European TMT leaders to assess merger and acquisitions opportunities in fast changing sector

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Chief executives of Europe's leading telecom and media companies will feature on the opening panel of TMT M&A Forum 2016 in London April 14, the leading global event on how telecoms, media and technology mergers and acquisitions are impacting strategy.

Join the dealmakers for telecom, media and tech in London on April 14

TMT M&A Forum 2016 in London on April 14

Mergers and acquisitions will begin to transform the telecom, media and tech sector as telecom and media companies reassess business models, enter new digital markets and sell off infrastructure and assets

Chief executives from leading European telecom and media operators Telefonica, Liberty Global, Altice Group and Iliad will discuss the likely impact of mergers and acquisitions on Europe’s rapidly transforming telecom, media and tech sector in the opening panel of TMT M&A Forum 2016 in London on April 14.

Gary Heffernan, a senior managing director in Accenture’s Communications, Media & Technology operating group, will chair the TMT Leaders Panel which opens a day of debates on “How transactions are driving change in telecoms, media and tech” for 300 of the leading executives and investors in the sector globally.

“Mergers and acquisitions will begin to transform the telecom, media and tech sector as telecom and media companies reassess business models, enter new digital markets and sell off infrastructure and assets,” said Heffernan. “With four of Europe’s biggest and most ambitious operators on the panel it will be an interesting opportunity to discuss the impact of consolidation, convergence and regulation on strategy and compare their views on the best structure for a modern digital communications company.”

Key speakers on the session are: Angel Vilá Boix, chief strategy and finance officer, Telefónica; Jim Ryan, chief strategy officer, Liberty Global; Thomas Reynaud, chief financial officer and head of business development, Iliad; and Régis Turrini, head of regulation, Govt Affairs, Strategy, Altice Group, and general counsel at Numericable SFR.

The TMT Leaders Panel will be followed by 20 other sessions on key issues in TMT M&A featuring 70 key speakers. Other industry speakers at the event include senior executives from Vodafone, Telenor, Google, VimpelCom, Interoute, Cellnex, Numericable, Millicom, NTT DoCoMo, Cellnex, Eaton Towers, Sigfox, Masternaut, Huawei, CSL Dualcom, Gamma, 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.

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

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.

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

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