Alan Bristow
Founder and CEO

Alan Bristow
Founder and CEO

Alan Bristow is the Founder and Managing Director of ICON Corporate Finance.  He is recognised as one of the country’s leading corporate finance advisers and has over 25 years of combined fund raising and M&A experience. Throughout this period Alan has dealt with some of the world’s leading investors and technology companies. He specializes in all aspects of raising venture capital, management buy-outs, acquisitions and corporate sales and has advised on over 200 transactions.

Before establishing ICON, he spent his formative years in the City of London before joining Price Waterhouse in Melbourne. He also worked as the Finance Director for an Australian Investment Group, prior to  returning to the UK and establishing ICON as a leading M&A house to the tech sector. He holds a degree in Economics and Politics and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Likes include rugby, economics, skiing, sailing and technology that makes the world a better place.

He is a frequent speaker and author on venture capital fundraising and selling companies.

 

Contact

+44 (0)20 7152 6375
+44 (0)7899 921600


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Latest Deals

ICON advises PleaseTech on its sale to Ideagen Plc
ICON advises benefits pioneer LogBuy on its sale to Nordic software group Visma
ICON advises benefits pioneer LogBuy on its sale to Reward Gateway
ICON advises industrial IoT company Marimatech on its sale to Trelleborg
ICON advise RUMM on the sale to energy giant, RWE npower

Sector Focus

FinTech, IT, CleanTech, MedTech, New Media, Telecoms, Defence, Security, Services, Internet Technologies and e-Commerce

Brian Parker
Co Founder & Head of M&A

Brian Parker
Co Founder & Head of M&A

Brian is a co-founder of ICON and Head of Mergers and Acquisitions. He specialises in advising shareholders of technology companies on their exit strategy. He has over 20 years experience in investment banking, mergers, acquisitions and disposals. Having worked both as principal and adviser he has a unique experience as both a buyer of, and an adviser to, high growth companies in USA, France, Hong Kong, China and the UK.

Prior to working at ICON Brian spent eight years in Hong Kong, latterly as Head of Equity Research for the No1 ranked Investment Bank at the time – Credit Lyonnais Securities Asia. Before that he worked for two UK PLCs as Head of Mergers and Acquisitions and completed over 15 acquisitions in that period. Brian is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

 

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+44 (0)20 7152 6375


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Latest Deals

ICON advises Focus Group Europe on its sale to Accenture
ICON advises Business Integrity on its sale to Thomson Reuters
ICON advise ISV software on its sale to Dillistone Group Plc
ICON advises Coactiva on its sale to Callcredit Inc
Tynemarch sold to Singapore based CSE Global

Sector Focus

Software, Wireless, Security, e-commerce, Outsourcing, FinTech, IT Services

Eddie Harding
Partner

Eddie Harding
Partner

Eddie joined ICON in 2000 and specialises in raising funds for and selling high growth technology companies, with a focus on FinTech, software, mobile, telecoms, security, defence, cloud computing, digital media, medical devices and healthcare sectors.

Since joining ICON, Eddie has completed over 40 transactions including: the sale of Action Information Management to Trapeze Software Inc; the MBO and subsequent equity funding of LogicScope, a specialist developer of market data and deal notification systems to the FX sector, the sale of Fluency Voice to Enghouse, the sale of Practique to Silicon Valley based, Merced Systems, the sale of low latency messaging software company, my-Channels to Software AG, the sale of Uniform Dating to Cupid Plc and he has also advised Petards Group Plc, a developer of advanced surveillance systems, on the sale of their Government and Commercial software business to BAE Systems Plc.

Speaking engagements: Money2020 Europe – VC Power Panel, Strategics vs Financial investment

Contact

+44 (0)20 7152 6375
+44 (0)7775 997409


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ICON secures £3m Series A funding for Digital Preservation SaaS software specialist Preservica to fuel expansion
ICON secures £4.1m Series A funding for Matillion from YFM Equity Partners
ICON secures funding for ContactEngine from Amadeus and Beringea
ICON secures funding for FinTech50 company Merit Software
ICON acts for FinTech50 company Parmenion on its exit to Aberdeen Asset Management

Sector Focus

FinTech, Software, Mobile, Telecoms, Security, Defence, Cloud, Digital Media, Medical Devices and Healthcare

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Simon Moynagh
Partner

Simon Moynagh
Partner

Simon joined ICON in 2010 and specialises in selling and raising funds for high growth tech companies with a focus on digital media, mobile & comms, software and industrial-tech. He has advised on transactions ranging from raising venture capital, securing strategic investments, M&A and IPOs.

