Lanner MBO Funding

ICON has successfully advised on the £3m management buyout of Lanner Group. The buyout was backed by NVM Private Equity. Lanner is a leading provider of Process Simulation Software which enables business managers to model, analyse and optimise new business processes, however complex. Customers such as Nissan and Sanofi-aventis have achieved significant efficiencies and savings using these solutions. Lanner was established in 1996 following the MBO of the simulation software ... read more


XTAQ sold to EG Solutions PLC

ICON has successfully advised on the sale of a UK Business Intelligence Software company XTAQ to quoted UK Plc eg Solutions Plc. Founded in 1993 XTAQ is a privately owned business based in Bristol. The company has developed its Nuqleus business performance measurement software which it distributes with support services to deliver improved operational performance and effectiveness. XTAQ’s current customers include Aegon, Barclaycard, Citibank, GE Capital, Principality Building Society and ... read more


Nanogan sold to IQE

ICON has advised NanoGaN, a semiconductor technology spin-out from the University of Bath, on its sale to IQE Plc, the leading global supplier of advanced wafer products and services to the semiconductor industry. NanoGaN has established a range of unique processes and key intellectual property relating to the production of Gallium Nitride (GaN) materials and devices. This includes its proprietary Nanocolumn Technology for producing high quality, free-standing Gallium Nitride substrates, ... read more


RF Engines sold to Rheinmetall AG

ICON has advised the management and shareholders of RF Engines Limited (RFEL) on its sale to Rheinmetall AG. RFEL is an electronics design company specialising in digital signal processing, and develops high specification signal processing cores, system on chip designs, and FPGA-based board solutions for applications in the defence, communications and instrumentation markets. These applications included base stations, wireless and wireline broadband comms systems, satellite communications systems, as well as defence ... read more


P2i £4.1m Series C

ICON Corporate Finance raises £4.1 million for P2i Ltd, the world leader in liquid-repellent nano-coating technology. The funding was raised from new and existing shareholders, to support the international growth of the company. P2i was established in 2004 to commercialize liquid-repellent treatments developed by the Ministry of Defence. Its revolutionary technology helps customers protect and improve a wide range of products including performance textiles (such as hiking and military boots; ... read more


Axis Three

ICON Corporate Finance advises Axis Three on its £2m funding round. The investment was led by Crescent Capital with Clarendon Fund Managers and Siemens among the investors who followed their money. Axis Three creates the standard for predictive surgical simulation. By integrating patented image capture technology developed by Siemens, with its own innovative software, Axis Three delivers a paradigm shift in medical imaging: Precise surface anatomy capture, breakthrough simulation technology, ... read more


First Ondemand

ICON Corporate Finance advises First Ondemand on its funding round. The company develops security, authentication and verification software and its core product, Authentisec is a security authentication platform and management system that carries the ‘DNA’ of the person, product or transaction it is securing. It effectively then encrypts this DNA / identity to defense level standards and securely authenticates it in real time over IP networks. Authentisec helps companies reduce ... read more


Aria Networks £2m Fundraising

ICON has successfully advised the shareholders of Aria Networks on the completion of a £2 million fundraising secured from Seraphim Capital’s venture capital fund based in the UK. Aria Networks, is a leading provider of planning and optimisation solutions for Next-Generation Networks. Their technology is highly disruptive and has the capability to fundamentally change the economics of a telecom operator’s business. Using Aria’s intelligent network planning software, telcos are able ... read more