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


The CEO Agenda 2013 – Welcome to the FinTech Revolution

The CEO Agenda, an annual event for the technology sector will take place on Tuesday 29 January at Bloomberg's City HQ. This year's event, which has generated its largest response ever, will bring together an expert panel to share their insights into a fast-moving tech sector that is re-shaping the future of financial services: FinTech. ICON Corporate Finance, Fox Williams and Hotwire have invited superbrandsGoogle, Barclaycard, 02 Money and Monitise to discuss how technology is redefining financial services. The ... read more


Level39 Europe’s largest accelerator space for FinTech companies

Former Tech City chief to launch "Europe's largest FinTech accelerator" New facility aims to bring together tech start-ups with financial heavyweights By Sophie Curtis | TECHWORLD | Eric Van Der Kleij, technology entrepreneur and outgoing chief executive of the Tech City Investment Organisation (TCIO), is helping to launch a new financial technologies accelerator space in Canary Wharf. The accelerator, known as Level39, is the result of the Canary Wharf Group's efforts to "diversify its ... read more


ICON’s M&A Tech Review – Mid Year 2012

So far this year, equity markets are up a bit in the UK and US. However, technology markets remain very strong with Techmark up 10% and the NASDAQ up by 13%, as investors hunt for growth. Global Technology M&A Corporate balance sheets in the technology sector remain particularly strong, with the Top 10 having over $350bn in cash. They are therefore well positioned to fund M&A activity without recourse to ... read more