Sponsors

  • Over the last decade, we have built best-in-class businesses in North America, Europe, South America, Africa and Asia

    Anticipating the explosive demand for data, Sanjiv Ahuja launched Tillman Global Holdings to invest in communications infrastructure across developed and emerging geographies. With a focus on building businesses with long-term value, we take a highly focused approach towards innovation and growth. We prioritize our teammates, customers, and shareholders and communities as we continue to build the leading businesses in each of our markets.

  • EY-Parthenon is one of the largest global strategy consulting organizations, with 7,000+ professionals. We help CEOs and business leaders design and deliver transformative strategies across the entire enterprise, to help build long-term value to all stakeholders.

  • A fast-growing, global REIT, that owns, operates and invests across the full spectrum of digital infrastructure and real estate including cell towers, data centers, fiber, small cells and edge infrastructure. 

    DigitalBridge’s investment management platform manages over $30 billion on behalf of its limited partners and shareholders and is focused on identifying differentiated investment opportunities within digital infrastructure around the world. 

    DigitalBridge is a unique digital infrastructure business, with both the operating DNA and access to institutional capital that positions the firm to execute globally on a converging digital infrastructure ecosystem. 

    It is a business that owns and invests in real assets exposed to resilient, growing markets led by a pioneering team that has been investing successfully in the sector for over two decades. 

  • With our expanding reach of more than 100 sites across the continent, we’re disrupting the industry by bringing seamless, localised and ultra-low latency digital infrastructure to our customers.
    Our facilities are physically located on the ‘edge’ of the network in the countries we serve – and providing proximity to this core network is critical for the technology of tomorrow.

    We believe the edge is where the next wave of innovation happens, where we push boundaries and challenge convention. From the imminent rise of 5G to autonomous vehicles, to smart cities or virtual healthcare, we’re going to be there making it happen – in the most sustainable way possible.

  • At international law firm CMS, we have some of Europe’s leading specialists in the technology, media and communications sector. Our Digital Communications Infrastructure Team combines exceptional expertise in project and structured finance, competition regulation and large-scale investment, while our market-leading telecommunications team has decades of experience in the technology and communications space, including strong expertise in the areas of fibre, towers, subsea cables, network sharing, data centres and satellite.

    Our expertise is widely recognised: CMS is ranked in 18 countries for our work in TMT by Chambers Global and Chambers Europe, and in 2019 CMS won Legal Advisor of the Year at the TMT Finance M&A Awards.​

    We provide guidance to infrastructure providers and operators, and to their customers, investors and financiers in dealing with current issues, and help them to anticipate upcoming challenges in this competitive space.

    With full service offices in over 40 countries, we have the geographic reach, people and expertise to manage the biggest and busiest volumes of sector-specific work for our clients.

    For more information: cms.law

  • Natixis is a French multinational financial services firm specialized in asset & wealth management, corporate & investment banking, insurance and payments. A subsidiary of Groupe BPCE, the second-largest banking group in France through its two retail banking networks, Banque Populaire and Caisse d’Epargne, Natixis counts over 16,000 employees across 36 countries. Its clients include corporations, financial institutions, sovereign and supranational organizations, and the customers of Groupe BPCE’s networks

  • Analysys Mason is the world's leading management consultancy focused on telecoms, media and technology (TMT). We give clarity and confidence in answering our clients' biggest commercial questions: What strategy will best enhance value? What implementation plan will be most successful? What is the optimal positioning for five years’ time?

    We bring together commercial and technical expertise across four interconnected consultancy practices strengthened by globally respected research.

  • Santander Corporate & Investment Banking (Santander CIB) is Santander’s global division that supports corporate and institutional clients, offering tailored services and value-added wholesale products suited to their complexity and sophistication, as well as to responsible banking standards that contribute to the progress of society.

  • Q Advisors is a world-class global boutique investment bank serving public and private companies, PE firms, entrepreneurs and large multi-nationals in the telecom, media, and technology (TMT) sectors. We have an extensive, global reach, while also providing the personalized service of a boutique advisory firm. Thanks to our partners and senior staff, who come from leading investment banks and operating companies, we can leverage extensive industry knowledge and analytical insights to help our clients achieve successful M&A and capital markets transactions. As a hands-on, employee-owned firm, Q Advisors is uniquely suited to be your long-term partner in navigating a path to dynamic financial and strategic growth.

  • Allen & Overy is a global law firm that helps the world’s leading businesses to grow, innovate and thrive. For almost a century, we have built a reputation for our commitment to think ahead and bring original solutions to our clients’ most complex legal and commercial challenges. 

  • FTI Consulting is an independent global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and transactional. Individually, each practice is a leader in its specific field, staffed with experts recognized for the depth of their knowledge and a track record of making an impact. Collectively, FTI Consulting offers a comprehensive suite of services designed to assist clients across the business cycle – from proactive risk management to the ability to respond rapidly to unexpected events and dynamic environments.

  • Acuity Advisors is a leading technology focused mid-market investment bank headquartered in the UK with international offices in Vienna and Shanghai. Acuity are experts in selling businesses, securing equity investments and raising debt finance. Acuity’s partners are senior players with an international focus, most of their deals are cross-border. The firm has a strong track record in key technology sectors including Telecoms, Cloud & Managed Services, Tech Enabled Services, Software, Semiconductor & Photonics, Deep Tech and Industrial Technology.

  • Cavell is fast emerging as a key provider of Commercial & Technical Diligence and strategy insight to the Finance and Technology sector. Bringing a combination of deep industry knowledge and its proprietary enterprise and industry research, Cavell stands out as a strategic supplier to the entire telecoms and financial industry.