Making The Intangible, Tangible

The Hilco Valuation Services team based in the UK trades under the Hilco Streambank brand and combines years of intangible asset valuation, marketing and sales across multiple jurisdictions, resulting in the best available market data and industry knowledge.

There are many reasons why banks, asset based lenders, insolvency and turnaround professionals and management executives engage with us for Intellectual Property (IP) valuations and advice.

Lenders looking to securitise IP seek out our valuation expertise in order to execute deals within tight timeframes. Corporates and their advisers invite us to identify valuation information for strategic and tax compliance purposes. Corporate recovery and turnaround professionals work with us to ensure that they fulfil their regulatory duties, such as Statement of Insolvency Practice (SIP) 16.

However, there is one key reason that unites all of our clients regardless of their industry, and that is the assurance that our reality-based asset expertise brings, honed by our active participation in Intellectual Property sales. We help our clients to identify, preserve and extract maximum value from IP assets, through the provision of expert, robust and defensible opinion.

In conjunction with real world data within our valuation methodology, we utilise the relief from royalty valuation method as the most commonly deployed income approach. We build our valuation models using reliable Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) inputs from premium sources to calculate our discount rates and apply appropriate royalty rates by analysing industry data of more than ten thousand intangible asset transactions and license agreements.

We shape our solutions to the unique circumstances and challenges of each assignment. With IP often forming an element of a wider engagement, such as a refinancing across asset classes in multiple jurisdictions, we are able to bring additional expertise and market focus to your particular requirements when you need it.

Our combined experience includes work on valuing and disposing of intellectual property assets in numerous high profile cases, including the following assets:

  • Brands
  • Trade Marks and Trade Dress
  • Copyrights
  • Microsoft Licences
  • Internet Protocols
  • Patent Portfolios
  • Trade Secrets
  • Customer Lists
  • Domain Names and Web Content
  • Databases/Libraries


For sellers, we will handle your transaction from beginning to end, from developing a specific marketing plan and negotiating with prospects, all the way to organising the closing.

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Talk to our Intellectual Property experts to help you navigate the world of intangibles to protect, maximise and realise asset value.

Steve Kerr

Senior Director

Intellectual Property

London Office

+44 (0) 7720 160356

Alexander Muir

Associate Director

Intellectual Property

Manchester Office

+44 (0) 7593 562917