Great American’s team is comprised of Senior Appraisers, certified through ASA and/or AMEA, with a proven track record of providing accurate machinery and equipment (M&E) valuations for all types of equipment, including heavy mobile equipment, metalworking equipment, plastics processing equipment, oil and gas equipment, and more. We objectively assess a hard-asset’s value by examining the unique characteristics of each piece and how they contribute to the overall asset pool. In addition, we examine all fixed-asset listings, including original costs and net book values, and invoices for capital expenditures, while comparing them to current market values.
Knowing the value of M&E is crucial to properly quantify and qualify assets that may be used as collateral. Additionally, lenders often require an M&E appraisal as part of a loan’s underwriting process. Great American’s appraisal can assist the client to most effectively structure the borrowing base by identifying potential ineligible collateral and deliver reports which are meticulously reviewed by ASA-accredited Senior Appraisers. By understanding the true value of a company’s M&E, the lender can determine an appropriate advance rate and minimize its risk. Whether you are providing or seeking financing, Great American can help you secure maximum value.