Scotland enjoys some of the most vibrant technology and media sectors in the UK, with an established film and TV industry, a world-beating computer games sector and a host of technological advances which provides a platform for numerous tech start-ups.
What is common to all technology and media businesses is the need for advisors who understand the importance of intellectual property as a key asset, have experience in operating within the often fast-growing lifecycle of the sector and can guide and support such businesses at all stages of their growth.
The new Patent Box regime is attracting more innovative companies to locate in Scotland and French Duncan’s experience and knowledge of the technology and media sectors is helping our clients maximise the profit streams that may be included within the regime. We are well connected with a number of highly regarded patent attorney’s for those at the start of the journey.
In addition, we have well-established connections with venture capital funds and angel investment groups and have helped clients raise funding for different stages of their businesses.
We have experience of valuing different elements of intellectual property and business in general and are well placed to help clients maximise the value from their business on exit.
We will help structure your business to make it a tax efficient proposition for investors, assist with employee share-based incentives and be your trusted adviser, working with you to achieve your exit goals, whatever these may be.
French Duncan has experienced partners and staff who have helped many technology and media companies over the years and developed a strong niche as a world player in this dynamic sector.
We understand the specialist requirements, whether that be advice on the creation of a special purpose entity within which to structure projects for claiming film tax credits or the need to arrange a royalty audit on a computer gamer’s publisher.
Our unrivalled experience in securing grants and excellent record in Research & Development tax reliefs has helped many businesses where cash flow is paramount in the early years. Like our clients, we think out of the box in our approach. Today’s challenges are simply tomorrow’s success stories; just as they are for our clients.