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ICON advises AI HealthTech RwHealth on ScaleUp funding round from Maven

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ICON advises Cloud Direct on Strategic Investment from Norway's Crayon Group

ICON advises Cloud Direct on Strategic Investment from Norway's Crayon Group

21 Sep 2021

Tech-focused investment bank ICON has acted as exclusive financial adviser to Cloud Direct, the leading UK-based Microsoft Azure Expert MSP, on its strategic investment from global IT company Crayon…

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ICON advises on sale of data quality experts 360Science to US based Syniti

ICON advises on sale of data quality experts 360Science to US based Syniti

21 Sep 2021

Tech-focused investment bank ICON Corporate Finance has advised on another cross-border deal with the sale of market-leading data quality experts 360Science to US-based Syniti. Syniti,…

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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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News:

France Tech Companies with the highest venture valuations

15 Nov 2021

European venture capital thrived in 2020 despite the presence of a pandemic. In fact, VC deal value for the region set a new annual record of €42.8 billion, a noteworthy achievement given the…

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Matillion Raises $150M Series E Funding at $1.5B Valuation

20 Sep 2021

Matillion Reaches Unicorn Status with the completion of $150 million Series E fundraising round, led by General Atlantic. This is a very exciting moment for Matillion, as it values the company at…

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Market Reports:

FrenchTech VC & M&A Activity

FrenchTech VC & M&A Activity

05 Nov 2021

The French M&A market remains buoyant - 286 transactions have been completed to date in 2021 and the median value of a deal doubled from EUR 27.4m in 2020 to EUR 60m in 2021 YTD. Of these, software companies accounted for 42% of Tech M&A in 2021. France now lies third in European tech rankings, behind the UK and Germany, boosted by government investment of USD4Bn, Brexit, and post-pandemic optimism among investors.

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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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    Sibos 2021 Oct 11-14

    Thursday, 14 Oct 2021

    We were delighted to be part of the review panel for Sibos Perfect Pitch. A challenge with a twist giving FinTechs from around the globe the opportunity to showcase their products and services to the…

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