Money2020: The Rise of Corporate VCs

ICON's Head of FinTech Eddie Harding is delighted to host a panel session at Money2020 with some of the biggest names in Corporate Venture Capital: Japanese eCommerce giant - Rakuten, the corporate venture capital arm of BBVA - Propel Venture Partners, IBM and German telco giant Deutsche Telekom all join the line up. Money2020 is the worlds largest FinTech event, 26th - 28th June 2017. Speakers include over 400 global ... read more


To Beat Them, Join them

M&A is reshaping the FinTech Landscape as the sector matures and key players - established and emergent- realise their limitations. Entrepreneurs have to make a big call as to whether they just purely go to institutional investors or go to corporates. This article by Grant Murgatroyd originally appeared in Corporate Financier, May 2017 Read the full article here >> read more


ICON’s Eddie Harding shortlisted for prestigious Finance Monthly M&A Award

We are delighted to announce that Eddie Harding, Partner at ICON Corporate Finance has been shortlisted for Deal Maker of the Year 2017. Alan Bristow, Founder and CEO of ICON, commented: “We are delighted to be shortlisted and included in categories which recognise our firm, deal transactions and individual staff achievements. The last year was a very exciting year for us and this momentum continues into 2017. ICON has recently ... read more


Aberdeen set to pay £55.4m for Parmenion as platform ‘exceeds expectations’

Aberdeen Asset Management expects the total price of buying Parmenion to rise to £55.4 million after the platform 'exceeded expectations'. In a half-year report published today, Aberdeen said it has increased the expected add-on costs by £5.4 million since last September. This means total add-on payments for the platform will hit £15.7 million. Aberdeen paid an initial cash fee of £39.7 million to buy Parmenion in 2016, meaning in total ... read more


Doctor Care Anywhere partners with Aetna International

Doctor Care Anywhere partners with Aetna International to make its virtual doctor service available 24 hours a day to international patients. Doctor Care Anywhere, the doctor-founded digital healthcare company, has partnered with Aetna International, one of the world’s largest health benefits businesses. Together, they are working towards making a virtual doctor service available to Aetna’s extensive book of leading corporate clients. Following the success of an on-going pilot programme, which ... read more


The Future of Banking – Monetising the Opportunity of Digital

In a survey release by Mysis and Finextra, Banks clearly ranked FinTech collaboration through open banking, APIs, cloud and apps as the technology that will have the biggest impact on the value added services they provide their corporate customers during the next five years. Followed by the impact of AI and Blockchain. Read more >> read more


Corporate venture capital: the big new attraction for fintech start-ups?

There has never even been a richer, more varied environment for FinTech entrepreneurs to access funding and with latest research showing Corporate VC accounted for a quarter of all deals across the sector globally last year, conventional institutional venture capitalists are clearly up against a new kid on their block. According to the research by CB Insights, increasingly active corporate VC units – mainly from the financial, telecoms and tech ... read more


CEOs and Founders of 10 FinTech50 companies all tackle a universal challenge: how to scale and grow a FinTech.

For this first FinTech leaders dinner, we invited the CEOs and Founders of ten FinTech-50 listed FinTechs to discuss a universal challenge: how to scale and grow their business. Guests included leaders from InvoiceSharing, Ixaris, Kantox, Onfido, Property Partner, Raisin, Revolut and Sybenetix. Alongside communications, legal and corporate finance experts from Bell Pottinger, Kemp Little, ICON Corporate Finance, and venture capital firm Hoxton Ventures, the discussion focused around issues of ... read more