ICON secures funding for ContactEngine from Amadeus and Beringea

ICON Corporate Finance has advised ContactEngine and its shareholders on a £2m investment by Amadeus Capital Partners and Beringea. ContactEngine, a London-based technology leader in the automation of customer conversations, has raised the investment to fund its expansion into Europe and the Americas. ContactEngine helps companies with large customer service operations achieve unparalleled response rates to customer communications, enabling them to deliver significant cost savings, drive business performance and improve ... read more


ICON advises Applicable Ltd on its sale to Arkadin, an NTT Communications company

ICON Corporate Finance, specialists in M&A for tech companies, has advised Applicable Limited on its sale to Arkadin International SAS, an NTT Communications company and one of the largest and fastest growing providers of Unified Communications (UC) and Collaboration services. Applicable is a leading provider of cloud UC and enterprise voice services to enterprise organisations in a network of carrier grade data centers in the US, Europe and Asia. The ... read more


ICON secures sale for Marimatech to Swedish Giant Trelleborg

Trelleborg (STO:TRELB) has, through its business area Trelleborg Offshore & Construction, signed an agreement to acquire Marimatech A/S, a market-leading company in marine positioning and piloting systems, primarily specializing in the development of software used for docking or mooring ships offshore or in ports. The acquisition will broaden and supplement Trelleborg’s product portfolio within berthing, docking and mooring solutions for ports and vessels. The acquired company has its head office ... read more


ICON acts for FinTech50 company Parmenion on its exit to Aberdeen Asset Management

Aberdeen Asset Management PLC (“Aberdeen” or “the Group”) is pleased to announce it has entered into an agreement to acquire Parmenion Capital Partners LLP and its sister company, Self Directed Holdings Limited (together “Parmenion”), based in Bristol. The acquisition is part of Aberdeen’s strategy to capitalise on advancements in financial technology systems and to become a leader in using technology to provide investors with portfolios appropriate to their needs, whilst ... read more


ICON scoops 2015 Global M&A Award

Celebrating the achievements of dealmakers, management teams, financiers and professional advisers The M&A Awards remains one of the most important and highly respected events in the mid-market corporate finance calendar.  It recognises and celebrates the achievements of dealmakers, management teams, financiers and professional advisers who, over the 12 months, demonstrated their deal making excellence with the most prized deals. This year’s Awards asked its global readers to congratulate the key M&A ... read more


Ooyala acquires Media logistics software company Nativ

Ooyala acquires Media logistics software company Nativ, the acquisition expands Ooyala’s technology stack into video production, pre-production and broadcast planning for hybrid OTT and on-air video services Ooyala, a leading video, analytics and advertising technology provider and independent subsidiary of telecommunications company Telstra, acquired Nativ, a provider of cloud-based media logistics and workflow software and services. Nativ’s modular suite of media production, post-production, delivery and syndication workflow software, called MioEverywhere, ... read more


Life SREDA VC Issues Top 10 Fintech Trends and Predictions for 2015 in Annual Report

Headquarted in Moscow, Life.SREDA is a venture capital firm focused on mobile and online fintech startups with notable investments in Fidor Bank and Simple and has issued its 2014 sector report. Fintech venture capital firm, Life.SREDA, has issued its 2014 Fintech Annual Report. The data covers numerous sectors of the financial technology industry and includes their Top 10 Trends from 2014 and predictions for 2015. Headquarted in Moscow, Life.SREDA focuses on ... read more


ICON scoops second M&A award of 2014

Tech specialist corporate finance house, ICON, has won its second major national award in the space of just two months. The firm has been named Corporate Finance Firm of the Year 2014. The M&A Today Awards strive to be the World’s most coveted and complete awards programs, taking votes from over 163 countries globally. The awards are recognised as the only awards dedicated to excellence on a truly global basis ... read more