A new generation of appraisers has emerged to meet the growing need of ABLs to value collateral and execute on transactions, with growing access to actionable data, along with associated offerings that mitigate risk and unleash value in a constricted marketplace.
Ravinia Capital Founder Tom Goldblatt provides insight into selling a troubled company, explaining why a series of thoughtful considerations must be put forth and followed before there can be any realistic expectation of achieving a “best possible” outcome.
Over the past year, the competitive environment in the asset-based lending industry has reached a fever pitch. Competition for a limited number of deals has forced lenders to offer diminished rates to keep clients. In order to offer lower-cost deals, some lenders have decreased the frequency of regular appraisals, often to their own detriment in the long term.
With so much liquidity in the marketplace and the need to deploy it, banks and other lenders are entering the asset-based lending marketplace. ABF Journal speaks with five ABL leaders to get their insights on today’s competitive lending environment and their respective strategies to stimulate deal flow and to differentiate their institutions on such a crowded playing field.
Although the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of General Motors has all but vanished from the headlines, it is still making waves with an interesting and deceptively simple decision on the valuation of a secured creditor’s collateral.
The shift to digital content delivery of video games will have a significant impact on the value of physical media such as cartridges and consoles. Tiger Group’s Michael McGrail’s advice to secured lenders in the space includes closely monitoring trends and key metrics, as well as regularly reviewing collateral valuation.
The food industry is evolving in fascinating ways. From the rise of farmers markets and organic-only “foodies,” to the incessant attacks on sugar and trans fat, needs and preferences are changing all the time and winners and losers are bound to emerge. Appraisers, in particular, will have to make sure their analytics are as thorough and as up-to-date as possible.