Intellectual property assets of PaperlinX go up for sale

The intellectual property assets of paper industry business, PaperlinX,are for sale following an instruction from administrators, Deloitte to Metis Partners, the intellectual property consultancy with offices in London, Glasgow and the USA.

PaperlinX is a widely-recognised international paper merchant whose customers include high street retailers such as Marks & Spencer and supermarkets Tesco and Sainsbury’s.

It trades under such prominent corporate brands as Robert Horne, Howard Smith, Donald Murray Paper and The Paper Company, which carry considerable heritage value and a market presence dating back to the early 20th century.

Popular product brands available for sale include tinted paper product brand Fizz, self-adhesive paper brand Core and ivory board product brand Royal Kent as well as a selection of recycled paper brands such as Revive, 9lives and Greencoat.

Over 200 brands and trade marks associated with PaperlinX, as well as over 80 domain names, are for sale.

Nat Baldwin, Head of Corporate Recovery at Metis Partners, said: “This is a unique opportunity to purchase the intellectual property assets of long established paper businesses, whose products are globally-recognised.

“The assets are likely to appeal to companies wishing to acquire attractive and established brands which are recognised in the UK and internationally.

“We have already received offers and expressions of interest from paper manufacturers, distributors and merchants throughout the world and are confident of successfully completing the sale of these valuable assets shortly after the official deadline for offers on Wednesday 15th July.”

The sale reinforces Metis Partners’ position as a broker of the intellectual property of leading consumer and retail brands. Recent successes by Metis Partners include IP sale of brands including MFI, Land of Leather, Ortak, and Internacionale.

A full list of brands and assets for sale can be found here.

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