The consequences of not understanding your intangible assets and their associated risks can be serious. This months newsletter focuses on intangible asset risk and how to mitigate it.
EverEdge today announced the appointment of Vijey Ananda as Partnership Director. Based in Singapore, Vijey will help EverEdge continue its growth across South East Asia, as it helps its clients to understand the opportunities that exist to leverage their intangible assets to create value and mitigate risk.
Despite being so critical, intangible assets still don’t feature on most board or company agendas. This is especially apparent when you look at intangible asset risk, which is often regarded as either not important at all, or important but not urgent. This article looks at the top five intangible asset risks.
Webinar: The missing trillions
In this webinar, EverEdge CEO Paul Adams and Dilworth IP’s Managing Partner, Michael Dilworth discuss how to leverage the extremely valuable assets that already exist within your company. Additionally, they provide insights into best practices for recognizing and monetizing your intangible assets and strategies to mitigate the ever-increasing risks associated with these assets.
Today, higher margin returns are increasingly owned by those who License or Sell intangible assets instead of, or in addition to, simply Deploying products.
This month’s newsletter focuses on how to unlock value from intangible assets arising from investments in R&D and innovation - whether that be through Deployment, Licensing or Sale.
As the saying goes “if you build it, they will come”. However, in today’s knowledge based economy, ‘building it’ yourself is not necessarily the strategy that will create the highest return on investment. Instead, higher margin returns are increasingly owned by those who license or sell intangible assets, either instead of, or in addition to, solely deploying (building) products.
Intangible assets are the only real lever that can move enterprise value beyond cash flow multiples. To fail to actively manage – or account for – intangible assets is to effectively ignore your fiduciary duties as a director or manager. This includes ensuring that intangible assets are factored into any valuation in a way that accurately reflects the company’s true worth.
Our January newsletter focuses on intangible asset audits. Modern accounting standards tend to encourage companies to ignore or overlook intangible assets – they either don’t make the balance sheet at all, are lumped together under goodwill, or are merely recorded at cost (for which there is virtually no correlation at all to value). This means that the value and risks around intangibles assets often end up being masked. However, conducting an audit of your intangible assets can help uncover the true value of these assets.
Intangible assets represent over 87% of all company value today and are the real drivers of growth and profitability for most businesses. Failing to take the time to identify and manage these valuable assets not only represent a major missed opportunity to extract value but is also a potential breach of a Directors fiduciary duties.
EverEdge Capital invests exclusively in intangible asset opportunities and is looking to deploy into this space in a way that differentiates the fund from the standard venture capital and private equity model.
We see a lot of value being left on the table when entrepreneurs, inventors or businesses with valuable embedded intangible assets are not able to fully utilize or commercialize these assets.
Hear Francis Milner, Chief Investment Officer of EverEdge Capital, talk about the types of opportunities the fund is looking to invest in.
Intangible asset risk is often regarded as either not important at all, or important but not urgent. But when things go wrong, things can become catastrophic quite quickly. Hear Paul Adams, CEO of EverEdge Global, discuss what companies need to consider when it comes to mitigating intangible asset risk.
As companies start planning for 2019, intangible asset risk management should be at the top of the agenda. If it's not near the top of yours, we'd suggest reading about the level of damages awarded in the recent Cochlear IP litigation case. At A$380m - more than 17x the amount the business has set aside for liability - it is a stark reminder to Boards and management teams that intangible asset risk needs to be taken seriously.
EverEdge Global today announced the appointment of Francis Milner as Chief Investment Officer (CIO). An experienced investment banker and special situation private equity investor, Francis will be responsible for deploying capital via a proprietary investment approach that is designed to accelerate the commercialization and monetization of intangible assets.