Warsaw, Poland (PRWEB UK) 26 July 2013
Telecom bankers are predicting that a strong and healthy telecom debt market could trigger up to a dozen telecom transactions across Central and East Europe over the next 12 months, ahead of the inaugural TMT Finance CEE conference being held in Warsaw in September.
The new regional event is taking place to assess the surge in opportunities throughout the region, and will take place at the Warsaw Stock Exchange on September 25 2013 http://www.tmtfinance.com/cee/
“The current loan market is healthy and overall we anticipate that the debt markets across the region will remain very receptive to TMT issuers,” said Bruno Pezy, Managing Director, Global TMT Group, Crédit Agricole CIB, who will be one of 40 speakers at the conference. “More specifically, there are half a dozen to a dozen potential M&A deals of decent size (a mix of corporate acquisitions and LBOs) on our radar right now, and while only a few might eventually happen, we do not anticipate financing to be a showstopper for any single transaction.”
Pezy will feature alongside other leading regional investment bankers, telecom operator CFOs and investors on the panel session ‘Financing TMT – How will access to capital impact strategy?’ which is one of seven key sessions at the conference.
Executives from Raiffeisen Bank International, EBRD, Crédit Agricole CIB, Societe Generale, EmiTel, Bank Pekao and EMSA Capital will also feature on the Financing TMT Panel. The session will tackle opportunities in equity capital markets and the return of IPOs, as well as debt financing, private equity, LBOs, vendor and alternative financing. Pricing, liquidity and valuation trends will also be assessed.
Other session themes at the conference include: Telecom Operator Strategies – Leading the next wave of growth; Cable Strategy Round Table –Delivering content and leveraging the network; Mergers and Acquisitions – How will M&A shape the market?; Regulation and Growth; Broadband Infrastructure and The Future of TMT – Investing in Adjacent Markets and Technologies.
Other companies that have announced speakers include: Google; Telenor; Vectra; Netia; Telekom Austria; Resource Partners; MCI Management; Warburg Pincus; Barclays Capital; GSMA Europe; Deutsche Bank; Dentons; EBRD; Arthur D. Little; Neostratus; Akira Partners; Bank Pekao; Analysys Mason; and Rothschild. More speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.
For full programme details go to http://www.tmtfinance.com/cee/programme
For more information go to http://www.tmtfinance.com/cee