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What Are Equipment Valuations? 

 Branford is a trusted provider of objective and independent appraisal reports establishing the value of industrial manufacturing machinery & equipment (M&E). Our clients rely on our opinions because they know they can make sound lending and business decisions to manage risk effectively.


Branford Valuations, LLC, the professional appraisal practice of The Branford Group, prepares machinery & equipment and inventory valuations for a range of needs including: 

  • Financing and Leasing
  • Accounting
  • Estate Tax and Estate Planning
  • Litigation Support
  • Insurance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Asset Redeployment

Our valuation reports are among the most trusted and respected in the industry. Branford’s staff includes Certified Equipment Appraiser (CEA) and Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) designated professionals who are involved in all facets of the valuation assignment.

Our appraisals are developed from a broad spectrum of data points including an extensive proprietary database of historical sales, first-hand knowledge of the market, and relationships with original equipment manufacturers and dealers of industrial assets.

As a result, you are assured an accurate and reliable appraisal that is widely accepted by lending institutions, accounting firms, tax and estate planning professionals, turnaround firms, and corporations around the globe. To read more about what Branford’s clients are saying click here

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A desktop appraisal is a method of analysis which identifies and values the subject machinery & equipment without the benefit of inspection. The appraiser typically relies on information provided by the subject company as the basis for analysis and reporting.

In order to provide you with the most accurate equipment valuation, there are key aspects of the equipment necessary for assessment. Be sure to reference the Desktop Appraisal Equipment Checklist when generating your equipment list. 

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Depending on the intended use of the appraisal report, Branford’s valuations can be conducted based on various value premises. Commonly used value definitions are:

  • Replacement Cost – New or Used
  • Fair Market Value – In-Place or Removed
  • Orderly Liquidation Value
  • Forced Liquidation (Auction) Value

Fees for valuations are quoted based on the scope of each assignment. Factors include the quantity and type of property, as well as how many Branford professionals are required. We pride ourselves on offering competitive fees within the industry while being dedicated to timely and accurate reporting. 


Continuing education is an important part of Branford appraisers’ professional development. Accordingly you will find these individuals are active in the American Society of Appraisers (ASA), Association of Machinery & Equipment Appraisers (AMEA), Commercial Finance Association (CFA), Turnaround Management Association (TMA), Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), Industrial Auctioneers Association (IAA), and Machinery Dealers National Association (MDNA). 


  • Make
  • Model
  • Age
  • Description
  • Serial Number
  • Hours
  • Capacity
  • Photographs or virtual tour of key equipment

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