Sponsors

  • Our global Technology Sector teams help our clients manage complexity. From startups to mature enterprises, our clients include: cleantech; computer hardware; games and entertainment; online commerce and new media; IT services; semiconductors; software; and telecommunications companies.

    We advise on data protection, cyber security, corporate venturing and M&A, IP, product liability, commercial and sourcing and employment. We provide products such as a Tech Start-up Pack, Bid and Risk Management, Data Centres, Patents in Technology and Internet of Things.
    We’re recognised as: TMT Firm of the Year, Legal 500 UK Awards; TMT Team of the Year, African Legal Awards; most favourable legal brand within Technology/Telecoms globally, Acritas Index 2014; and, since 2005, we’ve executed more M&A deals in the sector than any competitor (Mergermarket). Chambers describes us as a “powerhouse technology group”.
    For more information please visit our website : www.dlapiper.com

  • IFC

    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 is: 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

Media Partners

  • TMT Finance News

    TMT Finance News is the leading provider of exclusive news on telecoms, media and technology financing and investment activity globally. TMT Finance News is published weekly and includes exclusive and comprehensive news on telecom financing, M&A and investment activity, strategy shifts, pricing, executive people moves, deal data including new mandate opportunities, price benchmarking, comment and insight. The TMT Finance online news archive includes over 4000 searchable articles on deal activity. More information at www.tmtfinance.com

  • Africa Capital Digest

    Africa Capital Digest is the leading source of original and curated digital content, comment and opinion for global private capital investors and their advisors who are sourcing, evaluating and executing private equity, infrastructure and venture capital transactions in Africa.
    Whether you are looking for ideas for new deals, leads for people or companies to be potential partners, expert market perspective from leading investors and market practitioners or just need to keep abreast of the most important private capital trends and developments on the continent, Africa Capital Digest provides you with the most focused, in-depth information to help you monitor and assess the private capital investment opportunities Africa offers.
    Attend our webcasts and events, listen to our podcast discussions with the continent’s leading investment professionals and read the weekly digest to keep up-to-date on the deal and fundraising activity on the continent.
    Visit africacapitaldigest.com of email Allan Cunningham at acunningham@africacapitaldigest.com to find out more.

  • The Business Year

    The Business Year (TBY) is a global media group specializing in economic news, research on national economies, and business intelligence across emerging markets. With operations in over 35 countries, we bring first-hand insights to investors, businesses, and governments worldwide.

  • Techunzipped

    Techunzipped is an online technology news hub primarily focusing on issues around information technology. We provide relevant and on point news, paying much attention on gadget reviews, service delivery analysis and information security news to our quickly expanding audience.Techunzipped supplies South Africa and African CEOs, CIOs, IT administrators, retailers and other ICT specialists with all Technology news from South Africa and Africa as they need to know in a way that is applicable to them, however showcasing African business and ICT achievement to the rest of the world, with a view to drawing venture and business for African players.