Enterprise cloud merger activity to accelerate in Europe as key players seek scale

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Enterprise cloud infrastructure and service providers are entering a phase of rapid consolidation across Europe as several IT subsectors converge and key players seek scale via acquisition, say industry experts speaking at TMT M&A Forum 2016, the annual international leadership event for telecom, media and tech.

TMT M&A Forum 2016 in London on April 14

TMT M&A Forum 2016 in London on April 14

“M&A activity across the cloud, infrastructure and managed services sectors is accelerating rapidly as businesses look to take advantage of significant tailwinds over the next five years, through consolidation, as well as organic growth opportunities,”

Enterprise cloud infrastructure and service providers are entering a phase of rapid consolidation across Europe as several IT subsectors converge, say industry experts speaking at TMT M&A Forum 2016, the annual leadership event for international telecom, media and technology companies.

“M&A activity across the cloud, infrastructure and managed services sectors is accelerating rapidly as businesses look to take advantage of significant tailwinds over the next five years, through consolidation, as well as organic growth opportunities,” commented Olivier Wolf, Partner, TMT Sector Leader at EY.

Significant deals last year included, Equinix’s £2.35bn acquisition of Telecity and UK-headquartered Interoute’s acquisition of managed services business Easynet for £402m, and industry leading news provider TMT Finance is predicting a high number of new merger and acquisition situations across the continent this year.

As such, Enterprise Cloud has been identified as one of the key sessions for TMT M&A Forum 2016 which gathers 350 leading telecom, media and tech executives, investment bankers and advisers to assess the latest international opportunities and strategies in London on April 14.

Olivier Wolf, Partner, TMT Sector Leader of EY will be chairing the Enterprise Cloud Panel, which also features Alistair Mills, CEO of highly acquisitive UK business Six Degrees Group; Michael Tobin OBE, leading industry entrepreneur and former CEO of TeleCity Grou, Bob Falconer CEO of Gamma and other speakers to be announced.

Other industry speakers at the event include senior executives from Telefonica, Liberty Global, Altice, Vodafone, Telenor, Google, Iliad, VimpelCom, Interoute, Cellnex, Numericable, Millicom, NTT Docomo, Cellnex, Eaton Towers, Sigfox, Masternaut, CSL Dualcom, PCCW, Telekom Austria and TalkTalk. Financial institutions, private equity investors and advisers represented include Apax, KKR, Providence, Barclays Capital, BNP Paribas, Credit Agricole, Citi, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, ING, Societe Generale, Accenture, BearingPoint, EY, Dentons, Linklaters, Hardiman Telecoms, Drooms and IFC World Bank.

TMT M&A Forum 2016 takes place in London on April 14, gathering key industry, finance and advisory executives to discuss global opportunities for partnership and investment across telecoms, media and tech.

Other key sessions at the event include TMT Leadership Strategies, TMT M&A Panel, Media and Convergence, Mobile Infrastructure, Telecom M&A Strategies, M2M and Internet of Things, Datacentres, Fintech and Financing TMT M&A.

For more information, go to http://www.tmtfinance.com/merger/programme

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