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Deal Releases:

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

29 Sep 2020 Read More
Dave Remy CEO Event Store
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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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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News:

Top ten tips for preparing for a FinTech capital raise in 2020

19 Oct 2020

Low interest rates mean money is cheap. Understandably, many FinTech founders are asking whether now is the time to dust off the business plan and seek new investment? Is this really the moment to…

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ICON's Monica Shupikai Simmons in October 2020 Corporate Financier magazine

05 Oct 2020

Monica Shupikai Simmons, Director at ICON discusses with Corporate Financier the Cross-border pan-African deal that will boost growth and inclusion. Read the article here

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Market Reports:

Q3 2020 UK Technology M&A Snapshot

Q3 2020 UK Technology M&A Snapshot

14 Oct 2020

UK Tech M&A activity in Q3 was up 20% on Q2, with 154 deals announced and is nearly back to normal levels, despite most deals closing digitally. Valuations are rising too with a few as high as 10x revenues. Overseas buyers are key in UK accounting for a record 48% of deals so far in 2020. Notable buyers include: Cognizant, Deloitte, Thomson Reuters, MRI Software, Engie, Aptean, BMC, and of course Nvidia’s acquisition of ARM. PE funded deals are also important, accounting for one in five deals. Its business as usual (nearly).

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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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    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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