ICON secure £14.8m for Optical Micro Devices in its first funding round. Optical Micro Devices is an optical component foundry providing opto-electronic components for use in equipment powering the internet and mobile communications. Optoelectronic components is the fastest growing part of the micro-electronics sector and world demand is soaring. OMD will be the first company in the UK to produce them on an eight inch wafer. Major customers OMD hope ... read more

Black Cactus

ICON negotiated the MBO and first round funding of £1m for games software company from Eidos. Black Cactus is an interactive entertainment group of "super developers" that design and develop software that revolutionises the way computer games are developed. The company’s tool sets, cut the costs and development time that is needed to bring new games to market by using object orientated "soft architecture" made up of a set of ... read more

IpTEST MBO Funding

ICON secure £2m funding for global developer and manufacturer of semi - conductor testing equipment. IpTest manufacture testing equipment for high volume production lines of discrete semiconductors. The company will use the funds to finance the MBO of their trade and assets from the LTX corporation, its US parent. Major clients include some of the worlds largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors including ST Microelectronics. Testimonial "ICON acted for us on ... read more

CDC Solutions

ICON secures £2m second round funding for leading software company. CDC Solutions Ltd. Established 3 years ago as Computerised Document Control,  the company designs develops and sells advanced document publishing software products which enable the assembly, dissemination and distribution of critical business documents. The software solutions deliver enormous cost-effective time saving opportunities. Major customers are in the pharmaceuticals, finance and utilities markets. Testimonial "CDC selected ICON based on their outstanding ... read more


ICON secures £1m first round funding for Go-Help, the high quality shopping portal. On line shoppers can earn money for schools, churches or youth clubs of their choice by buying CDs, books and other goods through the portal. The shopper does not pay any extra for goods, however, the retailer passes on a percentage of each transaction to the nominated school or charity. read more

MCA Holdings sold to e-Xentric Plc

ICON represented MCA Holdings, a leading provider of marketing solutions in its £11.3m (at announcement) sale to e-Xentric Plc. MCA provide both on-line and traditional off-line marketing solutions to an impressive range of fast growing e-commerce and blue chip clients. Its core services are a mix of in-depth technical and creative and include: branding strategy, design, marketing services, web site design, web application development, web hosting and helpdesk management. Major ... read more

Helpdesk Support Services sold to Quantica

ICON represented Helpdesk Support Services, a leading IT recruitment agency, in its sale to Quantica Plc. Helpdesk Support Services ('HDSS') is a leading provider of contract and permanent professional IT staff to blue chip clients throughout the UK. They have offices in the M4 corridor and in Manchester. Major clients include: Ericsson, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Octel, Unilever and Digital. Others include BAA, BAT, Cable and Wireless, Friends Provident, Glaxo, ICL, IBJ, Morgan ... read more

CenturyCom sold to Diagonal

ICON represented CenturyCom, a leading provider of network and e-business security solutions, in its sale to Diagonal Plc. CenturyCom is a very fast growing IT network security solutions provider that is consultancy led. Despite being just over two years old they have established a leading position in a market that is growing at more than 50% a year. Their team of security consultants supply, install and manage a full range ... read more