A machinery and/or equipment (M&E) appraisal is the independent, unbiased process of determining a supportable opinion of value for tangible assets as of a specific date. M&E Appraisals can be performed under a variety of value premises.
In order to derive at a reasonable estimate of value, the circumstances driving the appraisal must be carefully assessed in order to determine the appropriate value premise to apply.
Fair Market Value – The estimated amount, expressed in terms of money, at which goods would change hands, in their most common market, between a hypothetical willing buyer and seller, neither being under any compulsion to buy or to sell and both possessing reasonable knowledge of all the relevant facts as of a specific date.
Orderly Liquidation Value – A professionally estimated opinion of the gross amount, expressed in terms of money, that typically could be realized from a liquidation sale, given a reasonable period of time to find a purchaser (or purchasers), with the seller being compelled to sell on an as-is, where-is, basis as of a specific date.
Forced Liquidation Value – An professionally estimated opinion of the gross amount, expressed in terms of money, that typically could be realized from a properly advertised and conducted public auction, where the seller is compelled to sell with a sense of immediacy on an as-is, where-is basis, also as of a specific date.
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