TMT M&A Forum 2012 , a new industry and finance conference, is launching in London on March 14 to tackle an anticipated surge in mergers and acquisition activity involving telecom operators and technology companies in mature and emerging markets.
The unique event will gather leading industry executives, including CEOs, CSOs, CFOs and Heads of M&A, with investment bankers, private equity investors and specialist legal and strategic advisers to assess how transactions will drive change in telecoms, tech and media globally.
“A number of factors are driving deals including deconsolidation in European telecoms where operators must dispose of assets and infrastructure to fuel acquisitions of 4G spectrum and technology upgrades,” said Dominic Lowndes, Managing Director of TMT Ventures, the event researchers and publishers of TMT Finance News. “Emerging markets telecoms M&A is also increasing, especially in Africa and the Middle East, and new technology and internet business models are driving deals across all markets as we enter the next stage of convergence.”
The forum, which is designed as a knowledge sharing platform and networking hub, comprises a powerful mix of presentations and panel sessions to facilitate interactive debate. Programme highlights will include keynotes by leading telecom and technology executives, investment bankers and professional advisers. The event will also provide exceptional networking opportunities with industry peers from service providers, finance and investment experts, law firms and professional intermediaries.
Key session themes include: Telecom Consolidation - How disposal strategies are shifting the balance; Infrastructure Ownership – Strategies for Investment, Sale and Leaseback; Convergence – The next wave of impact from technology and the internet; Spectrum Auctions; and Financing M&A –Accessing capital and structuring deals.
“This conference on TMT M&A is especially timely because the challenging global economic conditions combined with rapid technology shifts will expediate deal activity across all markets,” said Lowndes. “Access to finance and a deep understanding of the wider strategic technology and regulatory framework will be critical for those looking to lead the communications sector for the next decade.”
TMT Ventures produces the TMT Finance series of conferences in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, which have achieved a reputation for delivering outstanding quality to international audiences, and generating awareness of investment opportunities.
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