The premier conference for Telecom leaders and Financiers pursuing growth in Africa
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Solon focuses on media and telecommunications.
And we have fun doing so.
Our clients' businesses are characterized by the complexity, rapid changes, intense competition and constant technological transformation in the media and telecommunications industries. Because Solon knows these industries inside out, we know that success is dependent on developing and implementing the right strategy. Solon specializes in the development of corporate, investment and turn-around strategies as well as mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances and the development of new business fields.
With clear, fast and tailor-made solutions, Solon is supporting companies and investors across Europe.
Investing Across the TMT Spectrum
IFC channels investments toward private companies that bridge the digital divide by building modern communications infrastructure and information technology businesses. By making technology more widely available in developing countries, these investments give local populations access to the latest applications, systems, best practices & wider markets, accelerate GDP growth and increase productivity. Our TMT Clients: Our clients range from tech start-up firms to global mobile operators. For smaller firms we offer venture financing, encouraging private sector investment in markets traditionally considered too risky. For larger firms we offer debt, syndication and loan guarantees
IFC in TMT: 20+ Years experience making TMT investments in emerging markets Arranged and provided $8.3 billion in financing to over 115 telecom and IT projects in developing countries. Global TMT investment team with offices in over 80 countries. IFC : Largest multilateral source of private sector financing in emerging markets. Resources and know-how of a global development bank with the flexibility of a merchant bank. Promoter of environmental, social, and corporate governance standards $50+ billion portfolio spread across 111 countries in over 2000 companies. Financial Products: Equity and Early Stage Equity, Quasi-Equity , Subordinated Debt , Risk Guarantees , Revolving Credit, Loans, Project and Corporate Loans, Syndications, Local Currency Financing: TMT Investment Areas: Telecoms; Satellite, Sub-Marine Cables, Wireless/Cellular, Fiber Backbones, Broadband , Towers, Managed Services; Media; Infrastructure, Applications , Content
Technology;, Information Security, Data Centers , e/m Payment Systems, IT & IT Enabled Services, Hardware/Devices. Our Global TMT Investment Team: For each transaction we configure a dedicated team designed to respond to clients’ unique needs in a timely fashion. Our investment professionals carry deep sector expertise and a sophisticated understanding of the issues that TMT clients face in emerging markets. Every investment team includes: in-house engineers, environmental and social specialists, lawyers, insurance officers and communications experts. Depending on the needs of the client, IFC draws upon the expertise of structured finance, treasury, and syndications services including; corporate governance advisors, community development experts and World Bank industry & policy specialists.
TMT Finance is the leading news source for telecom investment and financing activity in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. The exclusive email news service and portal (www.tmtfinance.com) consistently breaks news and records critical information on the most significant deals and strategic investment and advisory activity. Key areas include new advisory mandates; mergers and acquisitions; debt and equity capital raisings, benchmarks for pricing, and strategic insight on international consolidation and partnerships. Read by senior telecom executives, investors, investment bankers and professional advisers globally. Sign up for free and premium services at http://www.tmtfinance.com/subscribe
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Comm. is a telecom operator strategy-led information platform that assesses key telecom industry issues and developments across emerging markets. Constituted of a monthly business publication, online presence, and independent research exercises, the information platform offers delivery of the most insightful strategic information available.
Comm. publication carries articles, features and analysis on the main trends faced by service providers, with a strong focus on market segmentation and differentiation efforts. Covering access technologies including mobile, fixed, satellite, broadband and dial-up Internet, Comm. keeps abreast with the main strategic, technological, financial and business model developments facing the industry across emerging markets, with a significant focus on activities in the Middle East, and Africa.
The publication is circulated to an enlightened readership of senior industry executives across three continents. It appeals to management level decision-makers within regulatory authorities, service operators, as well as technology, equipment, software and handset suppliers.
FocusEconomics is a leading provider of economic forecasts and analysis on the most important macroeconomic indicators for 95 key countries in the Middle East & North Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Forward-thinking companies require such reliable and timely information to help them make the right business decisions. FocusEconomics’ extensive global network of economists, coupled with its position as an industry leader, are indications of the company’s solid reputation as a reliable source for business intelligence among the world's major financial institutions, multinational companies and government agencies.