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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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Metals
Wait, My Steel Costs How Much?

By Michael Sullivan

In this article we take a look at the continued, historic rise in domestic steel prices, the reasons behind this phenomenon, and explore where the market is likely to go from here.

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Electric Vehicles Podcast

Automotive
Podcast: Outlook for Electrification of the Auto Industry

By 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

By 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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Home Furnishings Podcast

Home Furnishings
Podcast: The Reshaping of Home Furnishings Demand and Purchase Behavior

By Matt Perry, Steve Katz (host)

Matt Perry, Senior Valuation Director at Hilco Valuation Services, speaks about how the pandemic has shaped demand and consumer purchase behavior in the home furnishings market and how expected developments across the supply chain are likely to impact the industry for the final two quarters of 2021.

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Automotive
Podcast: Helping a Major Auto Parts Wholesaler/Retailer in Mexico

By Samuel Suchowiecky, Steve Katz (host)

Samuel Suchowiecky, CEO of Hilco Global Mexico, discusses the complexities associated with starting up a large-scale division or branch of a business in Mexico, particularly as an extension of a company based outside that country.

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Bankruptcy Case Study Podcast

Receivables
Podcast: Assisting a 70-Year-old Business Navigate a Complex Bankruptcy in Mexico

By Samuel Suchowiecky, Steve Katz (host)

Samuel Suchowiecky joins Steve Katz on the Hilco Global Smarter Perspectives Podcast Series to discuss how situations pertaining to distressed business bankruptcy proceedings and the associated liquidation of assets and repayment of debt to creditors can be highly complex undertakings requiring specialized expertise.

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Chip shortage

Automotive
Weight of Chip Shortage Reaches Tipping Point

By Keith Spacapan

Sales momentum late in the first quarter carried over into the second. The seasonally adjusted annualized rate of sales (SAAR) for light-duty vehicles reached 18.5 million vehicles in April 2021, an all-time record for the month.

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Automotive
Headline News for Automotive Aftermarket Overwhelmingly Positive

By Keith Spacapan

June 18, 2021 — For public companies reporting first quarter sales results, headline news for the Automotive Aftermarket has been overwhelmingly positive. For the six companies that comprise the Hilco Parts Index (the Index), net sales for the quarter were $66.5 billion for the the first quarter of 2021.

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