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Ikon Science gains investment to fuel future growth

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

World leader in GeoPrediction software and consulting services receives funding to expedite expansion plans and transform the technology landscape.

Ikon Science has announced, that Great Hill Partners (GHP), a leading Boston-based private equity firm will acquire their global business. Houlihan Lokey served as financial advisor to Ikon Science.

This investment creates the opportunity for Ikon Science to accelerate growth plans in line with customer demands and to cement their position as the leaders in bringing innovative and relevant technology to reservoir characterisation and production prediction in conventional and unconventional reservoirs.

'We are very excited about this new chapter in Ikon Science's growth story,' said Mark Bashforth CEO. 'The company will continue to focus on delivering value to our blue chip customer base of IOC's, Independents and NOC's. We also are investing heavily in growing and improving our data analytics and Machine Learning capability, and in product innovation to deliver high quality results where and when our customers need it. We look forward to working with Great Hill Partners to accelerate our growth and deliver competitive advantage.'

The announcement was made at the Anaheim SEG at which Ikon Science released its latest expanded version of the RokDoc platform. RokDoc 6.6.0 provides onshore data handling and support for unconventional workflows, and delivers powerful new workflows to extend field life and maximise value of large datasets through improved knowledge management and Machine Learning.

Martyn Millwood Hargrave Chairman at Ikon Science and Mark Bashforth CEO will be joined on the board by Christopher Gaffney Managing Partner at GHP and Eric Ahlgren Vice President GHP.

'We are enthusiastic about our new investment in Ikon Science' said Christopher Gaffney, managing partner at Great Hill Partners. 'The company is growing fast while maintaining profitability, a combination that attests to the quality of its products, data, and employees. In the fast evolving market of data driven solutions, we see a significant growth opportunity for Ikon Science and its unique GeoPrediction software platform, and expect that, with its current track record, strong product innovation and efficient operations, they will continue to lead the industry.'



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