STAR PLAYERS & BRAND VALUE

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The 2021 summer transfer window was eventful, to say the least – Lionel Messi departed his beloved boyhood club Barcelona following a period of financial turmoil at the club, joining Paris Saint Germain for a jaw-dropping £20m signing-on fee and a further £400k per week in wages. If that signing wasn’t enough to make your mouth water (or eyes if ...

How to Build a High-Value (M&A) Exit from Day One

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Whether you exit via M&A, SPAC or IPO, your investors (and you) will be keen to get the best possible valuation. Sometimes a small ding during due diligence can actually erase value. While on the other hand, good corporate habits like cultivating an IP portfolio or earning consistent brand visibility — or implementing your own programmatic M&A deals — can increase ...

IP Strategy – Pruning and Rebalancing Your IP Portfolio

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Look Inwards It may sound counterintuitive but the most efficient way to build an effective IP portfolio is to first look inwards – look at your brands, trade secrets, patents, software, data & analytics, etc. Create an inventory of these existing key IP assets and focus on the IP that is critical to your business. If it is not immediately ...

IP Disruptors Episode 6: SPACs: Key Risks and Valuation Challenges in Going Public

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IP Disruptors 2021: a series developed in partnership with IP 100 and Patsnap, a global leader in connected innovation intelligence with 50,000 members. SPACs (Special Purpose Acquisition Companies) are regularly touted as the next frontier in going public, but what are the key risks and valuation challenges associated with this approach? Join us to hear more about these key matters in SPAC mergers and transactions. Hear from ...

Our Recent CVA Experience – IP Factors and IP Valuation Insights

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We have seen a shift over the last twelve months in the type of IP valuations being sought to support Creditor Voluntary Arrangements (‘CVAs’), principally in retail, casual dining, and leisure sectors.  In particular, reporting the forced liquidation value or ex-situ value of IP assets is not being seen as a credible alternative for many larger restructuring scenarios.  Instead, stakeholders ...

Introducing: The New Metis Partners Brand

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In case you missed it, we were delighted to reveal the new, fresh face of Metis Partners. We are the same Metis Partners that has been providing unique IP valuation services for almost 20 years, but with a new brand identity and new website.   We departed from our black and white logo, as IP is no longer black and ...

5 Activities That Could Turn A Trade Mark Into A Valuable Brand

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When is a brand not a brand? When it’s just a trade mark! We are often asked to value or sell a “brand” but when we perform IP diligence we discover that only a trade mark exists. It is worth considering how the following brand-enhancing activities can help you create and maintain a valuable brand. In our experience these same ...

Procopio Webinar: Trade Secrets- The Protection vs Promotion Conundrum Explained

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Our CEO Stephen Robertson as he partnered with Procopio to bring you ‘Trade Secrets – The Protection vs Promotion Conundrum Explained.’ This insightful fireside chat saw speakers sharing their stories on trade secrets and related topics. Key takeaways include: How the pandemic has shaped the future for trade secret litigation, why most trade secret cases don’t go to trial and ...

ACG Quebec Webinar- IP Assets: Valuations & Bridging the Gap

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Join us as our CEO Stephen Robertson partners with ACG Quebec for their summer virtual masterclass; IP Assets: Valuations and Bridging the Gap. Learn how to: Use IP to increase the valuation of your companyHow to raise capital as an IP rich company (debt and equity)What to look for when doing your IP due diligence There has also been time ...