Joint Service Agreement Between Ocean Tomo and Metis Partners Provides Most Comprehensive Solution Set to Corporate Restructuring
CHICAGO & GLASGOW [June 28, 2012] – Ocean Tomo, LLC and Metis Partners, Ltd. announced today they will jointly bring to the European market new Corporate Recovery and Restructuring Services. This integrated offering leverages Ocean Tomo’s complete suite of intellectual property services with the proven European market experience of Metis Partners. Offerings extended through the joint services agreement include the Ocean Tomo PatentRatings® system and consultation regarding monetization pathways including public auctions and the Intellectual Property Exchange International.
“This new Ocean Tomo European Corporate Recovery and Restructuring service uniquely begins with a fundamental understanding of what may be the client’s largest asset base – their intangibles – and then leverages proven proprietary solutions to appropriately reduce operational costs, further competitive market positioning, raise short term capital and identify incremental long-term revenue streams,” stated James E. Malackowski, CEO of Ocean Tomo.
“Collaboration with Metis Partners expands our restructuring skill set and facilitates Ocean Tomo’s access to the European market” noted Malackowski.
“We are excited about our relationship with Ocean Tomo” said Stephen Robertson, CEO of Metis Partners. “By combining our award winning offering and experience in business recovery and restructuring through leveraging IP assets, European companies now have access to the most robust intellectual asset development solution available on the market. This hitherto ignored asset class is capable of transforming the funding options available to organizations as banks and investors recognize they can take security and monetize these valuable assets in different structures.”
“Even technology or IP rich zombie companies, will benefit from our combined European offering, as we demonstrate to companies, their investors and bankers, the real, but hidden value in their IP assets” added Robertson.
Ocean Tomo and Metis Partners will cross train their professional staff to jointly service client needs. The two firms present a unique combined range of experience which goes well beyond traditional Intellectual Capital strategies. Together clients will benefit from highly successful entrepreneurs from hedge fund, special situations, private equity, corporate finance and venture backgrounds, with proven experience and track record in using IP assets to add value in restructuring situations.
The newly combined group will serve corporations, financial institutions and investment managers impacted by credit and economic crises. Specific services provided by Ocean Tomo European Corporate Recovery and Restructuring include:
- Patent Portfolio Optimization in Distressed Business and Bankruptcy Environments
- IP-Backed Credit or Debt Enhancement
- IP Litigation “Right-Sizing” and Enforcement Funding
- FASB 141 and 142 Purchase Price Allocation and Impairment Valuation
- IP-Backed Business Restructuring
- Financial Services Litigation Support and Expert Testimony
- Operational and Financial Advisory or Interim Management
Learn more about Ocean Tomo European Corporate Recovery and Restructuring by visiting RecoveryAndRestructuring.com.
About Ocean Tomo, LLC
Established in 2003, Ocean Tomo, LLC, is the Intellectual Capital Merchant Bank® firm. The company provides financial products and services related to Intellectual Property, including expert testimony, valuation, strategy, research, ratings, investments, risk management and transactions. Ocean Tomo assists clients – corporations, law firms, governments and institutional investors – in realizing Intellectual Capital Equity® value broadly defined.
Headquartered in Chicago, Ocean Tomo has offices in Greenwich, Houston, Orange County and San Francisco.
Subsidiaries of Ocean Tomo include: Ocean Tomo Risk Management, LLC; Ocean Tomo Asset Management, LLC; OTI Data Networks, LLC; Patent Marking, LLC; and Ocean Tomo Capital, LLC – publisher of the Ocean Tomo 300® Patent Index family. Ocean Tomo is the founder of the Intellectual Property Exchange International (IPXI), Inc. as well as the exclusive licensee and distributor of the PatentRatings® system.
About Metis Partners
Founded in 2003, Metis Partners are specialists in the assessment, exploitation, monetization and sale of IP assets. The company offers IP focused services including valuation, due diligence, brokerage and IP strategy. Metis Partners operates from two offices, one in Scotland (UK) and the other in Berkeley, California. For more information visit MetisPartners.co.uk