Machinery and Equipment
Appraisal Services

From commodity types of machinery to custom one-off specialty equipment, we have the experience and know-how to provide you with the correct value.

The appraisal of machinery and equipment is becoming increasingly complex

As a participant in a world economy, domestic product manufacturers are acquiring their machinery and equipment from foreign markets. Multi-national manufacturers with operations in North America, South America and Asia, for example, may all be utilizing machinery and equipment sourced from German manufacturers.

Many nuances are affecting the value of machinery and equipment that traditional valuation methodologies may fail to take into account. Two assets of the same type, same age, same condition and manufactured by the same manufacturer could have distinctly different values due to currency exchange rates, local economic conditions, supply-demand relationships and other factors which often affect value. The only way in which these assets can be properly valued is if the valuation expert has garnered sufficient expertise in conducting valuations of machinery and equipment on an international scale.

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Appraisal in Virtually Every World Market

Our machinery and equipment valuation experts have applied their valuation expertise in virtually every major world market. Through years of involvement in our international engagements, they have built relationships with both foreign and domestic equipment manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, distributors and other supply chain organizations.

CVA conducts tangible asset valuations for:

  • Asset Based Financing and Leasing
  • Purchase Price Allocations
  • Insurance Risk Management Studies
  • Sale/Lease Back Transactions
  • Asset Management Property Records Studies
  • Ad Valorem Tax Studies
  • Cost Segregation Analysis

Equipment Appraisal Specialists

Companies rely upon the expertise of Corporate Valuations Advisors staff of equipment valuation specialists for purposes of:

  • complying with International Financial Reporting Standards and US Financial Accounting Standards.
  • the creation of a fixed asset record system.
  • ascertaining insurance coverage levels.
  • sale/leaseback transactions.
  • ad valorem tax appeals.
  • specialized studies such as equipment relocation cost analyses and asset disposition services.

Lenders call upon our firm in connection with their ongoing collateral evaluation activities where Orderly Liquidation Values and Forced Liquidation Values become paramount considerations in their evaluation of credit risk.

Maximizing Financial Performance for New Construction

CVA has significant experience in performing cost segregation studies for newly constructed properties. We employ individuals with the capacity to read and understand both blueprints and cost information allowing them to identify shorter-lived assets that qualify for five year, seven year and 15-year depreciation lives. Accurately accounting for the costs associated with any new building can maximize the financial performance of the company by insuring the assets are accounted for and depreciated properly.

Our Worldwide Client Base

Our client base extends well beyond North America to clients in South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. That client base includes major lending institutions, public and private companies, private equity and hedge funds as well as owners of large commercial and industrial properties.

DuPont Corporate Real Estate (CRE) has experienced a tremendous relationship with Corporate Valuation Advisors for many years. During my fifteen (15) year career with CRE, our respective teams have collaborated on many “challenging” projects that generated significant benefits to DuPont. Many thanks to you and your team members for your perpetual support, imagination ideas, laughter and wonderful memories.
Diane B., Former Manager DuPont Corporate Real Estate, DuPont Corporation
Corporate Valuation Advisors has provided valuation and purchase price allocation advisory services in connection with numerous platform and add-on acquisitions made by Guardian Capital Partners. The CVA team has worked effectively and seamlessly with our outside accountants and our in-house accounting and M&A staff. Their work on our behalf has been first rate in all respects.
Adrian R. I., Principal , Guardian Capital Partners
We have had 11 acquisitions over the past 5 years and have chosen CVA to perform valuation services on our behalf on almost every engagement. Namely, we keep coming back to the CVA team, as they have proven they can work effectively, efficiently and are dedicated to their professionalism. This includes assisting with the requirements of our internal and external accounting staff, our corporate development team and our executive staff.
Shane H., Global Controller & Principal Accounting Officer, Quaker Chemical Corporation
I have found the folks at CVA to be a very competent group of folks who are great to work with. They are responsive, flexible and thoughtful. Absolutely recommend to any finance department, big or small.
Nate E., Chief Financial Officer, Availity

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