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. Additionally, our strategic partnership with Gordon Brothers Finance Company provides clients access to supplemental second secured financing. 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
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 appraisals when needed. In subsequent years, our clients can find continuity when testing goodwill and long-lived assets for impairment.
Tax Appeal & Planning
Gordon Brothers’ appraisals support and inform property tax appeals, federal income tax matters, and gift and estate tax matters. When valuing personal property, assessors’ typically rely on standardized depreciation curves that often don’t reflect the current market for equipment. Our unique, market-based approach can substantiate 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 federal and state income tax valuation requirements including gifting, estate settlement and estate planning, allocation and apportionment of interest expense, transfer of intangible assets, valuation of stock option compensation, and C to S corp. conversions.
We value equity interests for a variety of purposes, including estate planning, shareholder and partnership agreements, minority shareholder disputes, employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), and buyouts. Analyses are built on a thorough understanding of the intended purpose along with 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.