ICON advises AIM listed SaaS business, Atlantic Global Plc, on its sale to US based KeyedIn Solutions.

Atlantic Global has developed world-class, cloud-based, SaaS solutions that help businesses plan, resource and manage complex projects and enterprise transformation programmes. The company's customers include: Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, Kingston Communications and Serco. KeyedIn Solutions is a US-based SaaS company founded by IT entrepreneurs George and Lauri Klaus, who were part of the executive leadership team at Epicor. Epicor was sold last year for nearly $1billion. KeyedIn Solutions helps companies maximise their ... read more

Business Moneyfacts Awards 2012 finalists

Business Moneyfacts Awards finalists have been announced, and ICON Corporate Finance has been shortlisted as The UK's Best Corporate Finance Boutique of 2012. The winners will be announced on the evening of 29 March 2012 at the eleventh annual Business Moneyfacts Awards ceremony. read more

ICON Wins The UK’s “Best Overall Corporate Finance Advisory Firm 2011

ICON is delighted to announce that they have won the InterContinental Finance Magazine 2011 End of Year Country Awards. The awards provide the magazines global readership with a comprehensive guide to those firms that are noted for demonstrating consistently high levels of ability and informs their readership as to who the firms of note are, why they have won such a prestigious award and the contact details to ensure they can partner them in any financial ... read more

ICON’s Eddie Harding in Top Line up of Speakers at Venturefest 2011

Innovative business talent comes to the fore today at Venturefest Bristol 2011, the showcase event at the Bristol & Bath Science Park. The event aims to bring together new technology and innovation-based business ideas with the funding and support they require to help them grow. Core to Venturefest is the Innovation Showcase where new businesses are able to demonstrate their innovative products and services and new entrepreneurs able to perfect their pitch techniques in The ... read more

Look out: The 10 Rising Tech Trends of 2012

Here's TechRepublics breakout of the Gatners Top 10 Tech Trends for 2012, with select quotes from Gartner's David Cearly. 1. Media tablets and beyond - "The implications for IT is that the era of PC dominance with Windows as the single platform will be replaced with a post-PC era where Windows is one of a variety of environments IT will need to support." 2. Mobile-centric applications and interfaces - "When building user interfaces for multiple ... read more

Maximising Value on Your Exit

5  Key steps and areas to Maximise your Value Planning for the Exit properly Identify strategic acquirers Creating competitive tension and leverage for the deal Negotiation Avoiding the Bear Traps   1. Planning for Exit If you want to maximize the value of your company on exit you need to plan properly - but what exactly do you do to prepare for your sale? Timing / Valuation expectations Timing is a ... read more

ICON secures investment for Nanosolutions provider, IOTA

IOTA NanoSolutions Limited, a specialist formulation company, is pleased to announce today that it has completed a financing round to support the commercialisation of its proprietary nanodispersion formation technology, ContraSolTM. New investor, QIB(UK) Plc joins Unilever Ventures Limited (UV) in this financing round. Poor solubility of active ingredients can pose formulation constraints, impair the performance of product ingredients and restrict the wide use of  commercial materials. ContraSolTM allows the transformation of ... read more

ICON secures investment for SaaS provider, Element8

Element8 Limited is a leading provider of change management and business transformation software for global enterprises and major public sector companies. The company has developed xpointTM, a SaaS based software environment which delivers successful change at a dramatically improved rate. Based on Microsoft's SharePoint® platform, this Enterprise 2.0 product will strengthen any organisation's capability to evolve and meet the challenge of change by automating the most demanding of their knowledge-based business ... read more