ICON wins investment for broadband network company

London, UK, - Equinox Converged Solutions Ltd announced today that Apax Partners Funds have become a major investor in the company following the completion of an £11 million investment.   The move provides a platform for Equinox to build on its current position to become the premier London Public Services broadband supplier. In partnership with the London Grid for Learning, a consortium of all 33 London Boroughs, Equinox has designed ... read more

Projectlink Motivation – Marketing Services, sold to The Grass Roots Group Plc

ICON Corporate Finance advised the shareholders of Projectlink Motivation on the recent sale of the company to The Grass Roots Group Plc. Following the acquisition, the combined group will have turnover of £115m and become the largest motivation and Incentive company in UK. Projectlink, founded in 1984 and based in Teddington, London, has grown rapidly in the last few years to become a major full-service motivation house. Its brands include ... read more

ICON backs University business plan competition

Ideas ranging from a new way to bond titanium to the creation of a student radio station are battling it out to win a university business plan contest. Eight fledgling firms started by students and staff at the University of the West of England (UWE) are vying for a prize worth £20,000 in its annual business plan contest. Yesterday the eight met their sponsors. Each one Business West, accountants Baker ... read more

Reward for Innovation

Eight bright ideas from students and academics at the University of the West of England have made it to the finals of its annual business plan competition. The winner, to be announced on May 5, wins a prize worth £20,000. Yesterday the eight finalists met competition sponsors - Business West, accountants Baker Tally, Icon Corporate Finance, law firm Osborne Clarke, the Royal Bank of Scotland and UWE. Osborne Clarke partner ... read more