Former UK Cabinet Minister to make keynote on M&A boom in the telecoms, media and tech sector

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Patricia Hewitt, the former UK Government Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, e-Commerce Minister and Board Director of BT Plc, will make a keynote speech on the boom in mergers and acquisitions in telecoms, media and technology at the opening of the annual TMT M&A Forum in London on March 19.

Patricia Hewitt, the former UK Government Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, e-Commerce Minister and Board Director of BT Plc, will make a keynote speech on the boom in mergers and acquisitions in telecoms, media and technology at the opening of the annual TMT M&A Forum in London on March 19.

Ms Hewitt, a Senior Advisor at global business advisory firm FTI Consulting, will look at the shifting trends within the sector at the industry leading international event, which gathers senior executives from telecom, media and technology companies, financial institutions and advisers.

The convergence of business models, the monetisation of digital platforms, and the easier availability of finance, are seen as key contributing factors towards the growth in mergers and acquisitions, which is expected to continue globally through 2015. Ms Hewitt will also assess the impact of regulation on future transactions and strategy and her expectations of who will be driving deals in the coming year.

TMT M&A Forum 2015, which is produced by news and events business TMT Finance, features a series of leadership panel discussions, keynote presentations and break out round table sessions assessing how transactions are driving change in the sector. FTI Consulting, which is Strategic Partner for TMT M&A Forum 2015, will also feature on key sessions on the Mergers and Acquisitions Panel as well as hosting the CFO Round Table.
Other session themes include TMT Strategy; Regulation and Competition; Mobile Infrastructure; Media and Convergence; Datacentres and Cloud; Internet Infrastructure; Emerging Markets Risk; Raising Finance; Post-Merger Integration; Investing in Innovation; M2M, Venture Capital and Mobile Consolidation .

Over 50 speakers have been announced for this year’s event including senior executives from Etisalat, Telefonica, Virgin Media, BSkyB, CityFibre, Ooredoo, Cisco, Microsoft, Six Degrees Group, Telekom Austria, ABRY Partners, Antin Infrastructure, Arcus Infrastructure, Black Green Capital, Digital World Capital, Eaton Towers, AlixPartners, Arma Partners, Citigroup, Credit Agricole CIB, Dentons, FTI Consulting, Hardiman Telecommunications, JP Morgan, Lazard Frères, Linklaters, Macquarie Capital, Index Ventures, ING Commercial Banking, PwC, Standard & Poor’s, Huawei and Silicon Valley Bank.

TMT M&A Forum 2015 takes place at Millennium Mayfair, London on March 19.

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