Taking Stock of Retail’s Reversal of Fortune

Taking Stock of Retail’s Reversal of Fortune
By: Michael McGrail
Date: December 8, 2022

Those who run retail liquidations have had to continually shoot down a popular misconception over the past couple of years that “you must be incredibly busy right now.”

The mistaken assumption is based on the thinking that retail bankruptcies have exploded since COVID-19 as things were terrible during the lockdowns and now everyone shops online. […]

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The Art and Science of Loaning Against Trademarks

The Art and Science of Loaning Against Trademarks
By: Eric Gul
Date: May 16, 2022

Trademarks are one of the fastest-growing collateral categories in the ABL sector—due in no small part to the ease with which owners of properly supported brands can sell their products via multiple channels, including e-commerce, m-commerce, wholesale distribution, and retail stores. On the consumer side, younger generations are driving much of the e-commerce […]

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Tiger’s Appraisal Chief Sees Prime ABL Opportunities at Amazon FBA

Tiger’s Appraisal Chief Sees Prime ABL Opportunities at Amazon FBA
By: ABL Advisor Staff Writer
Date: May 4, 2022

Wholesale and retail inventories have always been a mainstay for lenders, but with millions of businesses now selling their wares on Amazon, what are the potential implications for the ABL sector?

ABL Advisor sat down with Ryan Davis, Managing Director of Tiger Valuation Services, to discuss some of the considerations involved in lending […]

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Does the Current ‘Logistics Nightmare’ Have a Surprising Upside?

Does the Current ‘Logistics Nightmare’ Have a Surprising Upside? 
By: Ryan Davis
Date: September 28, 2021

Could today’s global supply chain disruption contain some good news for asset-based lenders? That may seem like a counterintuitive question given that the current inventory crunch — supplies have dropped to levels not seen since just after the Great Recession — has led many borrowers to massively downsize their ABL lines. In […]

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Retail Bankruptcies – Will the Shakeout Persist?

By: Michael McGrail

With 21 major retailers filing for bankruptcy protection, 2017 went down as the busiest year for filings since The Great Recession. Working alone or with partners, our firm ran liquidation sales for Gander Mountain, Gordmans, RadioShack, MC Sports, Vanity, Sears Canada and hhgregg, to name a few. We also entered into multiple private deals involving undisclosed retailers, virtually all of which were household […]

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