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Valuing Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

Techniques for valuing Intellectual Property (IP) Intellectual Property Rights (“IPR”) are worth only what a buyer or licensee will be willing to pay for them.  There is no fixed set of rules that can be applied to every valuation.  The particular valuation technique selected will very much depend on the unique qualities relating to each…

Stirling sponsors the Cure Leukaemia charity

Stirling are pleased to announce that we are now an official charity partner of the Birmingham based charity Cure Leukaemia. Founded in 2003 by Professor Charlie Craddock, Cure Leukaemia helps to bring pioneering drug and transplant treatments to blood cancer patients throughout the West Midlands. The charity helps finance the world class Centre for Clinical Haematology…

Ten mistakes to avoid selling a business…..

Research has shown that many business owners fail to achieve the full or fair value of their businesses when trying to exit, simply through poor planning and preparation. It’s not your fault if you’re making some of these mistakes but hopefully, there’s still enough time to learn from the experience of others:-   You’ve had enough…

Free Guide to Maximising Business Values

Looking to increase the value of your business for when the time comes to sell? There are just two main ways to grow a business but many different strategies need to be considered and implemented in order to achieve real growth and value. Stirling provides you with a FREE Guide to Maximising Business Values, where we simply…

2014 starts with increase in business values

We recently prepared a short table of the main FTSE P/E ratio indices for two years from the end of 2011 up to 31 December 2013.  The increases in the Industrial Sector ratios are quite phenomenal, ranging from increases of just over 20% to 40% over the last year and from 38% to 90% over…

Another Precision Engineering Business Sold by Stirling!

Stirling was recently contacted by the owners of a precision engineering business, based in Worcestershire as they were looking to sell for retirement purposes. Following some negotiation on terms of business, the engineering business initially received an up to date valuation report which was prepared independently but organised by Stirling. We then then set about…

The Technique of Valuing a Business

General Valuing a business can be one of the most worrying parts of selling and also conversely for a potential buyer, of purchasing an existing business.  Whilst a seller will not be prepared to sell a business for less than its perceived value to him or her, if you look at it from a potential…

Has your business value increased?

A rising stock market has been having a positive effect on the values of certain types of profitable businesses which are commonly valued using widely recognised Price/Earnings ratios for relevant commercial sector indices.  Recent increases recorded with these ratios so far this year (to July 2013), are as follows:- + 38.68%   Industrial All Index + 29.18%   General Industrials Index +…

How to value a Business?

Valuing a Company can be one of the most worrying parts of selling a business and also conversely for a potential buyer, of purchasing an existing business. Whilst a seller will not be prepared to sell a business for less than its perceived value to him or her, if you look at it from a…

Selling a business – which mistakes are you making?

Selling a business can be a costly and time consuming process, so make sure you don’t make some of these mistakes:- You’ve had enough and so you’ve suddenly decided to sell?  The decision to sell a business should not be taken lightly as there could be many things to be done to try and make the…