EQUITY DEVELOPMENT SYSTEMS, LTD.
Appraisal Review and Management Systems® provides valuation-related independent Review Appraisals and Review Valuations, Fairness Opinions, and Appraisal Portfolio Management services in all disciplines of valuation and asset classes for federally-regulated commercial banks and financial institutions, asset-based lenders, family offices, institutional investors, endowments and foundations, high-net-worth individuals, ESOP’, private-equity investors, hedge-funds and other managed funds and myriad others throughout the world. EDS specializes in providing appraisal expert witness testimony and litigation-support services to attorneys and law firms, fairness opinions, and in valuation-related alternative dispute resolution arbitration, mediation and umpire/referee services. All appraisal / valuation services are provided by our discipline-specific and multidisciplinary senior appraisers holding international accreditation with the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) / The Appraisal Institute (MAI) / The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS).
Lending Compliance Systems® provides comprehensive lending compliance programs and services to federally-regulated commercial banks and financial institutions, leasing companies, asset-based lenders, institutional and private investors and other secured creditors throughout the world. Our cradle-to-grave suite-of-services include but are not limited to: Transactional Due Diligence and Deal Vetting, Credit Analysis and Analytics, Collateral-Asset-Lifecycle Management, Pre-Examination Reviews, Quality Control Audits, Monitoring, Risk Assessments, Policy and Procedure Development, Project Management, and Compliance Training Curriculum Development, Appraisals / Valuations and Appraisal Portfolio Management and Environmental Review Services, Independent Auditing, and Feasibility Studies.
Investment Recovery Systems® provides onsite commercial loss mitigation special situations crisis and interim management and special asset recovery and disposition programs and services to commercial banks, asset-based lenders, leasing companies, private investors, and myriad other secured creditors throughout the world. We handle all efforts related to the recovery and disposition of all assets, real and moveable, land and marine. This includes handling the complete liquidation of industrial, manufacturing and distribution related plants and facilities and the disposition of all component moveable and fixed assets. We specialize in handling complex—contentious replevin related and environmentally sensitive special situations and, in the redeployment, re-purposing or disposition of all assets through corporate consolidations and restructuring transactions.
Investment Recovery Centers of America® unit owns/operates strategically located multipurpose venues for the recovery, storage, maintenance, and remarketing of recovered client moveable assets. Our full-service Recovery Centers fulfill EDS’ unique capacity to immediately marshal our clients’ recovered collateral-assets, both land and marine based, to our secure facilities for disposition. EDS’ flagship Recovery Center is the Port of Slidell in Slidell, Louisiana (Greater Gulf-South, USA).
EDS’ Private-Equity Investment Funds invest 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. In committing its own funds, EDS does not act as a broker but rather as partner—one who, together with its affiliates, has the ability to bring to the table the funds and expertise needed to realize almost any given type of project. Our seasoned professionals provide our portfolio companies and advisory clients with a broad range of value-creating—monetizing advice and services. This includes growing the company through strategic alliances and joint ventures within our family of portfolio companies.
Our Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory Group affords clients the opportunity to benefit from our experience in providing Billions-of-Dollars in transactional and strategic advice and value-creation services in investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, financing, and risk-management transactions. We specialize in value-creating advice and services to women-owned businesses and to U.S. government contractors requiring TS Clearance. EDS’ strategic alliances and associations with multinational corporations, government agencies, and major Wall Street investment banks afford our clients’ unique access to top industry and government leaders, and to global financial markets and comprehensive investment-banking services throughout the world.