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ICON Corporate Finance advises Seattle-based Event Store on Series A Strategic Investment

29 Sep 2020 Read More
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ICON Advises Fathom on Strategic Investment from Moody’s

ICON Advises Fathom on Strategic Investment from Moody’s

08 Sep 2021

ICON has acted as exclusive financial adviser to Fathom, the world-leading global flood modelling business, on its strategic investment from US ratings giant Moody’s. The investment supports Fathom’s…

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ICON advises Quantex on its sale to Dover Corporation

ICON advises Quantex on its sale to Dover Corporation

30 Jun 2021

ICON advises Quantex on its sale to Dover Corporation. PSG (a subsidiary of Dover Corporation) expands their reach into biopharma and medical applications through the acquisition of…

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ICON secures ScaleUp funding for Award Winning InsurTech Anorak - The Worlds Smartest Insurance Companion

ICON secures ScaleUp funding for Award Winning InsurTech Anorak - The Worlds Smartest Insurance Companion

25 May 2021

ICON Secures ScaleUp funding for Anorak London-based InsurTech startup Anorak has witnessed a surge in demand for its services in recent times. And has now, secured ScaleUp funding which brings their…

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ICON Corporate Finance advises the shareholders of SaaS company, JoinedUp on its sale to US based Beeline, the world’s first extended workforce platform

ICON Corporate Finance advises the shareholders of SaaS company, JoinedUp on its sale to US based Beeline, the world’s first extended workforce platform

10 May 2021

ICON Corporate Finance advises the shareholders of SaaS company, JoinedUp on its sale to US based Beeline, the world’s first extended workforce platformBeeline the pioneer of the world’s first…

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Advanced F1 engineering group secure future ownership

Advanced F1 engineering group secure future ownership

22 Apr 2021

ICON advises F1 engineering, aerospace and defence sector Retrac Group on EOT Tech-focused investment bank, ICON Corporate Finance, has advised Swindon-headquartered Retrac Group - one of the UK’s…

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NICE Redefines Proactive Conversational AI with the acquisition of ContactEngine

12 Jul 2021

NICE Redefines Proactive Conversational AI for Digital Experiences With CXone SmartReach NICE (NASDAQ: NICE), today announced the launch of CXone SmartReach following the acquisition of…

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Day of a Life of a Private Equity Associate

25 May 2021

TYPICAL DAY OF AN INVESTMENT ASSOCIATE Private equity is an extremely complex business, and an associate’s daily responsibilities vary tremendously depending upon the firm the associate works for as…

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Market Reports:

Q2 2021 UK Technology M&A Snapshot

Q2 2021 UK Technology M&A Snapshot

19 Jul 2021

There was a record number of UK M&A Tech deals in H1 2021 with 500 deals announced - a jump of 47% YoY and 5% more than a very busy 2019. A tidal wave of money has driven M&A valuations to near record levels with average EBIT multiples in UK reaching a lofty 23x. Multiples at Nutmeg, BluJay, Depop and WaveOptics are much higher than that, offering tomorrows price today. It’s a great time to be a Tech shareholder. Overseas travel has been grounded but overseas and PE backed acquirers continue to be aggressive, driving the buoyant Tech M&A market.

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Q1 2021 UK Technology M&A Snapshot

Q1 2021 UK Technology M&A Snapshot

26 Apr 2021

UK Tech M&A activity has got off to a flying start in 2021 with the number of deals in Q1 up a massive 28% with 268 deals announced. Unbelievably, given lockdown 2.0, that is a quarterly record and another example of the benefits of digital transformation. Overseas buyers remain key accounting for 47% of all deals. Notable buyers include Accenture, Wipro, Cloudstrike, ATI Global, Microsoft, Naviga and Medallia. PE backed buy-and-build deals also jumped with the likes of Access, Civica, Clearcourse and OneCom all very busy. As a result, valuations continue to rise and now average over 22x EBIT. Its clearly a great time to be an owner of a tech business.

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    Get Funded: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly - Pitching For Investment

    Wednesday, 23 Sep 2020

    Get Funded: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. Top Tips from the Experts A concise and compelling webinar discussion on Raising Investment, the good, the bad and the ugly. Our expert panel will…

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