Appraisal Review and Management Systems® provides valuation-related Appraisal Reviews and Fairness Opinions in all asset classes and disciplines of valuation for federally regulated commercial banks and financial institutions, asset-based lenders, family offices, endowments and foundations, high-net-worth individuals, private-equity investors, hedge funds and other managed funds and many others throughout the world. EDS specializes in providing appraisal related expert-witness testimony and litigation-support services to attorneys and law firms and, in appraisal-rights arbitrage valuations and valuation-related arbitration / mediation and umpire services. All appraisal / valuation services are provided by our multidisciplinary senior appraisers holding international accreditation with the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) / The Appraisal Institute (MAI) / The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS).
Lending Compliance Systems® provides regulatory lending compliance programs and services to federally regulated commercial banks and financial institutions and, collateral-asset-life-cycle-management services to asset-based lenders and investors throughout the world. Our cradle-to-grave suite-of-services include but are not limited to: Transactional Due Diligence and Deal Vetting, Credit Analysis and Analytics, Pre-Examination Reviews, Quality Control Audits, Monitoring, Risk Assessments, Policy and Procedure Development, Project Management, and Compliance Training Curriculum Development, Appraisals / Valuations and Appraisal Portfolio Management and Environmental Review Services, Independent Auditing, and Feasibility Studies.
Investment Recovery Systems® provides replevin-related special-situations crisis and interim management and special-asset investment / asset recovery programs and services to commercial banks, asset-based lenders, leasing companies, private investors, and myriad other secured lenders throughout the world. We handle all efforts related to the disposition of all assets, real and moveable, land and marine. This includes handling the complete liquidation of industrial, manufacturing and distribution related plants and facilities and the disposition of all component moveable assets. We specialize in handling complex—contentious replevin-related and environmentally sensitive special-situations and, in the redeployment, repurposing or disposition of all assets through corporate consolidations and restructuring transactions.
Investment Recovery Centers of America® unit owns/operates strategically located multipurpose venues for the recovery, storage, maintenance, and remarketing of recovered client assets. Our full-service Recovery Centers fulfill EDS’ unique capacity to immediately marshal our clients’ recovered collateral-assets, both land and marine based, to our secure facilities for disposition. EDS’ flagship Recovery Center is the Port of Slidell in Slidell, Louisiana (Greater Gulf-South, USA).
EDS’ Private-Equity Investment Funds invest in ‘people’ and we regard our portfolio companies and investors as ‘family‘. While we do not limit our investments to any particular industry or sector, our investment portfolio is most active in: Information Technology, Healthcare, Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences, and U.S. National Security and Defense related special-construction. We are particularly attracted to and skilled at investing in and growing women-owned businesses and in under-performing turnaround situations.
Our Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory Group affords clients the opportunity to benefit from our experience in providing Billions-of-Dollars in transactional and strategic advice and value-creation services in investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, financing, and risk-management transactions. We specialize in value-creating advice and services to women-owned businesses and to U.S. government contractors requiring TS Clearance. EDS’ strategic alliances and associations with multinational corporations, government agencies, and major Wall Street investment banks afford our clients’ unique access to top industry and government leaders, and to global financial markets and comprehensive investment-banking services throughout the world.