Special Assets / Management / Dispositions / Investments

For over 30-years asset-based lenders throughout-the-world have relied on EDS to handle their special assets and special situations needs. From the disposition of National Priority List Superfund Sites to the 'pencils-on-the-desk' we handle it all, and we have generated hundreds-of-millions-of-dollars for our global clientele in the conversion of their special assets and special situations to cash.

Our Special Assets Group marshal on site 24/7/365 throughout-the-world to provide secured creditors with the complete spectrum of commercial loss mitigation, special situations interim and turnaround management, wind-down, and special asset disposition services. Our operations teams work closely with the secured creditor and their legal representatives to protect, maintain and enhance the going-concern value of the business and/or business assets that might otherwise be lost during bankruptcies, foreclosures, restructurings, liquidations, and replevin related actions while actively pursuing permanent solutions.

The impact of complex and contentious litigation in many special asset situations can complicate, if not destroy, the secured creditor's position if not handled properly. Non-current, non-performing, distressed, and troubled accounts present many pressing challenges. When problematic accounts facing operational or financial challenges and special situations do occur, our experienced—street-savvy—proficient interim / turnaround / workout management teams employ creative solutions that often reverse and cure these special situations immediately.

We specialize in handling the disposition of highly-contentious and environmentally-sensitive special assets situations. Our award-winning environmental special situations services have earned us the distinction of being the only company of its kind that the United States Environmental Protection Agency allows to conduct special situations related investment-recovery activities for secured lenders on Superfund Sites. We are very proud of this distinction and believe that it and our body-of-work for such multinational giants as Signal Capital, Merck, Pfizer, and GE speak to our level of expertise and the confidence placed in us by all parties.

Our Special Assets Services Include:
24/7/365 Global Asset Recovery / Receiver / Keeper Services; dismantling, shipping, storing, maintenance, repair, and remarketing, with particular emphasis on handling marine related vessels and machinery and equipment, land-based and floating assets, e.g. inland vessels, tugs, workboats, barges, cranes, drilling equipment, marine equipment and cargoes along the Greater Gulf Coast of the United States at our flagship Recovery Center, the Port of Slidell, www.portofslidell.com. Our 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 equipment maulers so often associated with recovery activities.

Asset Remarketing: EDS' global remarketing efforts are handled by our polished—market-makers. Our remarketers are particularly skilled at building markets and in seeking out and identifying end users not middlemen nor dealers. These efforts translate into significantly greater returns for our clients. Remarketing can be accomplished either on-site or from one of our strategically located Investment Recovery Centers of America® venues.

Appraisals / Valuations: Credible collateral-asset appraisals are critical to asset-based lending. They must render opinions-of-value that withstand operational challenges and scrutiny from regulatory, judicial and taxing authorities. EDS’ multidisciplinary-valuation experts are internationally accredited (ASA/AI/RICS) instructors and luminaries in the global valuation community that provide ‘real-world’ answers to ‘real-world’ situations.

Special asset appraisals and special situation valuations and are considerably more difficult to analyze than stable assets. Traditional measures of valuation are often meaningless or misleading in deriving and understanding ‘real-world’ values and especially in contentious replevin-related special asset and special situations. These situations require special valuers.

Our proven innovative methodology and techniques identify and develop and monetize values that all-too-often escape traditional methods of valuation. This results in significantly higher conversion ratios for our clients in the disposition of their collateral assets.

EDS' Special Assets Group actively seeks to partner with owners, managers, and creditors to achieve the best outcome for all stakeholders. These efforts often lead to exceptional investment opportunities for EDS’ Special Situations Private-Equity investment funds.

For more information, please contact: kjd@edsltd.com or call 866.887.0852 Ext.703

Special Assets