Machinery & Equipment

What Is a Machinery/Equipment Appraisal?


A machinery and/or equipment appraisal is the independent and unbiased process of determining the supportable opinion of value of tangible assets as of a specific date. Appraisals can be performed for a variety of value premises from fair market value in place and in use, to forced liquidation value.

Select An Experienced Valuation Firm

All Murphy machinery & equipment (M&E) appraisals are performed by certified professional appraisers experienced in all aspects of machinery/equipment brokerage as well as the science and art of machinery & equipment appraisals. All appraisals are performed in compliance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) of the Appraisal Foundation. Compliance with industry standards ensures that proven peer-reviewed appraisal methods are used to develop defendable opinions of value. Our affiliation with John R. Harris (ASA designation), Director of the National Equipment & Business Brokers Institute, ensures that our appraisers are kept abreast of evolving appraisal standards.

Why Perform A Machinery/Equipment Appraisal?

Accurate machinery and/or equipment appraisals are often needed as part of a formal business valuation and for other purposes including:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Litigation Support
  • Divorce
  • Buy Out Agreements
  • Estate Settlements
  • ESOPs
  • Loans/Financing
  • Partnership Dissolution
  • Foreclosures
  • Retirement Planning
  • Insurance Purposes
  • Trust Planning
  • “C” Corp. to “S” Corp. Conversion
  • Business Liquidation
Appraisal Reports

Desktop Report – A hypothetical determination of value based solely upon information provided by the client and conducted without benefit of a physical inspection

Summary Appraisal Report – A certified restricted-use summary report of full USPAP-compliant appraisal including physical inspection of items appraised