Intangible Asset Finance: Funding the hidden value that powers your business

Financial solutions for trademarks, patents, licences and intellectual property.

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Fund all types of intangible assets

  • Intellectual property
  • Trademarks and registered designes
  • Patents and copyright
  • Goodwill

Support

  • Flexible solutions
  • Expert valuations
  • Authoritative legal advice
  • Full support from experts

Versatile

  • Raising funds
  • Maximising revenue
  • Versatile solutions
  • An additional revenue stream

Talk to Rangewell – the business finance experts

Intangible assets are simply too specialised for most lenders. We search the entire market to find lenders who can deliver the business funding you need to secure them.

Your business may have a hidden reserve of wealth. We can help you find financial solutions to make that wealth work for you.

It’s easy to understand tangible assets. Things like equipment, vehicles and premises are the assets your business depends on.

But what about intangible assets? They are just as important for your business. At Rangewell we can provide ways to fund them, too.

What are intangible assets?

Intangible assets are non-physical assets. They don’t have a physical form – but they still have huge value. Assets like patents, copyrights, licenses, trademarks and goodwill are all classed as intangibles.

The right to build a particular product, for example, where you own the patent and copyright is an intangible asset, but it is very real in what it does for your business. Intangible assets can be worth more than your tangible assets, although they may be difficult to recognise and measure.

Buying and selling intangible assets

You can buy and sell intangible assets. You might want to buy the rights to build a particular product, for example. Intangible assets and intellectual property can be bought and sold, rented or exchanged or acquired through legal or contractual rights.

Acquiring patents, copyrights and trademarks can be a key to building your business. Taking over a well-known but underused brand name, for example, can often provide access to loyal new customers, as well as a profitable product line.

Financing intangible assets

Funding for tangible assets – Asset Finance – is a standard form of business finance.

Intangible assets can also be financed, although fewer lenders are able to help. Those lenders who work in the field may be able to consider funding options, secured on the assets themselves, offering a cost-effective way to fund the assets your business needs.

One of the reasons why this is is because it is very difficult to determine an accurate valuation of an intangible asset. An asset, such as a trademark, may be very valuable to the company that owns it and contribute to millions of pounds worth of sales each year, but it might be difficult or impossible to sell on if the lender needed to recoup losses if a loan could not be repaid. Another potential buyer may simply not exist.

Arriving at a fair valuation for an intangible asset will, therefore, require specialist skills. A detailed valuation report will need to be prepared by independent experts in areas such as marketing or patent law depending on the nature of the asset.

Intangible asset lenders will be able to work with you to provide this report and an assessment of the value of the asset to you and your business, as well as on the open market.

Raising funds on intangible assets

Under certain circumstances, it may be possible to raise finance using intangible assets such as brand names as collateral.

At Rangewell, we know lenders who may be able to offer this kind of funding. We can work with you to discuss whether your assets may be suitable, and the most appropriate way to make use of them.

Why you need Rangewell to arrange Intangible Asset Funding

At Rangewell, we can help you find the lenders who work in this field, and help you prepare an application for funding.

We will work to help you understand their requirements and the lending criteria they set - and work with you to support making your application a success.

REAL EXAMPLES OF WHAT WE CAN DO

  • Find a lender to help a toy firm acquire UK manufacturing rights to a new game

  • Helped a music business raise cash on their back catalogue

  • Source funding to acquire patents on new technology for an IT business

  • Find the most competitive funding to let a business acquire a copyright software suite for further development

  • Help a family trust raise funds by selling rights to reproduce paintings in their possession

Call us to discuss Intangible Asset Funding

Arranging any kind of funding for intangible assets requires specialised expertise.

At Rangewell, we can work with legal and other specialists to understand your needs and assemble a proposal, and then approach our contents working in this field.

By getting us involved in your plans early, you can take full advantage of our expertise and contacts in this area.

For a preliminary discussion about what might be possible, please contact us.

What people say about intangible asset finance...

We bought the rights to build a product that is now the European leader.
We were taking over a competitor - funding for their premises and machinery was easy, but it was their knowhow that was really valuable.
We wanted to expand. The goodwill was the real asset of the business we bought. Rangewell found a lender who could provide for it.

Helping you build your profits

Get rapid access to new products and technologies

Buying intellectual property lets you move your business forward without the need for long and costly research and product development.

Flexible approach to valuation

The value of intangible assets can be based on a number of factors, including long-term value – making it possible to structure the finance as you need it.

Versatile funding for all types of intangible assets

Many types of intangible assets can be funded. They include intellectual property, such patents, plans and technology knowhow, and goodwill during a takeover.

A source of revenue for your business

If your business creates intangible assets such as developing new products or technologies, it is possible to sell those assets to create a revenue stream and a dependable business model.

Flexible funding options

Funding deals can be structured on an individual basis. This means that non-instalment credit and flexible collateral requirements can be arranged.

Funds may be provided as part of larger deals

Intangible asset finance arrangements can be used as part of a larger scale funding, such as business takeovers.

Download Rangewell’s free and detailed guide to Asset Finance

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  • What is asset finance

  • What are the types of asset finance

  • How to find the right provider

  • Are there downsides to asset finance?

  • How to arrange asset finance

  • What paperwork do you need?

  • Key terms explained

You will need a specialist lender

General finance providers will be unable to help. You must find a specialist who understands the intangible asset sector works in the field and who is prepared to work in your sector.

Asset refinance may restrict other funding options

You will be locked into a long-term arrangement. If your business plans change, this could restrict the choices available to you - although you may be able to sell on the asset.

Your intangible assets may present a risk

Physical assets such as vehicles are easy to value, and maintain their worth. It is impossible to predict the future value of assets such as patents, as technology may become obsolete.

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