Deloitte acquisitions expand specialist IP and HR services

Big Four firm Deloitte has strengthened its specialist services with the acquisition of ClearViewIP, a global intellectual property (IP) consulting and transaction advisory business, as well as the UK-based HR and reward specialist Stitch Communications

ClearViewIP’s founder and CEO, Jon Calvert, will become a Deloitte partner and will continue to lead the team, operating under the Deloitte IP advisory services division.

Andrew Robinson, leader of Deloitte’s specialist valuation group, which also advises on IP and other intangible assets, said: ‘It has long been recognised that managing IP is vital in enabling businesses to deliver their commercial objectives and create long-term value.

‘However, the strategy and management side is rapidly growing in importance. This move enables us to offer our clients enhanced ways of safeguarding and commercialising their innovation and IP investment.’

Founded in 2007, ClearViewIP helps companies more effectively value and exploit IP and the team includes chief IP officers, business builders, licensing executives and technologists, who have worked with multinational FTSE 350 and Fortune 100 companies, as well as SMEs and academic institutions.

Calvert said: ‘We are excited to join Deloitte as it accelerates our ability to support a broader client base and enhances Deloitte’s mission of providing a wide range of value creation services.’

The Big Four firm has also acquired UK-based Stitch Communications to strengthen its global employer services practice. Stitch Communications is an internal communications agency, specialising in creating pay and reward communications that help employers to better engage their staff. The company’s Bristol-based team officially joined Deloitte at the beginning of June and will help build Deloitte’s current offerings for HR programmes, such as reward and benefit strategies.

Pat Sweet

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