & Richelle Kalnit

How Sellers of Intangible Assets Can Benefit From Bespoke Auction Design

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Hospitality
With Deal Leverage Shifting to Buyers and Financial Sources, All Eyes Are on Hospitality Prognosis for 2023

By Keith Worsham

This article looks at the shifting landscape of hospitality industry transactions as post-pandemic travel trends reveal themselves and operators grapple with more than two years of RevPAR setbacks.

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