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Benchmarking Studies

What is a RoyaltyRange Benchmarking Study?

Our Benchmarking Studies provide you with a detailed comparison of publicly available royalty rates, service fees and interest rates that helps you determine an arm’s length (market) remuneration range for your specific products, services and transaction types. You will be able to use this data to set reasonable rates and fees, prepare transfer pricing documentation and Patent Box applications, negotiate license agreements, value intellectual property, consult, and more.

How does it work?

We prepare your Benchmarking Study by carrying out the following steps:

  • Quantitative screening: We will perform an initial search to prepare a list of potentially comparable reports.
  • Qualitative screening: We will manually review the sample and select a final set of reports.
  • Financial analysis: We will calculate the range of rates or fees for third-party agreements, including interquartile and median arm’s length rates.

All our agreements are manually analyzed. The final set of reports consists only of those agreements that have the most comparable terms. We use these agreements to conduct a Comparable Uncontrolled Price (CUP) analysis to calculate a rate or fee range that complies with the arm’s length principle.

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What is included in the Benchmarking Studies?

Your RoyaltyRange Benchmarking Study will contain:

  • A write-up of the entire search process, including the search strategy applied, a description of the quantitative and qualitative screening taken, the final list of comparable agreements and a calculation of a market rate or fee range based on the comparable agreements.
  • An appendix with a list of the primary rate or fee reports that we selected during the quantitative screening stage, as well as rejection criteria for any agreements that were rejected.
  • An appendix with a list of the rate or fee reports that were selected during the qualitative screening stage.
  • PDF versions of the original sources for the final set of comparable agreements.

We will prepare your Benchmarking Study typically within five working days of your request. Your Benchmarking Study reports will include additional information on practices within your industry – such as the basis of rate calculations; prepayment terms; terms of exclusivity; distribution of performed functions, risks assumed and assets used by the parties in the transaction; rights to enhancements, revisions and updates; and extent and duration of legal protection.

Why RoyaltyRange?

There are many benefits to investing in RoyaltyRange’s Benchmarking Studies service, including:

  • Access to up-to-date data: Our proprietary databases are constantly updated with new transactions and consist of agreements that are typically concluded between unrelated parties. This ensures that the data in our databases reflects recent market practices.
  • Ease of use: Our professionals perform the search and create the study for you, so that you do not have to go through hundreds of agreements in order to find what is relevant to you.
  • Speed of service: We finalize the whole process within several working days or before your specified deadline.

Fees and ways to pay

The standard fee is €1,500$1,800 (plus VAT) per Benchmarking Study. This cost covers the preparation of the deliverables and post-search assistance.

If you have any questions about our Benchmarking Studies, or would like us to help you create an optimal search strategy for your organization, please contact us at RoyaltyRange today.

About us

RoyaltyRange supplies royalty rates, loan interest rates and service fees data to industry-leading multinational enterprises, global consulting companies, international law firms, government authorities and universities in more than 60 countries. We have locations in the US, UK and Belgium. RoyaltyRange is funded by the European Union’s Structural Funds, with a total share capital of USD 1,000,000.

Where can you use our data?

You can use our royalty data reports for tax, transfer pricing, valuation, legal, patent box and benchmarking purposes. We have already analyzed the agreements for you and you can finalize your intellectual property analysis in a matter of hours.

What our clients say about us:

I like the search results very much and have found perfect matches for my engagement. Kerwin Jin, Transaction Advisory, EY

Our cooperation is a valuable asset for us as the data received from your company helps us with our work and is value-adding. Lukas Drobnys, Tax, KPMG

Both our commercial and litigation IP lawyers were impressed with your service offering. Wayne Beynon, Commercial Disputes, Capital Law, UK

We highly appreciate your responsiveness and quality of results. Kerstin Heinecke, Financial Solutions, FAS AG, Germany

We consider RoyaltyRange one of our most valued collaborators, so we will surely continue to use their services in the future. Ivana Ilic, Tax, Deloitte

Your assistance and the data provided was very helpful for our project. Jack Violetta, BDO US

I found the system very reliable, well organized and easy to use. Andrea Tiburzi, Barzanò & Zanardo, Italy

The data was very helpful to me. Kate Morris, PYA, US