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

November 23, 2021 | Events
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 Disruptors Episode 6: SPACs: Key Risks and Valuation Challenges in Going Public

October 28, 2021 | Events
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 ...

IP Drivers for a successful SPAC transaction

September 20, 2021 | Articles, SPAC
IP Drivers for a successful SPAC transaction With twenty years of experience, the IP experts at Metis Partners have seen good M&A diligence and bad M&A diligence. Recent SPAC transactions have brought this into sharp focus. Are you seeking a SPAC to acquire your company? Maybe you are a SPAC Sponsor looking for the right acquisition. How can both parties ...

Our Recent CVA Experience – IP Factors and IP Valuation Insights

September 15, 2021 | Articles
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

September 1, 2021 | Articles
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 ...

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

July 28, 2021 | Events
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

July 28, 2021 | Events
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 ...

Recognizing the Importance of Trade Secret Metadata

July 21, 2021 | Articles
We noticed that trade secret metadata was being discussed within the LinkedIn community recently (example). As it happens, this is something not unfamiliar to us and our IP100 entrants. In fact, we will be working with an IP100 company on the development and implementation of their trade secret policy shortly. In summary, the strategy for the recognition, capture and protection ...

IP Strategy – Pruning and Rebalancing Your IP Portfolio

July 21, 2021 | Articles
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 ...

Trade Secrets: How To Turn Knowledge Into A Valuable Intangible Asset

July 21, 2021 | Articles
We all know the old maxim: “knowledge is power”. Here at Metis Partners, we utilise our expertise in the field of intellectual property (“IP”) strategy and monetisation to provide companies with the knowledge and skills they need to maximise the commercial exploitation of their IP assets. But knowledge comes in various forms, some of which can benefit your company and ...