Transense Technologies Named as ‘Perfect Acquisition Target’
Research conducted by Business XL and patent mapping specialist Cambridge IP has named tyre sensor develop Transense Technology as a “perfect acquisition target.” According to the report, patent-rich ventures with healthy balance sheets and low market valuations are perfect takeover targets for companies seeking to expand.
Business XL identified AIM’s 68 most IP-intensive companies, which hold more than 5,000 patents between them, and has named the largest, smallest, best-performing, most cash-rich companies on the market. The study reveals that the ten most patent-rich companies on the market have filed more than 2,500 patents, while the ten most cash-rich intellectual property (IP) companies have £242 million on their combined balance sheets.
Transense Technologies ranked second after only Imperial Innovations, the technology transfer arm of Imperial College London, fuel cell specialist IdaTech ranked third.
Currently valued by the market at under £7 million, Transense has 361 patented technologies on its books and therefore has on