London, United Kingdom (PRWEB UK) 17 October 2013
The TMT M&A Forum 2014 (http://www.tmtfinance.com/merger) will take place in London on March 19 amidst a surge in deal appetite and activity globally, organisers TMT Finance have announced.
Now in its third year, the TMT M&A Forum gathers the leading telecom, media, technology leadership, investment bankers, investors and advisers to assess the latest strategies and opportunities for collaboration globally.
The 2014 event is shaping up to be the biggest yet, as mergers and acquisition activity in the telecom, media and technology sector increases. Deal flow in the sector is already approaching US$450bn for 2013, a six-year high according to industry research, and advisers are predicting more transformational deals in the next 12 months.
“Deals are on the uptick and that is having an effect on M&A banking teams in Europe and beyond, especially in the TMT sector,” a senior London-based M&A banker told TMT Finance. “While the past 12 months had been more about re-stabilising following a tough few years, several banks are now focusing on growing again and have started tapping up more talent in response to an increasing deal flow.”
TMT M&A Forum 2014 will feature a series of leadership panels, keynotes and breakout sessions including Telecom and Cable Strategy Round Tables, the TMT M&A Panel and sessions on Raising Finance – The Return of LBOs and IPOs, Mobile and Fixed Infrastructure Investment, Regulation and Spectrum and the Future of TMT. For the first time the event will also include the TMT M&A Awards with presentations for Deal of the Year, M&A Adviser, TMT Leadership and Growth Story.
“This year’s conference takes place at a time of intense significance for the TMT sector globally,” said Ben Nice, Online News Editor of TMT Finance, the event researcher. “Vodafone’s 130 billion dollar exit from Verizon Wireless has helped increase interest in deals of all shapes and sizes, particularly across Europe, Africa and Asia. There are a lot of acquisitive companies with access to capital and we are expecting a number of transformational international deals, as well as an increase in investment into new technology and business models over the next 12 months.”
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