Valuations

Since 1903, Gordon Brothers has helped clients make sound decisions. Our responsive, experienced professionals value assets across industries, asset classes, and continents. We leverage the expertise of our disposition practice and the most expansive asset recovery database in the world in placing recovery values.

Gordon Brothers also provides capital to companies in special situations and we are often invited into non-standard transactions when additional capital is required. Furthermore, our strategic partnership with Gordon Brothers Finance Company (GBFC) provides access to extra resources and capital. Combined, these capabilities deliver the insight and support our clients need to confidently assess risk, and provide a path forward when challenges arise.

Over the years, we have bolstered our strength in retail, consumer, and industrial valuation with key acquisitions including Emerald Technology Valuations and Appraisal Systems, Inc. (ASI) the latter of which served as the foundation for GB Energy Partners. In 2015, Gordon Brothers acquired AccuVal, renowned for its industrial valuation capabilities. Today, we bring this industry knowledge to bear when issuing valuations across a variety of sectors.

By The Numbers

Valuation Types

financing

Gordon Brothers is an approved appraiser of choice for asset-based lenders throughout the world. Our expertise, the most expansive in the industry, simplifies the decision about who to call.  Lenders rely on our valuers, the most professionally accredited in the industry, to provide opinions that guide decision-making. We think creatively about non-traditional approaches to finding value, enabling lenders to compete more aggressively. When special situations arise, Gordon Brothers brings its century-plus of experience navigating distress to help lenders identify a clear path forward. 

Financial Reporting

Our clients count on us to deliver comprehensive valuation support for financial reporting requirements. Our purchase price allocation experts estimate the Fair Value of acquired assets to establish the basis for GAAP and IFRS financial reporting. By leveraging our in-house tangible and intangible asset expertise, clients receive a coordinated view from a single source. We also develop synergies by combining this work with financing valuations when needed. In subsequent years, our clients can find continuity when testing goodwill and long-lived assets for impairment.

Tax Appeal & Planning

Gordon Brothers’ valuations support and inform property tax appeals, income tax matters, and gift and estate tax matters. When valuing personal property, assessors’ typically rely on standardised depreciation curves that often don’t reflect the current market for equipment. Our unique, market-based approach suggests market obsolescence. By working cooperatively with clients’ in-house tax departments and consultants, we enable them to stay in control of the negotiations. We also support a variety of central and local income tax valuation requirements including gifting, estate settlement and estate planning, allocation and apportionment of interest expense, transfer of intangible assets and valuation of share option compensation.

Business Planning

We value equity interests for a variety of purposes, including estate planning, shareholder and partnership agreements, minority shareholder disputes, employee share ownership plans (ESOPs), and buyouts. Analyses are built on a thorough understanding of the intended purpose along with a view towards how value can be influenced by shareholder rights and concentration. Distinct from typical business valuation firms, deep tangible and intangible asset expertise enables Gordon Brothers to deliver a complete view of business value.