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Deal Releases:

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

29 Sep 2020 Read More
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ICON Corporate Finance secures funding for B2B WealthTech InvestSuite

ICON Corporate Finance secures funding for B2B WealthTech InvestSuite

20 Feb 2021

InvestSuite, an international B2B WealthTech company, announces that it has successfully completed a new funding round which brings the total raised to €9m since inception in 2018. The existing…

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ICON Corporate Finance advises GoMedia, on its sale to Icomera, a subsidiary of ENGIE SA

ICON Corporate Finance advises GoMedia, on its sale to Icomera, a subsidiary of ENGIE SA

13 Oct 2020

ICON Corporate Finance advises the shareholders of GoMedia, on its sale to Icomera, a subsidiary of ENGIE SA; creating a leading-edge passenger information and entertainment offeringIcomera is known…

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ICON advises global digital transformation software provider Juriba in growth investment from BGF

ICON advises global digital transformation software provider Juriba in growth investment from BGF

02 Jul 2020

Tech investment bank ICON Corporate Finance secures investment for Juriba, an industry-leading IT migration management software provider, from BGF, one of Europe’s most active investors in tech…

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ICON advises the shareholders of Beyonic Inc, on its sale to MFS Africa

ICON advises the shareholders of Beyonic Inc, on its sale to MFS Africa

30 Jun 2020

Pan-African FinTech leader MFS Africa has acquired Beyonic, a digital payments management provider for private, public, and charitable entities across Africa. This merger accelerates and broadens the…

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ICON secures £5.5m funding for Nano Interactive from Maven Capital Partners, Clydesdale & Yorkshire Bank and Foresight Group

ICON secures £5.5m funding for Nano Interactive from Maven Capital Partners, Clydesdale & Yorkshire Bank and Foresight Group

08 Apr 2020

ICON has advised Nano Interactive Group on a £5.5m investment round from Maven Capital Partners, Clydesdale & Yorkshire Bank and existing investors Foresight Group.The £5.5m investment will…

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Data integration and transformation software developer Matillion has raised $100 million in a Series D Scale up funding.

16 Feb 2021

The funding round was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners with participation from Battery Ventures, Sapphire Ventures and Scale Venture Partners, along with financing from Silicon Valley Bank U.K.…

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Tech investment bank ICON Corporate Finance has advised InvestSuite on its investment from PMV and 365.fintech.

16 Feb 2021

InvestSuite, with HQ in Leuven, Belgium but with a growing international presence in London, Sydney, Warsaw, Copenhagen, Madrid and Amsterdam has already acquired enterprise clients in multiple…

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Market Reports:

M&A Strategy Planning

M&A Strategy Planning

23 Feb 2021

Why valuations are so high right now, and what companies can start doing today to get themselves ready! For corporate buyers: low interest rates + record cash holdings = motivator to seek better returns elsewhere, including M&A. For PE buyers: record funds raised just before the pandemic. For customers: digitization trends. For sellers: robust M&A volume and value.

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2021 M&A Review

2021 M&A Review

18 Jan 2021

Remarkably, despite COVID-19 and Brexit, there were 711 UK Tech M&A deals in 2020 and Q4 was up 6% YoY. Valuations climbed too, with some cloud software companies getting 5x revenues. The key is overseas buyers, who accounted for 49% of all UK tech deals – a new record. Low interest rates are crucial. They have created a wave of cheap money, to the delight of global buyers like Accenture, Cognizant and Aptean and UK buyers like ClearCourse, Access and Civica. At the same time, COVID has accelerated digital transformation everywhere, which has also pushed up the valuation of all things digital. In the US, it looks a bit bubbly, with many of the largest US tech deals achieving eye-watering valuations of more than 10x revenue. We have a vaccine, The Donald is off and Brexit is behind us, but low interest rates are the real driver of M&A prospects in The Year of The Ox. Read our Tech M&A Review for sector highlights and hot trends to watch for 2021.

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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 ExpertsA concise and compelling webinar discussion on Raising Investment, the good, the bad and the ugly. Our expert panel will discuss…

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