Alan Bristow
Founder and CEO

Alan Bristow
Founder and CEO

Alan Bristow is the Founder and Managing Director of ICON Corporate Finance.  He is recognised as one of the country’s leading corporate finance advisers and has over 25 years of combined fund raising and M&A experience. Throughout this period Alan has dealt with some of the world’s leading investors and technology companies. He specializes in all aspects of raising venture capital, management buy-outs, acquisitions and corporate sales and has advised on over 200 transactions.

Before establishing ICON, he spent his formative years in the City of London before joining Price Waterhouse in Melbourne. He also worked as the Finance Director for an Australian Investment Group, prior to  returning to the UK and establishing ICON as a leading M&A house to the tech sector. He holds a degree in Economics and Politics and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Likes include rugby, economics, skiing, sailing and technology that makes the world a better place.

He is a frequent speaker and author on venture capital fundraising and selling companies.

 

Contact

+44 (0)20 7152 6375
+44 (0)7899 921600


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Latest Deals

ICON secures funding for stock tips aggregator site Stockomendation
Skyscape Cloud Services secures £4m from BGF
Calyos secures 4.5m euros funding
AOMI secures £5m investment from Calculus
Healthcounter.com fundraising

Sector Focus

FinTech, IT, CleanTech, MedTech, New Media, Telecoms, Defence, Security, Services, Internet Technologies and e-Commerce

Brian Parker
Co Founder & Head of M&A

Brian Parker
Co Founder & Head of M&A

Brian is a co-founder of ICON and Head of Mergers and Acquisitions. He specialises in advising shareholders of technology companies on their exit strategy. He has over 20 years experience in investment banking, mergers, acquisitions and disposals. Having worked both as principal and adviser he has a unique experience as both a buyer of, and an adviser to, high growth companies in USA, France, Hong Kong, China and the UK.

Prior to working at ICON Brian spent eight years in Hong Kong, latterly as Head of Equity Research for the No1 ranked Investment Bank at the time – Credit Lyonnais Securities Asia. Before that he worked for two UK PLCs as Head of Mergers and Acquisitions and completed over 15 acquisitions in that period. Brian is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

 

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+44 (0)20 7152 6375
+44 (0)7775 567335


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Latest Deals

ICON advises Coactiva on its sale to Callcredit Inc
Tynemarch sold to Singapore based CSE Global
Fabric Technologies sold to ASW
LalPac sold to Idox Plc
Gamma Projects sold to Enghouse Systems

Sector Focus

Software, Wireless, Security, e-commerce, Outsourcing, FinTech, IT Services

Eddie Harding
Investment Director

Eddie Harding
Investment Director

Eddie joined ICON in 2000 and specialises in raising funds for and selling high growth technology companies, with a focus on FinTech, software, mobile, telecoms, security, defence, cloud computing, digital media, medical devices and healthcare sectors.

Since joining ICON, Eddie has completed over 40 transactions including: the sale of Action Information Management to Trapeze Software Inc; the MBO and subsequent equity funding of LogicScope, a specialist developer of market data and deal notification systems to the FX sector, the sale of Fluency Voice to Enghouse, the sale of Practique to Silicon Valley based, Merced Systems, the sale of low latency messaging software company, my-Channels to Software AG, the sale of Uniform Dating to Cupid Plc and he has also advised Petards Group Plc, a developer of advanced surveillance systems, on the sale of their Government and Commercial software business to BAE Systems Plc.

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+44 (0)20 7152 6375
+44 (0)7775 997409


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Latest Deals

ICON advises SaaS software provider, ProjectManager.com on $3.5 Million Funding Round
Aria secures $4m fundraising
Love is in the Air - ICON completes the sale of Uniform Dating to Cupid Plc
my-Channels sold to Software AG
Element8 second round fundraising

Sector Focus

FinTech, Software, Mobile, Telecoms, Security, Defence, Cloud, Digital Media, Medical Devices and Healthcare

Baruk Pilo
Senior Vice President M&A

Baruk Pilo
Senior Vice President M&A

Baruk Joined ICON in 2013 from Vadis Ventures in Paris. Prior to Vadis , Baruk was Venture Partner at Fidelity Ventures in their London office.

