Sponsors

  • RMB at a glance

    Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) is a leading African Corporate and Investment Bank and part of one of the largest financial services groups in Africa – FirstRand Limited. We offer our clients innovative, value-added advisory, funding, trading, corporate banking and principal investing solutions.

    As the Corporate and Investment Banking arm of FirstRand Limited, we have a presence in Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria, as well as the UK, UAE, India and China.

    For more information please visit: www.rmb.co.za

  • ENSafrica is Africa’s largest law firm, with over 600 practitioners and 200 years of experience in high-level, complex commercial work.

    Our TMT team offers a comprehensive, dynamic and diverse combination of specialist international skills, experience and backgrounds, enabling it to provide a complete, quality solution to the legal requirements of clients.

    Having worked with a range of clients across Africa, Europe, Asia and North America, the TMT team is not only well-versed in the law, but also has an understanding of the dynamics that drive successful businesses in the TMT sector, and the intricacies involved in successfully procuring goods and services from companies in the TMT sector. 

    To find out more, please visit: https://www.ENSafrica.com/ 

  • Standard Bank Group is the largest African bank by assets with a unique footprint across 20 African countries. Headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, we are listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Standard Bank has a 153-year history in South Africa and started building a franchise outside southern Africa in the early 1990s.

    Our strategic position, which enables us to connect Africa to other select emerging markets as well as pools of capital in developed markets, and our balanced portfolio of businesses provide significant opportunities for growth. 

    The group has over 54 000 employees, over 1 200 branches and 8815 ATMs on the African continent, which enable it to deliver a complete range of services across personal and business banking, corporate and investment banking and wealth management. Standard Bank's Corporate & Investment Banking division offers its clients banking, trading, investment, risk management and advisory services to connect selected emerging markets to Africa and to each other. It has strong offerings in mining and metals; oil, gas and renewables; power and infrastructure; agribusiness; telecommunications and media; and financial institutions.

    Normalised headline earnings for 2015 were R22 billion (about USD1.7 billion) and total assets were R1.98 trillion (about USD128 billion). Standard Bank’s market capitalisation at 31 December 2015 was R184 billion (approximately USD11.8 billion).
    The group’s largest shareholder is the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), the world’s largest bank, with a 20.1% shareholding. In addition, Standard Bank Group and ICBC share a strategic partnership that facilitates trade and deal flow between Africa, China and select emerging markets.

    For further information go to www.standardbank.com 

  • 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

  • The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) is one of the leading Development Financial Institutions (DFIs) in Africa. At the core of our mandate, the DBSA seeks to play a pivotal role in delivering developmental infrastructure in South Africa and the rest of Africa.

    The strategy of the DBSA is to provide sustainable infrastructure project preparation, finance and implementation support in selected African markets to improve the quality of life of people, in support of economic growth and regional integration.

    Our work targets investments mainly in the energy, transport, water and communications sectors. We also provide support to sectors such as health, education and housing.

  • 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.

  • TelcoProfessionals(TP) is an interactive, content rich, blog- and video-centric online community, and business exchange, developed exclusively for the Telecom and Media  industry. We are dedicated to individuals working in the industry globally, as a place they can find and help each other get ahead. TP includes a full Telecom & Media events listing, blogs from Thought Leaders, videos of the people shaping the industry’s future. TP allows you to network directly with over 110,000 like-minded unique viewers from 206 countries.

    To enhance your professional profile and network for future business opportunities, or to visit our jobs portal, join us today on www.telcoprofessionals.com