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Julie Ashcroft (Mar 2017)
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Business Description
IBA have been engaged to take to market the trademarks, stock, good will, and other items of the largest Elvis Presley memorabilia business outside North America

Established in 1998 and currently not trading, our client grew quickly to become one of the world’s leading originators and suppliers of high-quality, low-cost Elvis Presley memorabilia. So profound was its success that Elvis Presley Estates unsuccessfully sued it in 1997/1999 for ownership of the trademarks.

The business is no longer operational. For sale is its substantial asset bases, its 38 trademarks, its website, its customer database, and more.

It is rare a set of products and trademarks like this comes to market. Imagine a similar offering with the Beatles, Queen, the Rolling Stones, or Madonna? Elvis’s popularity seems undimmed over the decades (we demonstrate this in numbers later on) and the right person or people running the business have everything to gain.

ASSETS WHEN SOLD AT VAT-EXCLUSIVE RRP YIELD £446,675 PROFIT

With a wholesale value of £393,775 and a retail value of £840,450 before VAT, the sale include thousands of badges, magnets, homeware, jewellery, clothing, posters, stationery, books, magazine, first day covers, and phone cards, all Elvis-related.

There are also £25,000 worth of Elvis photographs with copyright asserted and £7,500 worth of Beatles memorabilia (including street signs and calendars of mixed sizes).

CONTINUED INTERGENERATIONAL INTEREST IN ELVIS PRESLEY

2.8bn Elvis videos have been played on YouTube in recent years – Elvis outranks many popular contemporary artists including Kanye West, Fall Out Boy, Lana Del Ray, and Whitney Houston. Elvis music has also generated in excess of 1bn plays on Spotify.

DEPRECATED WEBSITE HAS 3,000 BACKLINKS AND 113 RECOGNISED KEYWORDS AND PHRASES

The website is only minimally maintained and is programmed in a display language which predates the evolution of mobile phones as the primary method of accessing the internet.

Its traffic is 96% down on peak. However, translation to HMTL5 with search engine optimisation used in the rebuilding process will ensure a rapid return to the first page of search engine listings on some or all of its 113 recognised keywords and phrases. The site boasts an impressive 3,000 backlinks.

UK AND INTERNATIONAL SALES

The company and its trademarks enjoy international recognition. The company has sold to 50 overseas territories during its trading history, including to 20 international Elvis fan clubs direct.

OPENING OF INTERNET CHANNELS

At any given time, there are 70,000 listings of Elvis-related products on eBay. 288 sales are achieved worldwide each hour. A new owner should expect to sell a large proportion of their new collection on eBay and other platforms (for example Amazon) within one to two years of taking over the business.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR NEW OWNER

Social media development – Over 11 million people follow the official Elvis Presley account on Facebook with many millions more following country-specific or unofficial accounts. A new owner will be able to leverage the popularity of social media to promote the business quickly.

Trademark development – Included within the offering are 38 different Elvis-related trademarks which can be used all around the world (except for the United States). A new owner may use these trademarks to introduce new lines of memorabilia particularly targeted toward millennials, a group underserved by the company’s current product offering.

Licensing – As the new owner would possess the trademarks after the sale is completed, he or she could license the trademarks to national and international operators. By taking an agreed percentage of sales achieved by the licensees (plus any initial licensing fee), substantial additional revenues could be achieved.
Is this business relocatable: Yes

Listed by: international business sales ltd

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