Abacus e-Media secures funding from BGF

Abacus e-Media is one of the UK’s leading providers of content management systems (CMS) and audience development platforms for the media, publishing and public sectors. The global web content management market is approximately $1bn in size and is projected to grow at c.14% from 2009 to 2014, twice as fast as the overall enterprise software market according to research specialists Gartner. Customers include some of the most influential companies in ... read more

Stantum raises 10m Euros

Stantum Technologies a pioneer developer of multi-touch sensing technologies, announced it has secured €10million in Series B funding. CDC Innovation and Auriga Partners co-led the round with Xange Private Equity. The new funding will be used to develop a worldwide sales and marketing organisation in the U.S., Europe and Asia; increase R&D capacity for next-generation sensing technologies and new products; and establish and increase mass manufacturing capabilities through partners. read more

Aria secures $4m fundraising

Aria Networks, a leading independent provider of capacity management software for telecoms and cloud services providers, has received $4m of investment funding in a round led by Seraphim Capital supported by the Capital For Enterprise Fund. Aria Networks will use the investment to further accelerate the growth of its customer base and to capitalize on the strategic industry partnerships it has secured in the past year, which are rapidly opening access ... read more

Tynemarch sold to Singapore based CSE Global

ICON advises Tynemarch Holdings and its subsidiary Tynemarch Systems, a technology led consultancy to the water and environmental management industries on its sale to Singapore based, CSE Global. CSE Global Ltd, through its wholly owned UK subsidiary CSE (UK), is continuing its expansion through the acquisition of Tynemarch Holdings Ltd and its subsidiary Tynemarch Systems Engineering Ltd, a technology-led consultancy to the water and environmental management industries. Tynemarch, employing over ... read more

Hydra Management sold to Etask Technologies

ICON has advised Hydra Management on its sale to Latin American based eTask Technologies. Hydra provides portfolio project management software for the financial services, technology and public sector industries. The company has more than 50,000 users and over 100 blue chip customers including Willis, Virgin Money, Experian and Leeds County Council. The Hydra product provides the tools required to plan, manage and monitor all the resources across complex programmes and ... read more

Healthcounter.com fundraising

ICON advises theHealthcounter.com on its latest investment from existing investors Day Lewis and the Clark Group. The Healthcounter is rapidly becoming the provider of choice for online health, wellbeing and complementary products in the UK and is now starting to expand into Europe. The business is aggressively targeting the health & beauty and prescription market which together are worth £18.5 billion in the UK and £833 billion worldwide. For the ... read more

Tocardo Int BV secures strategic investment from Repsol

Tocardo International, the leading producer of tidal and free-flow water turbines, and Repsol, the international integrated energy company, announce a partnership between the two companies. Through Repsol New Energy Ventures an investment into Tocardo has been secured and the partnership will provide a platform for both companies to develop offshore tidal energy, combining Tocardo’s knowledge of tidal and river free flow water turbines with Repsol’s access to energy markets around ... read more

Crave Maternity secures funds from Echelon Partners

Crave, the UK’s leading maternity clothes designer and retailer, is delighted to announce that Echelon Partners, the investment vehicle of John Lovering and his family, has agreed to provide additional capital and expertise to the fast-growing pregnancy business. Echelon is an active, long-term strategic investor in growing businesses that operate in the consumer sector. Alongside the investment, Crave will also benefit from Mr Lovering's extensive network of connections in the ... read more