Customer relations is the top intangible, per MARKABLES study

BVWireIssue #242-1
November 2, 2022

intangible property, intellectual property, intangible valuation, intangible

Customer relations is the most important of all intangible assets, accounting for 25% of enterprise value, according to a new study from MARKABLES. Next in line are software and technology, at 18% of enterprise value each, and last comes trademarks, at 8%. “Looking at the development during the last 15 years, customer relations showed the highest growth, while trademarks suffered badly, from a once leading position to last place,” says the study. The analysis was compiled from the MARKABLES database of almost 40,000 intangible assets acquired and valued globally in mergers between 2005 and 2021. The analysis reveals size, composition, and value drivers of different intangible assets.
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