Telecom and media companies expand M&A objectives as convergence accelerates in Europe

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Telecom, media and tech companies are expanding their investment objectives as convergence creates a range of new opportunities driving mergers and acquisitions across Europe, according to TMT Finance, which is gathering key players for TMT M&A Forum 2016 in London on April 14.

TMT M&A Forum 2016 in London on Arpil 14

TMT M&A Forum 2016 in London on Arpil 14

The telecom, media and tech sectors are converging fast and we are seeing a surge of deal related activity as new players from each sector look to seize new opportunities

Telecom and media companies are looking to expand their businesses with an increasing range of merger and acquisition targets as convergence accelerates in the telecom media and tech sectors across Europe, according to TMT Finance.

Mobile and fixed telecom consolidation, media mergers, restructuring of infrastructure assets and new investments into Internet of Things providers and Digital Content Platforms are all increasing as operators look to dominate rapidly changing markets.

Although national and pan-European regulators have restrained some large consolidation deals, industry leaders are looking at a range of expansion strategies.

Senior executives from Europe’s leading international telecom and media companies including Liberty Global, Telefonica, Vodafone, Altice, Iliad, Telenor, Mediaset and BT are meeting with leading investment bankers, private equity investors and advisers in London on April 14 to assess the latest strategies and opportunities at TMT M&A Forum 2016.

Event organisers TMT Finance say this year’s event will be the biggest ever with over 300 senior executives taking part.

“The telecom, media and tech sectors are converging fast and we are seeing more diverse strategies and a surge of deal related activity as new players from each sector look to seize new opportunities,” commented TMT Finance founder Dominic Lowndes. “Since we launched the event in 2011, we have expanded every year to meet demand for new M&A related opportunities in telecoms, media and tech and this year’s event will have over 80 key speakers and 25 sessions.”

The event is Chatham House Rules with no external media attending to ensure confidential debates.

Key session themes for TMT M&A Forum 2016 include the TMT Strategy Leaders Panel; TMT M&A Panel; Media and Convergence; Mobile Infrastructure; Enterprise Cloud; Financing TMT; Internet of Things; Regulation and Risk; Datacentres; Fintech; Emerging Markets Risk; Digital Platforms; Telco M&A Strategies; Investing in Content and the Future of TMT.

Companies represented by speakers include Liberty Global, Vodafone, Telefonica, Altice Group, Iliad, Telenor, Mediaset, Google, Microsoft, Cellnex, VimpelCom, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Citigroup, Apax Partners, Providence Equity Partners, Interoute, Six Degrees Group, CityFibre, TalkTalk, ABRY Partners, Antin Infrastructure, Arcus Infrastructure, Gamma, Eaton Towers, Accenture, Ernst & Young, BearingPoint, Dentons, AlixPartners, Arma Partners, Credit Agricole CIB, Linklaters, ING Bank, BNP Paribas, eBay, Sigfox, Masternaut, Elliptic, Cyberlighting and Drooms.

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