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Deal Releases:

ICON secures £4m funding for leading Video Management software provider, IPV

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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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ICON advises Paragon a market leader in logistics software on its sale to Aptean

ICON advises Paragon a market leader in logistics software on its sale to Aptean

05 Mar 2020

ICON Corporate Finance advises the shareholders of Paragon Software Systems, on its sale to US based Aptean, a global leader of mission-critical enterprise software solutionsAptean, a global leader…

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ICON advises Exactive a leading provider of Microsoft Unified Communications solutions on its sale to Gamma

ICON advises Exactive a leading provider of Microsoft Unified Communications solutions on its sale to Gamma

02 Mar 2020

ICON Corporate Finance advised the shareholders of Exactive Holdings on its sale to Gamma Communications PLC. Gamma is a UK listed, £1.2bn market cap, provider of technology-based communication…

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News:

Podcast: Once wary PE firms increasingly look to tech investment

14 Sep 2020

The pandemic has left a variety of market sectors in disarray. Technology companies, especially those in digitisation and enterprise software, are proving to be among the most resilient investments,…

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The FinTech Sector Will Lead M&A Activity Out of the Doldrums, and This Is Why … 

27 Aug 2020

Seven months into a global pandemic, the harsh lessons learned are creating a sweet spot for FinTech companies and start-ups and an expected uptick in deals involving US tech giants. And while…

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Market Reports:

ICON Venture Capital in AI & Data Technologies Mid Year Review 2020

ICON Venture Capital in AI & Data Technologies Mid Year Review 2020

20 Aug 2020

The fundraising market for AI & Data Technologies companies has remained resilient despite global challenges. These technologies continue to top surveys of enterprise customer demands, and VCs have embraced this trend. The report shows the most active investors in DataTech with additional analysis on strategic investors like Google, Salesforce, Microsoft, and Dell. It also breaks down financing trends at each layer of our DataTech Stack: Data Apps, Analytics, Data Governance, and Data Infrastructure. The report pulls from our proprietary dataset that details more than 1,350 companies categorized into more than 140 subsectors. One datapoint – DataTech companies combined have raised more than $46 billion from more than 1,900 investors.

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2020 Technology M&A Mid Year Review

2020 Technology M&A Mid Year Review

16 Jul 2020

Unsurprisingly, M&A activity in UK Tech fell in H1 but 124 M&A deals still closed in Q2, despite everyone working from home. Overseas acquirers now account for a record high, 49% of all Tech deals in UK. Notable buyers include: Aptean, MRI Software, Descartes, HelpSystems, Microsoft, Accenture and Keysight. These are very uncertain times, but NASDAQ is hitting new highs and we remain very busy on both funding and exit mandates and have closed 5 deals in lockdown. Despite working from home, it is not far off business as usual for many in the Tech sector.

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Events:

  • Forthcoming Event

    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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  • Forthcoming Event

    Selling Your Technology Business - The Inside Track

    Wednesday, 11 Nov 2020

    ICON Corporate Finance invite you to our event, Selling Your Tech Business - The Inside Track which will focus on Tech M&A. More details to be confirmed soon.

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