Daily News: January 7, 2013

Gordon Brothers Acquires Emerald Technology Valuations


Gordon Brothers acquired Emerald Technology Valuations. Emerald specializes in high technology machinery & equipment and inventory valuations and dispositions. The acquisition will expand the commercial and industrial capabilities of Gordon Brothers by adding these capabilities in the high technology sector.

Emerald, located in San Francisco, will continue to serve its client base as Emerald Technology Valuations, a Division of Gordon Brothers Group. Emerald’s president, Kevin Otus, will join the Commercial & Industrial Division of Gordon Brothers Group where he will continue to be responsible for the review of and sign-off on Emerald appraisals, consistent with the current practices of Emerald and Gordon Brothers.

“We are very excited to have Kevin Otus and the Emerald team join Gordon Brothers. We have been collaborating with Kevin and his team for many years in both asset dispositions and appraisals and have been impressed with the specialized expertise and professionalism of the Emerald platform,” stated Gary Talarico, president and CEO of Gordon Brothers. “Gordon Brothers Group’s Appraisal & Valuation Division has registered double digit growth over the past several years, particularly in the commercial and industrial sectors, and Emerald adds the highest level of expertise in the technology industry to our platform.”

Emerald’s industry expertise spans the fields of biotech, broadcasting, electronic manufacturing services, photovoltaic (solar), printed circuit board, video post-production, semiconductor and telecommunications, among others, making their proximity to Silicon Valley instrumental in understanding the value of technology assets.
Gordon Brothers is a global advisory, restructuring and investment firm specializing in the retail, consumer products, industrial and real estate sectors.

Emerald is an appraisal, disposition and advisory firm specializing in high technology machinery & equipment and inventory for Fortune 500 companies, turnaround advisors, major lending institutions and venture capitalists.