Metis Partners’ proven IP asset sales service leverages the Corporate Recovery team’s significant expertise in maximising the returns from selling IP assets out of insolvency, with specialist buyer databases for key IP asset classes including patents, brands, data and domain names.
Metis Partners has valued and recovered value for clients from various IP asset classes, regardless of the business type, sector it operates in or its financial performance.
Patents to US, Chinese and Russian multinationals and trade players as well as patent aggregators
A series of renowned furniture and furnishings brands
The design portfolio of an established jeweller
Copyright in performance royalty income streams
A dormant fashion brand for four times the original offer made to the insolvency practitioner
Copyright in the qualifications of an awarding body to a buyer who re-engaged over 7,000 students
Greywater technology and renewable energy patents
Source code to the former clients of a software development company
Product testing and certification documentation
Volume Microsoft licences
Insolvency Practitioners continue to use our services due to our proven added value. We fee largely on a risk sharing and contingent based fee structure, effectively paying for ourselves by building value in IP assets and increasing the financial return from their sale. We provide essential professional accountability for insolvency practitioners and restructuring specialists.
Our international reach, built up through years of operating in the market, allows us access to an unparalleled network of buyers for IP assets. Our auction process, and the introduction of new interested parties, ensures that competitive tension is created, and the best result is secured for creditors.
Our award-winning dedication and expertise, as well as the significant value which we add, has been recognised by numerous awards. We were thrilled to win Asset Valuer / Auctioneer of the Year at the Insolvency and Rescue Awards 2011 and 2015, and to be nominated as a finalist in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017.
We carry out desk-based research using a range of sources
We communicate with relevant third parties, including patent and trade mark agents where appropriate
We complete an IP Asset Discovery Exercise with management to identify and collate information on the full range of formal and informal IP assets within a company
Our unique approach, Metisology™ ,allows us to identify all critical IP assets present in the business, including those not typically found on the balance sheet
We create sales and marketing documentation, including an Intellectual Property Asset Marketing Report, which catalogues and highlights value in the IP assets
We handle correspondence and communications with potential buyers, including the circulation of sales and marketing documentation, the setting of deadlines and minimum offer levels and receipt of offers
We provide a bespoke auction strategy based on the circumstances of the case
We approach a global network of contacts active in acquiring various IP assets, as well as the client’s own known interested parties
Specific to every assignment, Metis Partners builds a bespoke database of potentially interested parties from multiple markets and sectors
Targeted calls are made to potential purchasers of the IP assets
Our use of a third-party PR firm and our social media activities on LinkedIn and Twitter ensure we maximise exposure for the IP asset sale
Our established auction process ensures competitive tension is created, resulting in the best possible return
We manage due-diligence enquiries and information requests
Metis Partners facilitates offer acceptance
We liaise with the buyers’ and sellers’ solicitors to ensure timely completion… That means we get the sale over the line!
We adopt a tailored approach with IP asset sale assignments and we can do as much or as little of the process as is commercially required.