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.

  • 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