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


Independent Spirit, Six Independent Firms talk about their Distinct Approaches that Set them Apart

The total value of M&A involving UK companies hit $375bn last year, according to Reuters. The dense population of corporate finance advisers in the UK - ranging from investment banks and the large professional services firms to mid-sized and small independent boutiques - means that the landscape is very competitive indeed. Alan Bristow, CEO & Founder of ICON Corporate Finance says "We've sold to buyers in Australia, Singapore, Japan and the US... ... read more


ICON Finalist for Best UK Corporate Finance House

  ICON recognised as finalist for the prestigious Real Deals Private Equity Awards 2018. The Private Equity Awards remains one of the most important and highly respected awards that recognises and celebrates the achievements of dealmakers, who over the last 12 months, demonstrated their deal making excellence with the most prized deals. Known for delivering a high degree of industry expertise alongside deep sector and transactional expertise, Alan Bristow, CEO ... read more


FinTech50 2017 companies raise over $1bn since 1 June 2017

European FinTechs listed on The FinTech50 in 2017 have raised a total of $1.29bn since 1 June 2017. The grand total includes significant funding rounds for fast-growing banking alternatives Revolut ($71.3m), Monzo ($71m) and Hot Ten listed 10X Banking ($46,). Swedish e-commerce giant Klarna secured $225m private equity from Permira, in exchange for a 10% stake, as well as undisclosed rounds from Brightfolk and Visa. Median deal value is $28m (across seed, early and later stage). ... read more


Aviva to make strategic investment in Wealthify

ICON Corporate Finance, specialists in M&A and funding for Tech companies, has advised Wealthify on its strategic investment from Aviva. Aviva has announced an agreement to acquire a majority shareholding in Wealthify Group Limited, the holding company of Wealthify. Wealthify is a low cost, 'robo' investment service which is making investment affordable and accessible to the UK mass market. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval. The investment is part of Aviva’s strategy to ... 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 advises PleaseTech on its sale to management software provider Ideagen Plc.

ICON Corporate Finance, specialists in M&A for tech companies, has advised PleaseTech on its sale to management software provider Ideagen Plc. UK-based PleaseTech specialises in the development of software solutions for collaborative authoring and review of corporate documentation. PleaseTech has over 180 customers worldwide using its PleaseReview software product including 70% of leading pharmaceutical and biotech organisations and four of the largest defence organisations globally. PleaseTech also has a significant customer base ... read more