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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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Metals
Rising Steel Prices Were Inevitable. How Long Will They Last?

Guest Michael Sullivan, Steve Katz (host)

Michael Sullivan, Vice President of the Metals and Mining Valuation Group at Hilco Valuation Services, elaborates on the historic factors leading up to the current meteoric rise in domestic steel prices, how mills are evolving, and why we are not likely to see a dramatic falloff in pricing for the foreseeable future.

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SBA podcast

SBA
Podcast: SBA-Best Practices in Debtor Workouts and Note Sales

Guest Hollis Carter, Steve Katz (host)

Hollis Carter, a 23-year veteran with the SBA and a Hilco Strategic Alliance partner, discusses the advantages of debtor workouts versus foreclosures. He also covers the major impediments to debtor workouts, as well as situations where a note sale is likely the most appropriate collection strategy.

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Trucking shortage podcast

Transportation
Podcast: Factors Impacting the 2021 Class 8 Truck Market

Guest Brian Courcier, Steve Katz (host)

Brian Courcier, Senior Vice President of Hilco’s Transportation and Construction Advisory, discusses how factors such as the current semiconductor chip manufacturing shortage and ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, have driven changes in auction practices and impacted the Class 8 truck market.

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Real Challenges, Real Solutions

Food & Beverage
Real Challenges, Real Solutions

By Mark Samson and Charvi Gupta

In this article we take a look at the many unique challenges facing the restaurant industry and specific action steps that operators can take now to help them not only survive, but thrive, in the coming year and beyond.

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Automotive
Automotive Aftermarket ‘Pleased’ with Q2 Results

By Keith Spacapan

In a word, the Automotive Aftermarket is “pleased” with its second-quarter results. We experienced our first normal winter weather in three years and the industry is benefiting. For the six companies that comprise the Hilco Parts Index (the Index), net sales were $69.8 billion for the twelve months ending with the second quarter of 2021.

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Electric Vehicles Podcast

Automotive
Podcast: Outlook for Electrification of the Auto Industry

Guest Keith Spacapan, Steve Katz (host)

Keith Spacapan, Vice President of Hilco's Automotive Practice, discusses 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 right now.

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Forestry Podcast

Forestry
Podcast: Forestry Product Demand and Industry Challenges

Guest Jesse Marzouk, Steve Katz (host)

Jesse Marzouk, Senior Vice President and Forestry Product Specialist at Hilco Global, discusses how pandemic driven changes in consumer preferences and behavior are impacting demand across forestry product markets and how an industry challenged by continued resource limitations is now responding.

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