Telecom leaders and advisers to discuss consolidation on TMT M&A Panel at TMT Finance World Congress

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Leading telecom executives, investment bankers and advisers will discuss the accelerating impact of consolidation globally on the TMT M&A Panel at the annual TMT Finance World Congress in London on December 1.

Look for a continuing wave of consolidation and convergence fuelled by advances in technology and continued access to cheap finance

This year’s TMT M&A Panel will assess the increasing pace of telecom consolidation and convergence at the TMT Finance World Congress (http://www.tmtfinance.com/world) in London on December 1.

Iain Fenn, Head of Linklaters’ global telecommunications, media and technology sector and a Partner who specialises in advising clients on cross-border M&A, joint ventures and equity issues, will chair the session. The panel also features industry experts Claire Harris, Senior Director, Strategic Communications, FTI Consulting; Roland Haidner, Head of M&A, Telekom Austria; Christian Lesueur, Head of TMT Investment Banking, EMEA, UBS Investment Bank; and Emmanuel Gionakis, Managing Director, COO EMEA TMT, Citi.

“Consolidation and the steadily increasing desire of consumers for content and bundled services remain key drivers of M&A activity in the telecoms sector,” said Fenn who has advised a number of telecom companies on transactions including Vodafone, eircom, Kablenetz and Safaricom. “Look for a continuing wave of consolidation and convergence fuelled by advances in technology and continued access to cheap finance.”

The annual Congress features a series of leadership panel debates, keynote speeches, round tables and networking sessions for senior executives from telecom and media companies, investors, investment bankers and professional advisers.

Over 60 speakers have been announced so far, including from Liberty Global, Tele2, Telekom Austria, EE, Turk Telekom, VimpelCom, Etisalat, Zegona Communications, O3B Networks, Eurofiber, Six Degrees Group, PCCW, Zayo, Colt, CityFibre, Interoute, IHS Africa, Athonet, Cetin, INWIT, New Call Telecom, Next Generation Data, Econet Capital, ARM, Sigfox, UBS, Citi, FTI Consulting, Accenture, PwC, Linklaters, DNB, Societe Generale, Credit Agricole CIB, ING Bank, BNP Paribas, IFC, Hardiman Telecommunications, Providence, Mid Europa, Arcus, Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC), ABRY Partners and Griffon Capital.

TMT Finance World Awards Dinner takes place immediately following the conference at the Pullman Hotel London St Pancras to recognise outstanding investment and advisory activity in TMT globally. Awards will be presented for Telecom Deal of the Year (Infrastructure, M&A and IPO), M&A Adviser, Growth Story, Financing Bank, Legal Adviser and Leadership.

For more information go to http://www.tmtfinance.com/world

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