Mirifice Limited

Mirifice Ltd has secured £250,000 of funding from the YFM Group managed, South West Ventures Fund. Mirifice has developed MirimonTM, a unique monitoring solution for Digital TV networks, and the investment will be used to support the marketing and rollout of the product to major cable, satellite and IPTV broadcasters. MirimonTM gives Digital TV broadcasters an unprecedented view of the customer experience that they deliver, and enables them to monitor ... read more


ICON IT Giants Series – An evening with Andrew Gilbert, President, QUALCOMM Europe

This was the seventh in the ICON IT Giants series, Andrew Gilbert the President of QUALCOMM Europe was in the chair. Andrew painted an upbeat assessment of the mobile industry in Europe with four-fold forecast uplift in the 3G market and the emergence of wireless internet as a real threat to current wired connections. However, it wasn’t all upbeat optimism from Andrew on the eve of England’s latest must win ... read more


Qualcomm to sink €100m into European SMEs

Qualcomm is to sink €100m into small and medium-sized enterprises in Europe. The company has pledged the investment via its venture capital arm Qualcomm Ventures. So which technologies might be best placed to grab a share of Qualcomm's big pie? Qualcomm certainly knows something about technology. Thirty-five per cent of its income is from licensing intellectual property, and employees get a couple of grand for every patent they add to ... read more


The Sun is Rising Again

This event was the sixth in the ICON’s IT Giants series, a programme of events to meet leaders from the IT industry in the UK at Intellect offices in London. Trudy Norris-Grey, President & Managing Director of Sun Microsystems UK and Ireland was in the chair with questions from Cliff Saran of Computer Weekly. The focus of the evenings’ discussion was centred on steps that the IT industry is taking ... read more


Private Equity Awards 2007

ICON is delighted to announce that they have made the shortlist for the second year running as Corporate Finance Firm of the Year at the Private Equity Awards. The awards recognise the very best achievements of individuals and firms working within venture capital and private equity. Presented by the British Venture Capital Association (BVCA) and Real Deals, these annual awards are the ultimate accolade for the industry's dealmakers and advisers. ... read more


AuPix Ltd

Video Phone company secures second round venture capital funding The YFM Group has confirmed a further investment of £400,000 in AuPix Ltd, a Bristol-based company that develops state-of-the-art video communications solutions. The investment was provided by two YFM Group managed funds; the South West Ventures Fund and Finance South West Growth Fund. Management, existing investors and a private investor also invested a further £125,000. The YFM Group first invested in ... read more


Concurrent Thinking Ltd – ICON secures funding for leading Supercomputing Company

Oxford Capital Partners has announced its investment in Concurrent Thinking Limited, a University of Warwick spin-out company based in the Warwick Technology Park in Leamington Spa. Concurrent Thinking operates in the High Performance Computing (HPC), or "Supercomputing", market, where it is a leader in the provision of cluster integration and monitoring software and services. Oxford Capital Partners led this round of funding which has raised £1.7 million and which also ... read more


ICON wins Corporate Finance Firm of the Year 2006 and 3 more top awards at dealmakers gala

ICON Corporate Finance chalked up a record four wins - doubling its haul of last year, with founder and chief executive Alan Bristow claiming first place in the Dealmaker of the Year category. ICON’s Eddie Harding went home with the award for the best corporate finance adviser for the second successive year whilst colleague James Thomas also received trophy number two as Young Dealmaker. ICON ended rival firm Deloitte’s run ... read more