Research and analysis

Banking on IP?

The role of intellectual property and intangible assets in facilitating business finance.

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Banking on IP?

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Banking on IP? executive summary

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Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the lifeblood of the UK economy. Their ability to grow is a key determinant of the nation’s future economic health.

In recent years, businesses of all sizes have been investing more in intangible assets, in particular intellectual property, than in fixed or physical assets.

This study sought to examine how effectively SMEs are able to use these assets to secure the finance they need for company growth.

Authors: Martin Brassell, Kelvin King

Published 6 November 2013