Sale and Leaseback – a model for increasing trust in IP assets?

Placing a tangible financial value on a brand and then leveraging that value remains a frustratingly opaque process. However, the creation of secondary markets to sell IP assets has encouraged lenders to look more closely at this asset class.  Brands as secured assets While this article does not cover the legal points of taking security […]

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Angel News: Metis Partners present a unique opportunity to buy into the burgeoning “smart clothing” market

Angel News: Metis Partners present a unique opportunity to buy into the burgeoning “smart clothing” market

SOFTswitch, the technology named by Time Magazine as one of its Top 10 Coolest Inventions, is being put up for sale following an instruction to Metis Partners, the Glasgow-based, internationally operating intellectual property specialist. The technology, which has been used by global corporations and organisations such as Nike, NASA, Apple, Burton and BMW, is at […]

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The Herald: Eleven jobs lost as musical firm P&R Howard collapses

The Herald: Eleven jobs lost as musical firm P&R Howard collapses

One of Scotland’s leading distributors of musical instruments has ceased trading with the loss of 11 jobs. East Kilbride-based P&R Howard (Music), which distributed the Westfield guitar brand favoured by musicians such as McFly’s Danny Jones and US singer songwriter Jason Mraz, went into receivership after difficult trading conditions impacted on cash flow. The directors, […]

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BBC: Collapsed soft drinks firm Get Juiced up for sale

BBC: Collapsed soft drinks firm Get Juiced up for sale

Soft drinks maker Get Juiced has been put up for sale, after going into liquidation earlier this month. The Stirling-based smoothie and fruit juice producer was in a major growth phase when it ran out of cash. Provisional liquidator Johnston Carmichael said interest had been expressed in the company’s brand and tangible assets. Glasgow-based intellectual […]

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The Telegraph: Horrockses Up For Sale

The Telegraph: Horrockses Up For Sale

By Katherine Rushton Horrockses, the British fashion label whose off-the-peg dresses blazed a trail in the 1940s and 1950s, has been put up for sale, spurring hopes of a revival. House of Fraser is understood to have expressed an interest in acquiring the brand, whose look has had something of a renaissance thanks to the […]

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Insolvency News: Philidas Sale of IP Assets

Insolvency News: Philidas Sale of IP Assets

Intellectual asset specialist Metis Partners has been chosen to assist in the marketing and sale of the intellectual property owned by Philidas Limited, a market leading brand within the fastener manufacturing sector. For decades, the Philidas steel all-metal self-locking industrial nut has been a highly-renowned staple component of engineering products manufactured by global businesses including […]

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Credit Man: Sale of ICFR Assets

Credit Man: Sale of ICFR Assets

Metis Partners, the Scotland and California-based intellectual property specialist, has been called upon to market the intellectual assets of the International Centre for Financial Regulation (ICFR), which went into administration late last year. It will seek out an appropriate purchaser for the IP assets of the regulatory think-tank after administrators Zolfo Cooper said that it […]

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Insolvency News: Allders IP Sale

Metis Partners has been appointed to sell the intellectual property assets of Allders (Croydon) Limited. Allders was formerly a nationwide chain with a multitude of stores, growing from just one store – in Croydon – which opened in 1862. When the Allders chain of stores slipped into administration in January 2005, Jaeger chairman Harold Tillman […]

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The Herald: Sale of Elonics IP

Metis Partners is selling off intellectual property assets from technology business Elonics at an auction in the United States. A range of patents and trademarks – which have a list price of $150,000 (£97,000) – are up for grabs in what is thought to be the first time a Scottish company has participated in the […]

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BBC: Sangs in Administration

BBC: Sangs in Administration

The soft drink manufacturer Sangs has gone into administration. It made and distributed fizzy drinks, juices and water, including the MacB flavoured water brand. Sangs also operated a wholesale delivery business from its headquarters in Aberdeenshire and a distribution centre in South Lanarkshire. The administrators, Zolfo Cooper, said they would explore all possible options, including the sale […]

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The Herald: Peckhams brand up for Sale

The Herald: Peckhams brand up for Sale

The iconic Peckham’s brand was in danger of disappearing from Scotland’s most desirable suburbs last night as all their speciality delicatessen shops were put up for sale, 31 staff were made redundant and a further 140 jobs were put at risk. Glasgow-based Peckham and Rye, the oldest part of the upmarket family-owned food and drink […]

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Retail Gazette: Land of Leather has assets sold off

Retail Gazette: Land of Leather has assets sold off

Defunct sofa retailer,Land of Leather, is to have its intangible assets sold off by intellectual asset specialists Metis Partners. Metis will be selling off the sofa retailer’s vast array of trade marks and domain names it currently owns. Stephen Robertson of Metis Partners said: “The Land of Leather brand has a very high level of […]

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Credit Man: Famous high street brands, including Lewis’s, and Owen Owen to be sold by Metis Partners as part of Vergo Retail disposal

Credit Man: Famous high street brands, including Lewis’s, and Owen Owen to be sold by Metis Partners as part of Vergo Retail disposal

Glasgow-based intellectual asset specialists Metis Partners has been appointed by joint administrators, MCR, to sell off the brand assets of Vergo Retail Limited which folded in May 2010. Vergo Retail was the owner of a number of department stores and operated from large town-centres, as well as smaller out-of-town retail units under such well-recognised brand […]

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The Scotsman: Breastlight maker sold to pharmacist

The Scotsman: Breastlight maker sold to pharmacist

PWB Health, the Scottish company behind an innovative self-testing kit for breast lumps, has been sold to a West Yorkshire pharmacist for a six-figure cash sum. Zulfikar Akram, who also owns nutritional supplement company Ultralife Healthcare, will retain five employees to operate PWB from its Dumbarton headquarters. PWB is behind the Breastlight, a handheld torch which emits […]

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Some Say….

There are rumblings around the racetrack. Some say its protection of identity. Others, that it is the right of licence payers. We only knew he was called the Stig! No longer. The BBC had taken legal action to block publication by HarperCollins of the book which would unmask the faceless mystery driver and well established […]

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BBC: Realtime Worlds Games Company goes into Administration

BBC: Realtime Worlds Games Company goes into Administration

Pioneering Dundee-based computer games company Realtime Worlds has gone into administration putting hundreds of jobs at risk. The company, founded by the creator of Lemmings and Grand Theft Auto, is based at a former jute mill in the city. It employs about 250 people and was seen as one of the biggest players in the […]

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If Apple do it, why can’t you?

With all the press that Apple has received recently with the iPad and last week the new iPhone 4, it was interesting to read the review of the new iPhone’s features by Kyle Baxter of Tightwind.net. In it, Baxter highlights the new hi-res screen, the camera and – as ever – the overall design. But […]

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Creditman: Sale secures Kshocolat brand

Creditman: Sale secures Kshocolat brand

Bon Bon Buddies Ltd, Europes leading character licensed novelty confectionery and biscuit company, has acquired certain assets and intellectual property of Kshocolât Ltd and Brand 1602 Chocolate Ltd from the administrators, RSM Tenon, for an undisclosed sum. The Kshocolât and Hot Choc brands encompass a range of premium boxed chocolates and confectionery, chocolate bars and […]

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