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LONDON, October 17, 2019 - Global consultancy and advisory firm FTI Consulting has been announced as a key sponsor of TMT Finance World 2019, with Senior Managing Directors Rajesh Sennik and Michael Knott respectively chairing a roundtable session on Edge Computing, Cloud and Datacentres, and joining the hotly anticipated TMT M&A Panel at the event. 

Edge Computing

With converging trends in cloud, digital collaboration, mobility and the Internet of Things (IoT) increasing the volume of data large companies need to process; the shift towards edge computing has come to the forefront in 2019.

London – 11.09.19 – Global M&A activity in telecoms infrastructure is showing little sign of cooling, with an estimated US$62 billion of significant sized deals expected to come to market before the end of 2019, according to recent analysis by TMT Finance, the leading news service for mergers and acquisitions in the telecoms, technology and media sectors. 

An increasing number of US-based investment banks and boutiques are headhunting experienced Europe-focused TMT bankers to lead newly created teams or boost existing ones, in London and other European finance centres, and thereby tap into the explosion of dealmaking in the region and the increase of cross-border M&A.

Following the closure of its inaugural US$4.05bn fund – and surpassing an original US$3bn target – Digital Colony has cemented itself at the nucleus of communications infrastructure investment. With commitments from North and South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, the investment firm is showing that appetite for communications infrastructure assets is soaring across the globe.

 

With digital transformation increasing the volume of data large TMT companies need to process, and the shift to off-premises cloud computing, competition for the best assets is intensifying. Buyers need to be selective and understand how to acquire at speed, as well as navigate increased regulatory scrutiny, global political uncertainty, the impact of 5G, unsettled markets and questions about trade and tariffs.