Insolvency Services

EverEdge are The Intangible Asset Specialists™

 

Unlocking Value from Distressed Assets

When a distressed situation occurs, receivers and liquidators tend to focus their attention on cash, cash equivalents, and fixed assets to repay creditors or equity holders.

However, a company’s intangible assets, which today account for more than 85% of the enterprise value of companies in the S&P 500, are often overlooked.

It is possible to recover substantially more from a failed business than many people realize if the value of a failed or failing company’s intangible assets can be unlocked.

EverEdge are the intangible asset insolvency specialists and can help you preserve and monetize intangible asset value in a distressed situation.

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Preserving value

EverEdge helps Australian companies and investors to preserve value in instances where the company becomes insolvent.

Where a distressed entity remains intact, the intangible assets can have a higher value in the hands of a third party than the business itself.

For instance, you may have a product design and associated brand that under-performed in the hands of management, resulting in poor financial outcomes.

In the hands of an acquirer (especially a larger company) with stronger market or distribution channels or more cost-effective production the intangible assets in design and brand could be worth far more to the acquirer than the original owner.

Case Study: There is always value to be found in any situation

EverEdge was approached by investors in a failed start-up who wanted support to identify whether there was any salvageable value in the company. The management team were long gone and the only assets remaining were intangible. The investors wanted to understand if these assets were worth anything.

EverEdge determined the company was sitting on highly valuable intangible assets unidentified by management. We then identified buyers, prepared sales documentation, ran a sales process and ultimately sold the intangible assets for tens of millions of dollars, returning $45 for every $1 the investors had put into the start-up.

In all probability, the investors made more money from the start up failing than if it had “succeeded” in its target market.

Whether you are a company owner, investor, debt holder, receiver, or liquidator - we have a strategic plan for you.

It is possible to preserve and monetize intangible asset value in a distressed situation, but it is critical that companies, investors, and liquidators act fast.

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It is possible to preserve and monetize intangible asset value in a distressed situation but it is critical that companies, investors and liquidators take action fast.

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Testimonials

We really enjoyed working with Michael and his team and learning more about the Intangible Assets within our Business.

George Gregan, Director

PTP Fitness

We engaged EverEdge to prepare a technical valuation report of a portfolio of patents. The team at EverEdge demonstrated technical expertise and were responsive in the preparation of the report.

Mark Petrucco, Partner

Hall & Wilcox

The EverEdge team brought perspective, context and rigour to the table. This resulted in a valuation report of great value and utility.

Chris Donegan, Partner CRO

Hywin Wealth LLP

Any organisation that is future focused and smart should engage.

Greg Jolly, CEO

Tuapeka Gold Print Ltd

Very professional and focused on our business to find and provide the right outcome

Geoff Wood, Director

East Coast Traffic Control

The EverEdge team we worked with hit the ground running providing great insights into our business and the market we work within – they have added a lot of value to our planning process as we rapidly grow our business.

Mark Maddren, CEO

Ideqa Ltd

The EverEdge Foundation methodology, content and pace were spot on. We found the engagement very rewarding with great insights and takeaway actions from the report.

Mark Maddren, CEO

Ideqa Ltd

During the sale process I was working closely with Craig and the team. Selling a business is always a tough time and I found the EverEdge team extremely professional during the whole process. Nothing was a problem for them and for me this made it a much easier process. They guided me and my team through the whole process and we achieved an excellent outcome.

Ross Pratt, CEO

RAILBLAZA LTD & NTD PLASTICS LTD