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Industrial
The Right Partner is Critical to Navigating the Nuances of Asset Sales for Distressed Companies in Mexico

By Samuel Suchowiecky

This first article in a two-part series outlines how a highly qualified partner can be identified and engaged to assist in navigating the complexities of a bankruptcy scenario for distressed businesses with locations in Mexico.

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Retail
Podcast: How Aggregators Can Address Unanticipated Challenges That Threaten The Profitability of Their Acquired 3rd-Party Sellers

By Raymundo Armendariz, Steve Katz (host)

This podcast discusses the types of difficulties many aggregators are now facing within the 3rd party seller companies they have acquired, as well as steps that can be taken to address many of those challenges in a timely manner.

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Receivables
A Rising Tide of Consumer Debt Warrants Precautionary Receivables Planning

By Adam Evans

This article discusses some of the key variables, with a focus on consumer debt and inflation, that stand to impact businesses and creditors through the balance of the year and beyond.

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Real Estate
Podcast: Safeguarding Collateral and Mitigating Risk Via a Real Estate Receiver

By Mitch Vanneman, Steve Katz (host)

This podcast discusses how the appointment of a real estate receiver can effectively protect the value of the asset securing a loan, enabling a lender to focus on the best course for resolving the loan, itself.

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Liquidity Risk Management
Why Developing a Robust Liquidity Risk Management Strategy Should Be a Top Priority in 2023

By Rob Wilson

Even with the prospect of continued economic uncertainty and market volatility ahead, many small to medium-sized companies today have no liquidity risk management strategy in place. This article examines the importance of proactively taking this step well before it is ever needed.

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Retail
Podcast: Deploying the Right Technologies For Retail Success in 2023

By Ben Chamberlain, Steve Katz (host)

This podcasts discusses how retail organizations can streamline operations, sell more effectively and enhance the customer experience through the use of business intelligence and new, availably technologies.

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Cannabis
Change and Opportunity Are the Only Constants Surrounding the Still Nascent Cannabis Industry for 2023

By John C Satter, MAI

This article discusses the current state of the cannabis industry, including where the biggest disruptions may occur in the near-term. It also explores how regulatory and economic conditions will impact the value of assets and the scope of the market opportunity moving ahead.

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Automotive
2022 Outlook Falls Below 14 Million Vehicles

By Keith Spacapan

This quarterly update presents information and insights pertaining to continued inventory, pricing and sales volume challenges being faced by the automotive industry, as supply chain issues persist.

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Mobility
Downward Valuation Pressure Mounting for Legacy ICE Manufacturers & Suppliers

By The Hilco Mobility Team

This second article in our Mobility series examines how downward pressure on the enterprise and asset valuations of legacy automotive industry manufacturers and suppliers is building, and discusses how value creation can be generated and unlocked as the market evolves.

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