VC Appointed by IP Office of Singapore
LONDON-BASED VALUATION CONSULTING APPOINTED TO IP OFFICE OF SINGAPORE’S (IPOS) INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY FINANCING SCHEME PANEL
Valuation Consulting, the leading provider of business valuation and asset valuable services, has been appointed as one of only nine firms on the Panel of Valuers (POV) for the IP Office of Singapore’s (IPOS) IP Financing Scheme.
The IP Financing Scheme (IPFS), introduced by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) in April 2013, is a $100-million initiative designed to help IP-rich companies to monetise their Intellectual Property for business growth and expansion.
Businesses can use their granted patents, trade marks and copyright as collateral for bank loans, which are issued by participating financial institutions including the AFC Merchant Bank, DBS Bank Ltd, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Ltd and Overseas Bank Ltd. The loans will also be partially underwritten by the Singapore Government.
Interested IPFS applicants approach one of the nine IP valuers from the POV to obtain an IP Valuation before completing a loan application.
Valuation Consulting, headquartered in London, operates internationally and has a client portfolio ranging from Fortune 1000 and Eurotop 100 companies as well as small and privately held businesses across all industries. It is unique in enjoying a close association with Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys in multiple locations around the world.
Ian Brewer, Partner at Valuation Consulting, comments:
“Singapore has seen a rapid increase in the number of IP filings in recent years, and it is schemes like this one that will only help build on this growth and the success the country has in the global innovation market. We are delighted to have been chosen as one of the valuers for the scheme, a move that highlights our wealth of experience and the knowledge we have of the industry.”
About Valuation Consulting
Valuation Consulting is a provider of business valuations of private companies, their shareholdings and intellectual property valuation including royalty rate appraisal, for rights such as patents, trade marks, brands and copyright. Well known both in contentious and non-contentious areas, the firm’s Partners include FCA designated practitioners, members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Registered Business and IP Valuers amongst numerous other accreditations. Partners have frequently been complimented in judgments when acting as expert witnesses, and have been instructed by Governments (US, SA and UK) for valuation and expert witness services.