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


ICON expands its award winning team with top Cisco deal maker

ICON Corporate Finance expands its award winning team with top international deal maker, Baruk Pilo. Baruk joins the team as SVP of M&A at an exciting time of growth for ICON, as an increasing number of European technology businesses seek global acquirers. Baruk was previously Head of Corporate M&A and Investments at Cisco Systems in Europe, where he led more than 20 transactions totalling over $300m. Prior to Cisco, Baruk ... read more


FinTech Event Review – Welcome to the FinTech Revolution February 2013

On Tuesday evening corporate financial advisers ICON, Silicon Valley Bank, The CEO Agenda, Fox Williams and Hotwire - co-hosted ‘Welcome to the FinTech Revolution, an event ‘where superbrands, start-ups, funders, advisers and tech CEOs get offline and talk'. At Bloomberg's futuristic London HQ, senior execs from Google, Barclaycard, O2 Money and Monitise voiced their opinions on how technology is redefining financial services. The event presented a fascinating snapshot of how ... read more