London, 24 March, 2011 – The second annual TMT Finance and Investment Africa conference will discuss infrastructure investment and merger and acquisition strategies, bringing together leading telecom executives, financiers and advisers to London at a critical time for Africa’s communications industry. The event (www.tmtfinance.com/africa) will take place on June 17 at America Square in the City of London.
The international conference which is part of a series for financing emerging markets telecom growth, will review the latest opportunities in mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financing, infrastructure investment, towers sales and leaseback, mobile licence opportunities, broadband investment and regulation.
“The African telecom sector is entering a critical phase of growth and the conference will address the latest opportunities for mergers and acquisitions, financing and strategic investments in mobile and fixed infrastructure,”
said Dominic Lowndes, Managing Director of BroadGroup TMT Ventures, the event researchers and publishers of TMT Finance News Alert. “Bankers are preparing for a surge in asset sales across Africa as all the major telecom operators look to release value in infrastructure through towers sale and leaseback deals.”
In what will be a powerful mix of presentations and interactive debate, event highlights will include keynotes by leading Telecom and Technology CEOs and CFOs, and expert panel sessions on M&A, and financing and infrastructure investment for Africa. The event will also provide exceptional networking opportunities with industry peers from service providers, finance and investment institutions, law firms and professional intermediaries.
Last year’s conference was exceptionally well received and uncovered a number of new opportunities and transactions, as well as facilitating knowledge exchange on new strategies. Participating companies included Vodafone, Helios Towers Ltd, American Tower Corporation, ZTE, JPMorgan, BNP Paribas, Bintel, Alcatel, Motorola, Fidelity Wireless, Ernst & Young, Anthem Corporate Finance, Nomura International, Standard Bank, Citi, Tata Communications, Fitch Ratings, Eaton Telecom, Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund, Nigeria Communications Commission, SNR Denton, Herbert Smith, Goldman Sachs, Onda Analytics, Alcazar Capital Ltd, Macquarie Capital Advisers Ltd, Barclays Capital, Access Partnership and Investec.
The TMT Finance & Investment events have achieved a reputation for delivering outstanding quality to international audiences, and generating awareness of investment opportunities in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe. For more details visit www.tmtfinance.com/africa
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