Software, like apps, qualifies as intellectual property. Like a patent, a trademark or know-how, it is possible to estimate its value. Software is also an intangible asset and its valuation is often useful in the business development strategy of a company.
In which cases should a software be valuated?
It is necessary to know the financial value of software especially in the following cases:
- Contribution to the capital of the company;
- Transfer or acquisition of the software/ application;
- Transfer of a company or creation of a joint venture;
- Acquisition of an existing business.
Both the software and its associated know-how must be valued at their fair value. This requires specific skills and it is the job of Brandon Valorisation. The inclusion of intangible assets, software or other, in the valuation of a company, gives it a consolidated balance sheet. These are quantified and useful arguments during negotiations with investors and potential partners.
What are the parameters evaluated in a valuation study?
Several criteria are taken into account and analyzed by our experts when working on a valuation study, including:
- The technical aspects of the software or application;
- Its differentiating elements, its protection;
- Its domestic and international markets: quantitative and qualitative elements;
- Economic and financial parameters related to the operation;
- The associated risks, etc.
These data are analyzed and processed using our proprietary methods, ValoFin or ValoFlash, and enable us to give an objective value of your software or other intellectual property rights.
At the end of the mission, a report including our conclusions, with figures and our recommendations, is presented to the company’s managers during a dedicated meeting. This study, which may be subject to certification by a contribution auditor, can then be used in future negotiations.
Our software financial valuation studies include the participation of Brandon Valorisation on the presentation of the conclusions of the report to a meeting with a contributor auditor.
For these valuation studies, Brandon Valorisation uses a method widely recognized by the actors in the field of business and innovation. We are also proud to have a 100% success rate on these services. Indeed, to date none of the studies conducted by our office has been rejected by the auditors, French or Europeans, who are appointed by our clients.
Some of the studies conducted by our teams have reached values of several tens of million Euros.
Brandon Valorisation has developed a financial valuation method for intellectual property rights which is adaptable to your specific needs. For more information, please consult our dedicated pages:
- Financial valuation study
- Patent valuation
- Trademark valuation
- Company valuation
- Intangible assets valuation
- Franchise valuation
- Domain name valuation
- Website valuation
- Know-how financial valuation
- Valuation diagnosis, “Valo’Diag”
N.B. If necessary, prior to launching a financial valuation study, we offer to make a diagnosis adapted to the subject of the study: this is Valo’Diag.
The Brandon Group has a unique offer that combines industrial property and economic and financial valuation of your intangible assets.
Do you want to estimate the value of your software?