Heritage Global Inc. (OTCQB: HGBL) started in February 2009 to operate in the industrial liquidation and valuation business. Heritage Global has specialized in transactions involving intact, turnkey manufacturing plants – typically arising from bankruptcies, corporate restructuring and plant closures – as these transactions generally result in higher returns, lower risk, faster turns and less competition. The Company arranged traditional asset disposition sales, including liquidation and auctions, and subsequently expanded into real estate auctions, financial asset auctions, distressed asset advisory and asset based lending.
In mid-2011, Heritage Global began expanding its capabilities with the acquisition of boutique M&A advisory Equity Partners, a leading provider of financial solutions for distressed businesses and properties (www.equitypartnershg.com). The Company has been adding seasoned professionals to its executive team in areas including real estate, equipment, new business development and finance. Heritage Global further expanded its global auction and advisory capabilities in February 2012 with the acquisition of Heritage Global Partners, Inc, (www.hgpauction.com) a worldwide leader in global asset conversion for both middle market and Global 2000 companies as well as domestic and global insolvencies.
Heritage Global has completed hundreds of transactions since inception, acting as both principal and advisor as well as member of various syndicates together with distressed and surplus asset industry leaders. Among its key competitive advantages are domain expertise as well as integrity, trust, adaptability and reliability – especially transparency when conducting business. Heritage Global is known for its innovative approach to both asset valuation and transaction structure. Going forward, Heritage Global intends to expand all of its business platforms including Heritage Global Partners for auctions and acquisitions, Heritage Global Valuations for asset-based appraisals for lending and financial reporting, Heritage Equity Partners for advisory services and disposition services of both distressed and non-distressed ongoing enterprise sales, Heritage National Loan Exchange for the disposition of non-performing loans for money center banks and other credit providers, Heritage Zetabid for the remarketing by auction of commercial and residential properties and Heritage Global Capital as a boutique special situation ABL lender.
Heritage Global strives to be a full-service, value added asset advisor, valuer and reseller across the broadest spectrum of business assets.