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Media & Entertainment

American Appraisal understands the economic and competitive factors affecting our clients in the media and entertainment industry.  

Who We Serve
Our media and entertainment industry clients include:

  • Domestic and international media and communications conglomerates
  • Recorded music and music publishing companies
  • Radio, television and cable broadcasting organizations
  • Newspaper publishing companies
  • Book, magazine and digital publishers
  • Online media companies

What We Do
We provide valuation expertise in all classifications of tangible and intangible assets, including:

Tangible Assets Intangible Assets 
Land Trademarks/trade names/domain names
Land improvements  Copyrights
Buildings Customer, distributor, advertiser and subscriber  relationships
Leasehold improvements Proprietary software
Personal property Proprietary content
Construction in progress Contracts
  Catalogs
  Leasehold interests
  Noncompete agreements
 

We assist our media and entertainment clients with the following valuation and consulting services:

Recent Experience
American Appraisal’s recent experience includes:

  • Valuing the business enterprise of a large international music company for restructuring purposes
  • Annual impairment tests for goodwill and indefinite-lived assets for a variety of broadcasting, newspaper, book/magazine publishing, music and online media companies
  • Valuing the legal entities and underlying assets of an international music company for tax reporting purposes
  • Valuation of real and personal property, intangible assets and certain liabilities of a major East Coast newspaper publisher for fresh start accounting purposes
  • Providing a solvency opinion related to a leveraged buy-out of a large broadcasting company
  • Valuing real and personal property at seven locations for one of the largest newspaper companies in the United States

Why American Appraisal?
American Appraisal has been serving the international media and entertainment industry for more than 20 years. As our clients deal with the rapid and significant changes taking place in the industry, they rely on American Appraisal to provide independent, objective third-party valuation and consulting services.

Client Quotes

"The American Appraisal team did an outstanding job of understanding our business, the potential risks, and the opportunities, particularly in an industry that is in flux.  They do a terrific job at explaining and defending their valuation work.  I look forward to working with American Appraisal again."

SVP, Strategy, Finance & Business Innovation
Vivendi S.A.

"... great job."

Senior Vice President & CFO
Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc.

 

Services

         

Financial
Reporting



Business Combinations

Impairment Testing

Equity-Based Compensation

Financial Instruments
IFRS
Fresh Start Accounting

Tax
Valuation



Purchase Price Allocation
Corporate Tax Valuation Services
IRC §409A and Stock Valuation
Gift & Estate Tax

Cost Segregation

Transfer Pricing

§861 Interest Expense

Property Tax

Property Insurance
Appraisal &
Valuation


Building Insurance Appraisal
& Inspection

Equipment/Personal Property Insurance Appraisal & Inventory

Property Insurance
Appraisal Update

Web-Based Reporting

Fixed Asset Management



Fixed Asset Inventory & Reconciliation

Fixed Asset
Componentization

IT Asset Inventory

Property Record
Outsourcing Services

Transaction
Consulting



Fairness Opinions

Solvency Opinions

Asset Purchase,
Sale or Lease

Asset Financing

Advisory


 


Litigation Support

Appraisal Reviews

Intellectual Property Valuation

Bankruptcy & Restructuring

Real Estate Advisory

Portfolio Valuation

Right of Way Appraisal Services

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