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Eddie Harding Profile

Eddie Harding Profile:

Eddie Harding

Eddie Harding


Eddie joined ICON in 2000 and has over 25 years' corporate finance experience, advising on transactions ranging from trade sales, raising venture capital, management buy-outs, recapitalisations, international disposals, private placings, and public company listings.

His sector focus includes: Enterprise Software, AI/DataTech, FinTech, HealthTech, Cybersecurity, Digital Media, MarTech/AdTech.

Since joining ICON, Eddie has completed over 75 transactions, including: the £55m sale of Digital Wealth Management software platform provider Parmenion to FTSE 100 listed Aberdeen Asset Management; the €22m Private Equity investment in FinTech Case Management software company Meritsoft by Synova Capital; the VC funding of Cloud Data Warehouse Integration software (ETL) company Matillion by YFM Equity Partners; the sale of Patient Feedback software company Optimum Contact to US-listed IQVIA; and, the VC funding of AI / Data Analytics HealthTech software company RwHealth by Guinness EIS Fund and Maven Capital Partners.

Prior to ICON, Eddie spent 7 years with Arthur Andersen, including two years as a Manager in the Corporate Finance team in Sydney and latterly as a Senior Manager in the Private Equity Transaction group in London. Whilst at Arthur Andersen, Eddie focused on technology, media, and telecom (TMT) transactions including the IPO of Sky and the $1bn buy out of Invensys’ paper technology business.

Eddie has an Economics and Accounting MA (Hons) degree from the University of Edinburgh and is a qualified Chartered Accountant (ICAEW).

Outside of work, Eddie enjoys rugby, surfing, mountain biking, snowboarding, yoga and cold-water swimming.

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