Business Analyst  (£COMPETITIVE)

Who we are

Metis Partners is an Intellectual Property (“IP”) firm with a proven track record in the assessment, valuation and sale of IP assets. Established in 2003, we have grown to become a dynamic team of specialists working from offices in Glasgow and San Diego and are acknowledged as the UK market leader in our field. We continue to invest in a committed team, based in Glasgow, and our expansion strategy is creating opportunities for the team to both widen its skillset and gain more international experience working in the US.

What we do

We identify, value and sell IP for a range of clients, big and small, private and PLC, across numerous sectors. Our approach is focused on analysing a business, its key resources, its competitive advantage and how IP contributes to the business. We get a unique, inside view of what makes companies tick – both the successful ones and those who are failing. We also provide support to other professionals, advising on and facilitating business turnarounds leveraging the value of IP assets to attract rescue funding.

Do you recognise any of our clients?

Alix Partners, Bain Capital, Clydesdale Bank, Deloitte, Duff and Phelps, Ernst & Young, Faraday Future, FRP, Gordon Brothers, Grant Thornton, KPMG, Octopus Investments, P2i and Secure Channels.

What the role involves

We operate in three IP disciplines: Valuation, Advisory and Corporate Recovery and Restructuring. The Business Analyst role supports all three areas and we currently have vacancies across all areas. The role offered will depend on both your skillset and relevant qualifications, and extensive IP training is provided in-house.

Activities our Business Analysts have been involved in over the last 6 months include……

  • Analysed and valued the IP assets of an acquisition target for a UK listed entity
  • Catalogued and sold the key IP assets in failing high street retail businesses to maximise returns for creditors and lenders
  • Supported one of Europe’s most significant techstars with their expansion into Asia and protection of their IP assets on the journey
  • Delivered IP-specific training and IP-related webinars to accountants, lawyers and insolvency practitioners
  • Attended and networked (with key contacts from the above clients) at Metis marketing events, including Lawn Bowls events in Glasgow & London, Valuation Comedy Club night in London and our annual Burns Suppers in London and New York.
  • Attended IP100 Club events with fast growing IP-rich SMEs and their advisors to learn about how to improve the protection and value of their IP assets
  • Researched, documented, marketed and sold the IP assets from various entities across many industry sectors including selling: the back-catalogue of major music artists; the brands & related intangibles of high street retailers, medical device technology and contactless payment software.

Key responsibilities of a Business Analyst include:

  • Conducting relevant corporate and market research, including IP databases
  • Conducting IP information-discovery activities with clients and professional advisors
  • Drafting client proposals, IP Valuation reports and IP sales and marketing documentation
  • Corresponding and liaising with potential buyers of IP and other professional advisors
  • Actively contributing to marketing initiatives and attending events

Skills required

  • Excellent written & oral communication skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrate commercial awareness in a client-facing role
  • Strong analytical and research skills
  • Work within a dynamic business environment while recognising the rigour required in the delivery of professional services
  • Excellent academic qualifications preferably to University Degree standard

Benefits

We are an employee-focused company – our CEO won the 2018 Innovation in the Workplace IOD Award and we offer an excellent package of benefits including:

  • A flexible environment to facilitate a good work-life balance

  • Casual dress code

  • Private healthcare

  • Excellent training opportunities including IP Foundation Course and a mentoring programme

How to apply

Please apply in writing, by forwarding your C.V and a covering letter explaining why you feel you should be successful in your application for this role to Iain Baird, Metis Partners, 33 Lynedoch Street, Glasgow G3 6AA (recruitment@metispartners.com).