Welcome to Equity Development Systems, Ltd. – About EDS

For over 30-years, Equity Development Systems, Ltd., (EDS) unparalleled performance, industry leadership, and global reach has helped global corporates, lenders, attorneys and law firms, operating companies, and investors throughout-the-world manage change. EDS is an internationally recognized multifaceted valuation, lending compliance, and strategic loss and risk-limitation manager specializing in appraisal expert witness testimony, collateral asset management and disposition services, and as a private-equity investor. We bring a unique—powerful combination of industry expertise, global experience, and private capital to each opportunity.

What EDS offers is unique, and uniquely EDS—a purpose-built firm specializing in creative solutions for global corporates and the finance and legal communities. At EDS clients work exclusively with veteran professionals—industry instructors and luminaries—whose reputation for excellence and influential insights are recognized and appreciated in boardrooms and courtrooms throughout-the-world.

As you explore our award-winning global suite-of-services you will find a common core—passion and excellence in what we do—principled-exacting care in how we do it—and familial-reverence for whom we do it.

EDS is a relationship-driven firm. Our commitment to clients is nurturing, reliable, constant, and untiring. We build lasting relationships based on performance and in our ability to provide our client’s with a broad range of unique—value creating advice and services. Working closely together, our integrated services operating groups provide unparalleled advice and service on a global basis. EDS is distinguished by its unique industry expertise and its success in forming long-term working relationships with our global clientele.

Equity Development Systems® consists of five principal integrated services operating groups:
Appraisal Review and Management Systems® Lending Compliance Systems® Investment Recovery Systems® Investment Recovery Centers of America® and our Private-Equity Investing and Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory Group

Appraisal Review and Management Systems®
Provides independent Appraisals and Valuations, and Appraisal and Valuation Reviews, Research, Fairness Opinions, and myriad other appraisal and valuation related services in all disciplines of valuation and asset classes for financial institutions, insurance companies and insureds, asset-based lenders, family offices, private and institutional investors, high-net-worth individuals, private-equity investors, and many others. We specialize in providing appraisal and valuation related expert witness testimony and litigation-support services to attorneys—barristers—law firms and tribunals throughout-the-world and in providing valuation related Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services in Arbitration, Mediation, and as Umpires and Referees. All appraisal and valuation related services are provided by our discipline-specific and multidisciplinary senior appraisers holding international accreditation with the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) / The Appraisal Institute (MAI) / The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS). Our experts include Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and International Valuation Standards (IVS) and RICS ‘Red Book’ instructors, Value Adjustment Board (VAB) Magistrates, and former state/federal appraisal regulatory compliance officers. EDS is an Elite rated member of the peer-voted SuperAppraisers® Global Network of internationally-recognized appraisers.

Lending Compliance Systems®
Provides comprehensive collateral asset management and risk mitigation services for all assets—real and moveable—throughout the lending relationship to financial institutions, asset-based lenders, leasing companies, private-equity firms and myriad other secured creditors and investors and fiduciaries throughout-the-world.

Investment Recovery Systems®
For over 30-years, EDS has judiciously guided and skillfully represented the world’s leading corporations, financial institutions, law firms, creditors, investors, and myriad others in the disposition of surplus and nonessential capital assets and plants and facilities, and in the divestiture of troubled special assets and special situations. Our award-winning investment and asset recovery programs and services have generated and returned hundreds-of-millions-of-dollars to our clients’ treasuries, and we are recognized throughout-the-world as the industry gold standard.

Investment Recovery Centers of America®
This unit owns/operates strategically located multipurpose venues, including DCID 6/9 / ICD 705 Physical Security Standards for Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIF), for the recovery, storage, maintenance, and remarketing of recovered client moveable assets. Our full-service asset 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).

Private-Equity Investment Funds
EDS invests in ‘people’ and affords owners and management more than just liquidity and investment dollars. Running a company is a complex process, requiring expert planning, advice, and execution. In committing its own funds, EDS does not act as a broker but rather as partner—one who, together with its affiliates, has the ability to bring to the table the funds and expertise needed to realize almost any given type of project. Our seasoned professionals provide our portfolio companies and advisory clients with a broad range of value-creating—monetizing advice and services. This includes growing the company through strategic alliances and joint ventures within our family of portfolio companies.

Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory Group
Our M&A group affords our 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.

For more information about EDS, please contact: kjd@edsltd.com or call 866.887.0852 Ext.708