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

Growing Pains, Jason Sinclair takes a look at the trends and challenges for the UK’s growing businesses

In the current UK economy, there are considerable challenges for SMEs. One major issue is the skills shortage, and this is something many growth company experts try to wrap their heads around. Increased competition to lend to SMEs is another, and it's due to growth in alternative and asset-based finance. The entrepreneurial and investing culture is growing, and it's here to stay. Albion Ventures' fourth annual growth report gives a ... read more

2017 & Vive la Tech Révolution

2017 and the pace of the technology revolution that is happening all around us is accelerating FAST and...we ain’t seen nothing yet! Digital transformation is changing every industry and the opportunities for today’s entrepreneurs are immense - from financial systems to automotive systems everything is changing. Driverless cars are now a reality, crypto currencies are real, IoT and automation in industry unlocking efficiencies on a scale not believed possible, renewable energy ... read more

ICON advises benefits pioneer LogBuy on its sale to Reward Gateway.

ICON Corporate Finance, specialists in M&A for tech companies has advised benefits pioneer LogBuy on its sale to Reward Gateway. LogBuy, founded in Denmark, provides benefits programmes to more than 200 organisations in the UK, including Philips Electronics, Carlsberg, GlaxoSmithKline, Grass Roots and Laing O’Rouke. It’s Employee Engagement platform, offers Reward & Recognition, Salary Sacrifice services,  deals and discounts on over 10,000 brands, for over 650,000 employees of large organizations in the UK ... read more

ICON secures £3m Series A funding for Digital Preservation SaaS software specialist Preservica to fuel expansion 

UK tech company is transforming the way organisations future-proof digital information ICON Corporate Finance has secured £3 million funding from Mobeus Equity Partners for Oxfordshire based Preservica to accelerate the uptake of its digital preservation software which is already in use at over 100 corporate and public sector organisations, including BT, HSBC, Transport for London (TfL), the Associated Press (AP), Yale University, New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and ... read more

ICON secures £4.1m Series A funding for Matillion from YFM Equity Partners

ICON Corporate Finance has advised Matillion Limited, a leading provider of cloud-based data integration technologies, on a £4.1m Series A investment round with YFM Equity Partners. Matillion delivers technology that helps companies exploit their big data using the Cloud. The Company has developed an innovative and fast-growing ETL (Extract, Transform & Load) software product for Amazon Redshift, the data warehousing service on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform. Matillion is one ... read more

Synergix Health appoints leading corporate finance advisors.

Synergix Health appoints leading corporate finance advisors for its fast growth digital healthcare subsidiary Doctor Care Anywhere to review strategic options to further accelerate its growth.  Doctor Care Anywhere is already a prime mover in the digital healthcare sector and recognised for its best in class virtual doctor and healthcare management services available worldwide. Research by YouGov for Doctor Care Anywhere has highlighted the critical role technology can play in breaking ... read more