Welcome to Equity Development Systems, Ltd.
Established in 1986, Equity Development Systems, Ltd., (EDS) is an internationally recognized valuation, lending compliance, and collateral-asset management provider and, trusted mergers and acquisitions advisor and private-equity investor.
EDS specializes in providing appraisal review expert witness and litigation support services in all asset classes and disciplines of valuation, corporate investment recovery programs and services and the disposition of contentious replevin and environmentally-sensitive special-situations (real and moveable) and, in advising and investing in defense and national-security related companies and women-owned businesses.
EDS serves asset-based lenders, attorneys and law firms, federally regulated commercial banks and financial institutions, insurance companies, leasing companies, private-equity firms, private and institutional investors, family offices and wealth managers, government agencies, and multinational corporations and many others throughout the world.
Equity Development Systems® consists of five principal operating groups and their complementing units:
Appraisal Review and Management Systems®
Provides U.S. Regulatory, International Valuation Standards, and Professional Standards and Guidelines (USPAP / IVS / CUSPAP / RICS Red Book / Basel III) complaint independent-appraisal reviews of all asset classes, real and moveable, tangible and intangible, in all disciplines of valuation, i.e., Real Property, Business Valuation, Personal Property, and Machinery and Technical Services. EDS specializes in providing appraisal reviews and valuation related expert-witness testimony and litigation-support services and fairness opinions to attorneys and, in valuation and appraisal management services for family offices, endowments and foundations, and high net worth individuals throughout the world.
Lending Compliance Systems®
Provides comprehensive regulatory lending compliance and strategic-loss risk management and cradle-to-grave collateral-asset management programs and services to regulated commercial banks and financial institutions and myriad other commercial and private lenders and investors throughout the world. We specialize in providing independent Assignment for the Benefit of Creditor disposition services.
Investment Recovery Systems®
Provides replevin and corporate-services related investment and asset recovery programs and services. EDS handles all asset classes, real and moveable, land and marine related. We specialize in providing 24/7/365 global onsite-risk mitigation and troubled account crisis/interim management, and in handling all efforts related to the disposition of contentious replevin and environmentally-sensitive special assets and special situations for secured lenders and, in the disposition of nonessential divisional assets through corporate consolidations and restructuring transactions for multinational corporations throughout the world.
Investment Recovery Centers of America®
EDS owns/operates strategically located—multipurpose investment/asset-recovery venues for the centralized recovery, storage and remarketing of clients’ recovered assets, land and marine. Certain of our facilities feature federally-certified and guarded CRP warehouses. Our flagship Investment Recovery Centers of America® venue is the Port of Slidell in Slidell, Louisiana (Greater Gulf South, USA). EDS is pleased to provide Keeper services to the United States Marshal Service.
Investment Banking and Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory / Private-Equity Investing:
EDS’ boutique investment banking advisory practice brings thoughtful, tailored services and solutions to our clients, consistent with our reputation for trusted, independent strategic and financial advice. Our M&A advisory group affords ‘Wall Street smarts with Main Street sense’ to individual entrepreneurs just starting out—to well-established public and private companies of all sizes.
Our Private-Equity Group invests in ‘people’ and affords owners and management more than just liquidity and investment dollars. Running a company is a complex process, requiring expert planning, advice and execution. Our seasoned-professionals provide a broad range of strategic and tactical—value-creating—monetizing advice and services. This includes growing the client company through strategic alliances and joint ventures within our family of portfolio companies.
EDS is a relationship driven firm. We build lasting relationships based on our performance and in our ability to provide our client’s with a broad-range of unique and value creating advice and services. Working closely together, our groups provide unparalleled advice and service on a global basis. EDS is distinguished by its unique industry expertise and its success in forming long-term working relationships with its clients.
CHICAGO ∙ SAN FRANCISCO ∙ NEW ORLEANS ∙ BOCA RATON ∙ WASHINGTON, D.C. ∙ CARIBBEAN BASIN
…with associates throughout the world…