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How to value equipment for refinancing purposes

Valuations for refinancing of plant and machinery can vary vastly from customers own valuations  and expectations. This is why.  Refinance of assets is provided primarily by asset based lenders. Their primary concern is with the value of the kit and their exit route. They are not balance sheet lenders and whilst they will require evidence of serviceability the strength of your accounts is not their main concern.

In the event of the finance company having to take the equipment back they want to know that they can quickly sell the equipment within a relatively short time frame of usually 3 months. And what someone will pay for machinery in a forced sale situation can be a million miles apart as to what you may have to pay for the same piece of kit from a supplier. Unfortunately some directors suffer from owneritus being the condition of thinking their equipment is worth far more than it actually is


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