Mark Chaplin



Managing Director

Mark Chaplin is a managing director in the Machinery and Equipment service line, based in Detroit. Mark leverages more than 19 years of experience in valuation. His primary responsibilities include valuing fixed assets (property, plant and equipment) for financial and tax reporting, purchase price allocation, collateral lending, fixed asset due diligence, fresh start accounting, property tax consulting, lease accounting, bankruptcy/liquidation studies and impairment issues for various types of businesses.

Mark has extensive experience in a wide range of industries, including automotive manufacturing facilities, automotive assembly facilities, chemical plants, water treatment plants, wastewater systems, information technology systems, telecommunication/fiber optic systems, data center equipment, healthcare equipment, food processing machinery, industrial manufacturing machinery, high-tech test equipment, printing and publishing facilities and retail store furniture and fixtures. He has been involved in the valuation of both domestic and international business assets, with personal experience visiting facilities in Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, the UK and throughout the U.S.

Mark's engagement highlights include directing the valuation of tangible assets for one of the largest water and sewer systems in the U.S. for financial reporting purposes and in accordance with the Government Accounting Standards Board’s Statement No. 60 (Government Combinations and Disposals of Government Operations). Additionally, he has directed the valuation of tangible assets for one of the largest ethylene production facilities in the world for tax purposes; directed the valuation of more than 150 worldwide production, warehouse and testing facilities for a leading automotive supplier (which included organizing approximately thirty site inspections); performed long-lived asset impairment tests at more than 20 manufacturing facilities for several clients; directed the valuation of tangible assets for a global automotive supplier in connection with several recent acquisitions and lead the fresh start valuation for tangible assets for several large global automotive suppliers.

Mark received a B.A. in finance from Michigan State University. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder, an accredited Senior Appraiser and a member of the CFA Society of Detroit, CFA Institute and American Society of Appraisers.


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