IPv4 Transactions & Consulting Services

Succeeding in the Market and Preserving IPv4 Assets

We use our unparalleled experience to provide clients with high-touch services.

The same key principles apply whether engaging Avenue4 to advise on a custom transaction or participating in our ACCELR/8 platform.

Conducting due diligence

IPv4 numbers seem fungible, but as more and more sellers and buyers enter the market, and more transfers occur, the risk of number misuse, fraud and abuse grows. We only accept numbers that we determine are “clean” after they undergo our thorough due diligence process.

Structuring and closing transactions

The principals of Avenue4 collectively bring nearly 40 years of experience structuring and negotiating complex transactions. We have a thorough understanding of the assets, and after negotiating some of the largest deals for the most demanding parties, we know how to fairly allocate the risks and responsibilities between parties -- whether the transaction involves a /20 or a /9. For our custom transactions, we always strive to find solutions that bridge the gap between buyer and seller with the goal of closing a good deal for both.

Facilitating registration transfers

There are five regional Internet registries around the world, each with its own policies, almost none of them are the same. We use our comprehensive knowledge of each RIR’s transfer policies to navigate the transfer process -- helping to ensure registration transfers happen smoothly and efficiently. That way, buyers and sellers can more quickly get back to running their businesses.

When engaged to assist with a complex custom transaction, we employ our experience, creativity, and strategic thinking to deliver market-leading outcomes for our clients.

Developing go-to-market strategies

Whether and when to enter the market, setting minimum prices, and defining maximum levels of risk are all decisions that are unique to each seller. Each seller also possesses specific business attributes that can be leveraged to attract certain buyers or otherwise enhance the value of the available opportunities. At Avenue4, we take the time and apply the effort to work with our clients to prepare market participation strategies that are best suited for them.

Matching buyers with sellers

We have nearly two decades of successful experience working with ISPs, telcos, and cloud computing, enterprise hosting, outsourcing and other IT providers. The strategic relationships we have built over the years, and our reputation as trusted advisors, delivers exceptional value to sellers (our clients) and their buyers. We excel at connecting sellers and buyers who want to make deals.

Identifying value enhancing opportunities

Avenue4 does not simply focus on one-and-done asset sale transactions. We work with our sellers and their prospective buyers to determine how to maximize the value of each opportunity. Sometimes the best value proposition is not obvious, and that’s where we can make the difference.

Our standalone consulting services help companies reduce risks and protect their IPv4 assets when engaging in M&A activities, clearing up registration conflicts or inaccuracies, or participating (or planning to participate) in the market.

Maintaining IPv4 registry records and preserving entitlements

With the increasing scarcity and value of IPv4 numbers, Internet number holders face many operational, financial and legal risks that can cause considerable harm to an organization if not understood and managed effectively. Avenue4 helps companies reduce these risks, and preserve and protect their IPv4 assets (whether or not participating in the market) by leveraging our significant experience with the RIRs and their policies.

Our standalone consulting services include assessing the RIR registration records and relevant corporate transaction documents to identify and then quantify the effects of any errors (e.g., failure to list a successor to an M&A transaction not listed in the records), developing and executing strategies to effectively engage with the RIRs, ISPs and other third parties to address potential gaps in the "chain of title," and negotiating (on our clients behalf) with the RIRs, ISPs and other stakeholders.

 

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