Baruk joined Fidelity from Cisco Systems where he was  Manager of the European M&A and Investment team, where his transactions included: Digiquant (Denmark) acquired by Intec in 2003, Riverhead (Israel) acquired by Cisco in 2004, Job Partners (UK), Meiosys (France) acquired by IBM in 2005 , VirtualLogix (France), Index Ventures III (Geneva), Kiss Technologies (Denmark) acquired by Cisco in 2005.

From 1998 to 2000 Baruk was Manager in the European Communications group of Oracle Corporation for EMEA and prior to that was Manager of the “IT and Communications” offer of Cap Gemini.

Baruk holds a BS in Economics and MS in Information Technology and Management at Paris XII University.

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+44 (0) 207 152 6375
+ 44 (0) 7824 150 688


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Latest Deals

Dialcom's Spontania sold to ClearOne Inc
Stantum raises 10m Euros
Wengo sold to Vivendi
Teliris raises $40m
KISS sold to Cisco

Sector Focus

FinTech, Telecom, Security, Mobile Wireless, Infrastructure, Software, SaaS/Cloud

Nicky Cotter
Co-Founder & Marketing Director

Nicky Cotter
Co-Founder & Marketing Director

Nicky is one of the founding members of ICON and she heads up marketing and business strategy.  She is also a co-founder of  the FinTech50 and FinTechCity.com

She handles all aspects of deal generation and is responsible for the building and maintaining of relationships with key technology players.

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+44 (0)20 7152 6375
+44 (0)7771 548033


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FinTech City
ICON Corporate Finance
FinTech50

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FinTech, Telecom, Security, Mobile Wireless, Software, SaaS/Cloud

Simon Moynagh
Investment Director

Simon Moynagh
Investment Director

Simon joined ICON in 2010 and specialises in selling and raising funds for high growth tech companies with a focus on CleanTech, energy, software, electronics, mobile and e-commerce. He has advised on transactions ranging from raising venture capital, securing strategic investments, M&A and IPOs.

Since joining ICON, Simon has completed a number of transactions including: acting for Tocardo, the tidal turbine producer, on a strategic investment from Spanish energy group Repsol and the Dutch offshore specialist Huisman; the sale of a cloud software company Atlantic Global Plc to US based Keyed-In; and the sale of Hydra, the project management software company, to Latin American based e-Task Technologies.

Prior to joining ICON Simon worked for WH Ireland, the AIM-listed stockbroker and corporate finance house where his focus was on advising both unquoted and listed technology clients ranging in size from £5m to £100m.

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+44 (0)207 152 6375
+44 (0)7748 380847


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Latest Deals

Calyos secures 4.5m euros funding
Abacus e-Media secures funding from BGF
Hydra Management sold to Etask Technologies
Healthcounter.com fundraising
Tocardo Int BV secures strategic investment from Repsol

Sector Focus

CleanTech, Digital Media, FinTech, HealthTech, Software, e-Commerce, Internet

Lisette Walker
Research Analyst & Deal Support

Lisette Walker
Research Analyst & Deal Support

Lisette is a research analyst and provides deal support on both fundraising and M&A Transactions.

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+44 (0)20 7152 6375


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Latest Deals

ICON advises Coactiva on its sale to Callcredit Inc
Tynemarch sold to Singapore based CSE Global
Fabric Technologies sold to ASW
my-Channels sold to Software AG
Atlantic Global Plc sold to KeyedIn Solutions

Sector Focus

FinTech, Cloud, Enterprise Software, IT, CleanTech, MedTech, New Media, Telecoms, Defence, Security, Services, Internet Technologies and e-Commerce

Skye
Team Mascot and Head of Security

Skye
Team Mascot and Head of Security

After graduating from Walthamstow University for Dogs, she has joined ICON Corporate Finance in the pivotal role of team mascot.

Whilst thwarted by a lack of opposable digits, she cannot make tea or coffee but is great for office morale.

Visitors should bring biscuits.

In her spare time, she likes long walks, having her tummy rubbed and Sodoku.
Most likely to say “Did you bring biscuits?”

 

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+44 (0) 207 152 6375
+44 (0) 7771 548033

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