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About us

RoyaltyRange is a database provider with three professional databases, covering royalty rates, loan interest rates and service fees.

Our third-party comparables data is used for a number of purposes, including transfer pricing financial transaction benchmarking, royalty rates and service fees benchmarking, valuation of intangibles and purchase price allocations.

Multinational enterprises, global consulting companies, international law firms and government authorities in more than 60 countries use our databases to access data quickly and easily.

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.

The RoyaltyRange database has been featured in publications by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), World Bank Group (WBG), International Monetary Fund (IMF) and United Nations (UN).

What are the benefits?

  • Our data is fully compliant with the OECD base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) requirements and US regulations.
  • Each agreement is manually analyzed for up to 50 comparability factors.
  • The databases include detailed functional, risk, cost and asset analyses.
  • You’ll receive detailed, manually prepared summaries of the agreement terms and comparability factors.
  • Our data is fully analyzed, clean, structured and manually prepared for each agreement.
  • We do not include duplicates, redacted agreements, undisclosed remuneration terms or remuneration types other than percentages.
  • Parties to the agreements are checked for independence.
  • All information is provided in Excel or Word, together with links to original sources and PDF documents.
  • The data is continually improving through constant usage, double-checking and new information.
  • An easy-to-perform analysis can be completed in a matter of hours by accepting or rejecting agreements that have already been analyzed, and double-checking them for quality.

What is included in the royalty rates database?

The database consists of royalty rate reports that contain manually gathered and analyzed data, so each report is a result of deep and thorough analysis. The reports contain more than 50 detailed and standardized comparability factors of royalty rates and licensing terms. Each report is supplemented with original non-redacted agreements, as well as filings and other types of documents, from which the data is gathered. Each report contains: a detailed analysis of the identification of intangibles and their legal owner; characterization of the transaction involving the intangibles, and the royalty rate percentage; and a detailed functional, risk, cost and asset analysis.

All the information contained within the RoyaltyRange database is fully compliant with the latest OECD BEPS guidance on the transfer pricing aspects of intangibles (Action 8), which was published on October 5th 2015. This compliance has been achieved through the close monitoring of relevant changes to discussion drafts of the Action 8 report over several years. As a result, every royalty rate report contained in our database has been manually analyzed by our team of specialists, according to the comparability criteria of intangibles that is contained in Section D.2.1, ‘Comparability of intangibles or rights in intangibles’, of the final Action 8 report. For more information, please see RoyaltyRange’s BEPS Alert. These provisions replaced the language in 2010 Transfer Pricing Guidelines and were included in 2017 version of the Transfer Pricing Guidelines.

The development and preparation of the RoyaltyRange database is a two-step process: i) an automatic search using our proprietary tools; and ii) the manual analysis and structuring of gathered data.

What is not included?

RoyaltyRange’s specialists analyze the data and only add to the database agreements that comply with our strict criteria for quality standards, which are based on the newest OECD BEPS regulations. The following types of agreements are not included in the database:

  • Agreements between related parties (in some situations, these may be included)
  • Agreements with undisclosed remuneration mechanisms
  • Royalty-free agreements
  • Agreements where royalties are expressed in a form other than a percentage
  • Agreements with individuals, universities and other non-commercial entities (in some situations, these may be included)

How many records are there?

When we are developing the RoyaltyRange databases, we analyze and search a large number of sources, including security and exchange commissions, and international stock exchanges and court databases. While preparing our database, we have analyzed more than 150,000 documents; the only agreements that are included in the database are ones that comply with the aforementioned strict quality standards.

How does RoyaltyRange work?

There are three ways to get data from RoyaltyRange’s databases:

  1. Choose a database subscription to get unlimited access to our databases.
  2. Request our One Search service to access our databases on a one-off basis. You will receive your initial search results at no cost before choosing whether to purchase the data.
  3. Order a Benchmarking Study that analyzes a transaction based on the search criteria you provide.

How will working with RoyaltyRange save you time?

One of the main advantages of RoyaltyRange is that the data does not require additional work from your side. During the database compilation process, we reject any agreements that cannot be used in a real analysis so that you do not need to do this work each time. The databases consist of manually prepared royalty rate reports that already contain significant comparability analyses, including a functional analysis performed in accordance with the OECD BEPS requirements. You can perform your analysis in a matter of hours by accepting or rejecting agreements that have already been analyzed, and double-checking them for quality.