Sponsors

  • In the changing world of Technology, Media and Telecoms we can help you manage your capital agenda to give you the edge you need to make the most of what’s happening tomorrow. Whether you are raising, optimising, preserving or investing your capital, our Transaction Advisory Services team have the sector insight and experience to provide you with the advice you need to successfully drive your competitive advantage.

  • Linklater’s global TMT sector team combines market-leading TMT lawyers with corporate/M&A, competition, data protection/information management, intellectual property, commercial and financial specialists who work together to deliver exceptional insight into the complexities of the commercial and regulatory TMT environment.Multinational telecommunications, media and technology clients rely on us for full-service legal advice in the areas of M&A, joint ventures, regulatory issues, asset protection, restructurings, information governance and major commercial contracts with customers and suppliers.

  • Hardiman Telecommunications Ltd. is a leading consultancy firm in telecommunications & technology due diligence assessment and performance enhancement. Our client base includes mid-cap funds, geographic specialist funds and high-value strategic acquisition funds. 

    We provide seasoned expertise at all phases of investment cycles. Our work spans the timeline from initial due diligence through performance enhancement to implementation of exit. We also assist with portfolio balancing through identification and quantification of factors governing upside return possibilities and downside risk containment.

    The aggregate value of transactions we have supported in the last 5 years exceeds $US 100b. 

    We have been active since 1994. All of our staff have held profit-accountable senior positions in the international telecommunications and technology industries prior to joining us. We do not hire juniors, we do not hire “Career Consultants” and we do not hire directly from business schools. 

    Our unique blend of operational experience and sectoral focus allows rapid turnaround of accurate, quantitatively sustained work. We are specifically experienced in implementing continuity and clear points of reference, together with production of rigorously structured deliverables, against the extreme urgency and rapid evolution of priorities with which many PE transactions are concluded.

  • Allen & Overy is a truly global law practice. We have a distinguished track record of advising Telecoms, Media and Technology companies and their investors on projects around the globe.

    Supporting the TMT sector is a key priority for Allen & Overy and our deep and well-resourced global team works together to foster and share industry knowledge and expertise across our offices and legal disciplines. One of our particular strengths is experience advising on the regulatory issues associated with corporate, finance and commercial projects. Our team can also draw upon the expertise provided by other related practices such as antitrust, intellectual property, employment, litigation and arbitration, real estate, restructuring and tax.

    We are also an engaged and active player in the digital ecosystem. We work with companies at all stages of growth and development from established players to emerging companies. One of our particular strengths is navigating the cultural issues that can arise when large institutional organisations work with smaller digital players. Our lawyers are experts in working with our clients to produce consistent and risk-conscious results while preserving and encouraging the innovation, creativity and agility that these alliances promise. We have the ability to field integrated multidisciplinary teams to help clients smooth the path for digital projects. From anticipating regulatory hurdles to motivating and retaining key staff and negotiating transactions with partners and suppliers, our team has experience of all aspects of the digital journey.

    Few firms can deliver the combination of experience and resource that is needed to handle the complexity and scale that the most important matters involve. Through the depth of our knowledge of the TMT sector, global reach and experience of successfully advising on business critical projects, we believe that we offer a compelling proposition.

  • CMS is a global law firm with more than 4,500 lawyers, and a presence in over 40 countries. Our scale and breadth of experience enable us to serve the full spectrum of businesses in the, from the smallest tech start-up, through the firm’s equIP accelerator programme, to the largest listed company.


    We are a number 1 ranked law firm in the IT and Telecoms sector, as well as in Infrastructure & Project Finance. Our expertise in both areas comes together in our InfraTech and TMT Finance practice, which is formed of sector specialists with decades of experience in delivering large scale communications and technology infrastructure projects. We have been involved in some of the most innovative and market-shaping TMT and tech financing deals in recent years. This means that we can not only guide investors and infrastructure providers on issues that you currently face, but also pre-empt and suggest solutions to what may be coming around the corner

  • 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