Asset Recovery

For over 40-years, our Asset Recovery Systems® unit has skillfully and judiciously represented the world’s leading financial institutions, attorneys and law firms, secured creditors, investors, and myriad other stakeholders in replevin actions and the recovery and disposition of distressed assets throughout the world.

Our award-winning services have earned us the distinction of being the only asset recovery company in the country that the USEPA allows to conduct asset recovery services for secured creditors on active Superfund Sites. And, we are an authorized Keeper for the United States Marshals Service.

Our asset recovery specialists marshal onsite 24/7/365 throughout the world to secure, dismantle, and remove special assets from troubled accounts facing operational and/or financial challenges. Our asset recovery experts protect, maintain and enhance the going-concern value of business capital assets that might otherwise be lost during replevin, bankruptcies, and foreclosure actions while actively pursuing permanent solutions.

EDS’ Asset Recovery Centers of America® unit owns/operates strategically located multipurpose venues for the storage and remarketing of recovered assets. Our full-service Recovery Centers fulfill EDS’ unique capacity to immediately marshal our clients’ recovered moveable assets, air, land, and marine to our secure facilities for disposition. Our flagship Recovery Center is the Port of Slidell in Slidell, Louisiana (Greater Gulf South, USA).

For companies, lenders, sponsors, and advisors seeking flexibility through liquidity, we perform outright asset acquisitions across all industries and asset classes.

Financial Guarantees
To provide certainty and liquidity to our global clientele, we offer financial guarantees for many of our services. Our creative, guaranteed solutions minimize risk and realize cash quickly. As a result, our clients have the capital to achieve their objectives. We leverage our own balance sheet with up-front capital, either as an outright purchase or a unique structured arrangement with participation on the part of the client.


Today’s business climate and environmental concerns dictate that asset recovery services must be handled by seasoned—practiced—experienced professionals who possess a keen appreciation of the legal exposures, environmental risks, and lender responsibilities that surround these activities.

It is often said that ‘liquidation is an art’ and that ‘art is in the eye of the beholder’. Think of a Picasso and a Velvet-Elvis. While both are appreciated by their respective audience as ‘art’—in both appreciation and value—they are worlds apart. To appreciate EDS’ artistry in asset recovery is to appreciate the difference. We are not dot-com auctioneer’s, used equipment jockeys, nor two-bubba’s-and-a-truck. Our asset recovery specialists are practiced artists that provide secured creditors with the professional alternative.

Our practiced commercial loss mitigation and asset recovery methodology and techniques are commensurate with the clients’ best interests.  Our fee structure is incentive-based and promotes results that often exceed our clients’ established goals. This ensures the highest and best values for our clients in the conversion of their special assets and special situations to cash and relieves them of the frustrations, limitations, and especially the risks so often associated with such questionable Velvet-Elvi’.

Our comprehensive commercial loss mitigation and asset recovery services include 24/7/365 Receivers/Keepers, dismantling, shipping, storing, maintenance, repair, and remarketing. We are particularly skilled at handling marine-related machinery and equipment, land-based and floating assets e.g., inland vessels, work-boats, barges, cranes, drilling equipment, marine equipment, and cargoes along the Greater Gulf Coast of the United States at our flagship Asset Recovery Center, the Port of Slidell in Slidell, Louisiana (Greater Gulf South, USA). Our asset recovery technicians are specifically trained in machinery and equipment removal, and our practiced methods and procedures serve to protect and enhance the value of our client’s assets, unlike lesser, Velvet-Elvi’, equipment maulers so often associated with such activities.

Our asset remarketing efforts are handled by our polished global market-makers who are particularly skilled in building markets and in seeking out and identifying end-user purchasers, no middlemen nor dealers, for secure private-treaty sales. These efforts translate into significantly greater returns for our clients. Remarketing can be accomplished either on-site or from one of our strategically located Asset Recovery Centers of America® venues.

The choice is yours… PICASSO OR VELVET-ELVIS…