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


Linking the Globe The Sale of Atlantic Global to KeyedIn Solutions June 2012

Linking the Globe by Brian Bollen When a 20-year-old British software company developed cloud technology, a sale to genuine global players was the only way for worldwide expansion. The time and effort as well as financial cost associated with delisting a company from the UK's Alternative Investment Market (AIM) can be off putting, particularly in uncertain markets. The need to comply with Takeover Panel and London Stock Exchange requirements represents ... read more


3Par boss nets £65m fortune from hi-tech bidding war

The British boss of a little-known Silicon Valley data storage company, 3Par, is set to become one of the UK's wealthiest technology moguls, scooping a personal fortune of $96m (£65m) following a bid battle for the loss-making business between HEWLETT-PACKARD and DELL. David Scott, 3Par's chief executive, is the son of a Jamaican father and an English mother. The 48-year-old was born in the Caribbean but grew up in London and studied computer ... read more