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
- Flexible solutions
- Expert valuations
- Authoritative legal advice
- Full support from experts
- Raising funds
- Maximising revenue
- Versatile solutions
- An additional revenue stream
Your business may have a hidden reserve of wealth. We can help you find financial solutions to make that wealth work for you.
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...
Helping you build your profits
Get rapid access to new products and technologiesBuying intellectual property lets you move your business forward without the need for long and costly research and product development.
Flexible approach to valuationThe 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 assetsMany 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 businessIf 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 optionsFunding 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 dealsIntangible 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
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 lenderGeneral 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 optionsYou 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 riskPhysical 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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