Speciality Materials – M&A Review and Valuation

M&A activity in the speciality materials industry has surged over the last several years. Increasing M&A activity by trade acquirers and financial sponsors has created a very favourable environment for sellers across the speciality materials sector. Additionally, carbon composite M&A continues to grow with 5 strong quarters in 2017 and 2018, due to some highly significant industry deals, robust growth rates, substantial value propositions and sustainable margins remained attractive incentives ... read more


Tech be nimble, Tech be quick, Tech don’t forget the legal bit.

Monica Shupikai Simmons, Investment Director at ICON speaks with Boyes Turner LLP about some of the FAQs tech firms have about raising capital. Read ICON's response here>> Read full publication here>>   read more


Ideagen Acquires Morgan Kai Group Ltd

Ideagen plc, the UK-based, global software firm, today announced the acquisition of Morgan Kai Group Ltd, a leading Audit Management software provider to both public and private sector organisations. With operations in Leeds, Yorkshire, and Chicago, Illinois, Morgan Kai Group Ltd currently generates £5.3m in revenue with £3.2m recurring. The organisation adds more than 370 clients including the UK National Audit, the Federal Reserve, Investec, the New York Stock Exchange, ... read more


ICON’s Alan Bristow named Most Influential CEO 2018

We are delighted to announce that Alan Bristow, Founder & CEO at ICON Corporate Finance has been given the title of Most Influential CEO of the Year 2018 - M&A and Technology. The Corporate Excellence awards are hand picked by Corporate Vision magazine based purely on comprehensive analysis of both qualitative and quantitative research undertaken by the wider group so that only the best receive one of our prestigious accolades from across the UK’s vibrant and ... read more


Intercepting Technology and Support. An interview with Bert Boerman, CEO, Governance.com

Bert Boerman, CEO, Governance.com talks innovation, motivation and dedication with Beyond Exclamation magazine. Governance.com is an instantly deployable platform with the expertise and technology needed to organize and structure any data, documents and controls. Read the full article here>> read more


How to make a move from banking to FinTech work

Of the bankers who have left the traditional financial services industry to join an established financial technology firm or a FinTech startup, many have trouble making the adjustment, feel like it’s not the best fit for them or simply fail to achieve the success – and enable the lifestyle – that they’d envisioned. On the other hand, plenty of bankers have made a successful move from banking to FinTech, and ... read more


CB Insights Global FinTech Report 2018

VC-backed fintech companies raised $5.4B across 323 deals globally in Q1’2018: Global fintech deal activity hit a new quarterly record. The US saw the largest boost in deals, while Europe saw fintech deal activity dip to a 5-quarter low. Q1’18 fintech funding in South America already surpassed 2017’s annual total: In the first 3 months of 2018, The 10 largest fintech deals to VC backed companies in Q1’2018 were all ... read more


How JPMorgan’s CIO decides which startups to partner with, which to invest in, and which to outright buy (JPM)

  JPMorgan Chase is a giant on Wall Street, but it's also very engaged with the smaller players in the fintech world. The bank paid over $220 million to buy WePay in October, and led a $100 million investment in Bill.com weeks before that. CIO Lori Beer explained how and why JPMorgan decides to get involved with a tech startup — which can take the form of a residency, partnership, ... read more