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Deal Releases:

ICON advises Fathom on Strategic Investment from Moody’s

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

ICON 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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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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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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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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    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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