Since joining ICON, Simon has completed a number of transactions including: the sale of Applicable to NTT owned Arkadin, the sale of Nativ, a media logistics software company to the Australia telco giant Telstra; raising capital for the digital media company Abacus eMedia from BGF; acting for Tocardo, the tidal turbine producer, on a strategic investment from Spanish energy group Repsol; the sale of a cloud software company Atlantic Global Plc to US based Keyed-In, and the sale of Hydra, the project management software company, to Latin American based e-Task Technologies.

Prior to joining ICON Simon worked for WH Ireland, the AIM-listed stockbroker and corporate finance house where his focus was on advising both unquoted and listed technology clients ranging in size from £5m to £100m.

Contact

+44 (0)207 152 6375
+44 (0)7748 380847


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ICON advises Applicable Ltd on its sale to Arkadin, an NTT Communications company
ICON advises Strategy Digital on the sale to Fat Media
ICON advise media logistics software company Nativ on the sale to Ooyala
ICON has advised on the funding round for the rapidly growing online marketplace JewelStreet.
Calyos secures 4.5m euros funding

Sector Focus

CleanTech, Digital Media, FinTech, HealthTech, Software, e-Commerce, Internet

James Kenward
Investment Director

James Kenward
Investment Director

James joined ICON in 2017 and specialises in selling and raising funds for high growth tech companies with a focus on Capital Markets, Telco, AdTech, Logistics and IT Services.

He has advised on transactions ranging from raising venture capital, securing strategic investments and M&A.

Prior to joining ICON,  James worked for JPMorgan Chase Investment Bank, Credit Suisse, Deutsche and technology pioneer Last Minute.com.  Based in London and New York – he also advised the US division for a leading investment bank working on sell side mandates.

Contact

+44 (0)207 152 6375
+44 (0) 7384 250 072


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Capital Markets, Telco, AdTech, Logistics and IT services.

Nicky Cotter
Co-Founder ICON & The FinTech50

Nicky Cotter
Co-Founder ICON & The FinTech50

Nicky is a  co-founder of ICON.

She also co-founded  The FinTech50 Europe & The FinTech50 APAC to recognise the gamechangers who are transforming financial services. Published annually, the list helps FinTech companies to raise profile globally, connect with influencers, investors and funders and generate business.  Nicky  is also founding director of FinTechCity, the platform which brings together the European and APAC FinTech Community .

With estimates of $4.7Tn revenue at risk of displacement by FinTechs, global investment has poured into the sector and  fuelled M&A activity.

Nicky is also on the Board of teh World Trade Symposium.

Her sector focus is: FinTech, Cyber Security, HealthTech

Nicky’s Global Network includes:

  • Over 1500 investors
  • VCs, PEs, Corporates & Super Angels
  • 37 countries
  • 20 sub verticals within FinTech, Cybe

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+44 (0)20 7152 6375
+44 (0)7771 548033


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FinTech City
ICON Corporate Finance
FinTech50

Sector Focus

FinTech, Telecom, Security, Mobile Wireless, Software, SaaS/Cloud

Lisette Walker
Research Analyst & Deal Support

Lisette Walker
Research Analyst & Deal Support

Lisette is a research analyst and provides deal support on both fundraising and M&A Transactions.

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+44 (0)20 7152 6375


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Latest Deals

ICON advises Coactiva on its sale to Callcredit Inc
Tynemarch sold to Singapore based CSE Global
Fabric Technologies sold to ASW
my-Channels sold to Software AG
Atlantic Global Plc sold to KeyedIn Solutions

Sector Focus

FinTech, Cloud, Enterprise Software, IT, CleanTech, MedTech, New Media, Telecoms, Defence, Security, Services, Internet Technologies and e-Commerce

Skye
Head of Happiness

Skye
Head of Happiness

After graduating from Walthamstow University for Dogs, she has joined ICON Corporate Finance in the pivotal role of team mascot.

Whilst thwarted by a lack of opposable digits, she cannot make tea or coffee but is great for office morale.

Visitors should bring biscuits.

In her spare time, she likes long walks, having her tummy rubbed and Sodoku.
Most likely to say “Did you bring biscuits?”

 

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+44 (0) 207 152 6375
+44 (0) 7771 548033

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