PPL has worked with hundreds of small to middle-market businesses during turnaround, restructuring, and bankruptcy situations. We also serve large corporations in the recovery of maximum values for their idle and surplus assets.
Decades of experience
Hundreds of transactions across North America and beyond
From highly specialized equipment, to entire plants, to multiple sites
Obtain highest recovery value
Strong cross-disciplinary network
Match the assets with the right purchasers
We typically structure asset disposition deals in one of the following ways:
PPL makes a cash purchase of the assets directly from the client. We incur all the marketing and sale expenses, and all the risks of a sale.
A traditional commission arrangement. Marketing and sale expenses are deducted from the sale proceeds.
PPL guarantees the client a minimum recovery amount from the auction, which we pay in cash prior to the auction. After expenses, PPL and the client split the proceeds. This option limits the risk for the client, while still allowing them to share the upside.
PPL Group can combine an asset disposition with our financing or private equity offerings, in order to provide a client with a truly comprehensive solution. For past clients, we have loaned money to take out an uncooperative bank, and then conducted an auction of surplus equipment to fund ongoing operations.
When a facility and equipment can be acquired by a going-concern operator, a multi-faceted turn-key sale can maximize the value of the company and assets. PPL Group combines targeted marketing and our deep network of industry partners and strategic buyers to create awareness of the opportunity. We run a three phase concurrent process:
Phase One: Going-Concern/Turn-Key Sale of entire company, complete facility, or portions thereof with any available intellectual property, for continued operations
Phase Two: Private Treaty/Privately Negotiated Sales of complete lines for use as originally designed, with intellectual property, for removal, and disposition of real estate through an accelerated brokerage process
Phase Three: Auction Sale for the balance of unsold equipment (if needed)