From Licences to Liquidity

Ever since the 2012 ‘Oracle ruling’ from the European Court of Justice that upheld the right to sell used copies of downloaded software, the market for reselling Microsoft Licences has grown significantly.

At Hilco, we have developed a tried, tested and tailored process to help our clients identify, preserve and extract value from redundant Microsoft Licences. And we have gone a stage further by creating our own active marketplace via our bespoke network of Microsoft Licence resellers.

As always, we are looking to maximise value for our clients. We achieve this through our comprehensive buyer research, tapping into market data and reaching out to our network to create competitive tension within a managed bidding process.

Our proven seven-step process for delivering maximum value

In the past 12 months alone, Hilco has recovered millions of pounds for insolvent entities and corporates by selling a variety of Microsoft Licences across a wide range of industries. Licences we sell include Office, Windows Server, SQL Server, Exchange Server, Sharepoint Visual Studio, Visio and more.This is just one example of how our specialist teams are able to unlock liquidity for clients throughout the world by maximising value-driven opportunities from asset classes that are frequently overlooked.


To explore how our specialist team can extract value from you or your client’s underused Microsoft Licences, please get in touch with us.

Chris Hall


London Office

+44 (0) 7795 832658

Linda Shannon


Intellectual Property

Glasgow Office

+44 (0) 7718 424451

Nat Baldwin

Senior Advisor

Intellectual Property

Glasgow Office

+44 (0) 7803 416597