Metis Partners was appointed by Begbies Traynor to support the marketing and sale of the Institute of Administrative Management (IAM) when it entered financial distress.


The Company was the UK’s oldest management institute and was incorporated in 1918, and focused on developing professional administrators, and business leaders via its membership services and qualification programs. Metis Partners was asked to identify, value, market and sell the IP assets to an accelerated timetable in order to minimize the disruption to both members and students, and to ensure continued approval status by third-party regulatory bodies.

IP Assets Sold

  • Brand & trademarks
  • Goodwill rights in 100-year heritage
  • Membership databases
  • Extensive Organizational Knowledge
  • Website including membership portal

Highlight of this IP Sale

This sale not only saved IAM, the UK’s oldest management institute, it enabled 7,000 students to complete their qualifications and ensured that IAM continued to be an awarding body for management qualifications.

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