Sponsors

  • EY-Parthenon professionals are global leaders in strategy consulting. EY-Parthenon teams are committed to bringing unconventional yet pragmatic thinking together with clients’ smarts to deliver actionable strategies for real impact in today’s complex business landscape. Innovation has become a necessary ingredient for sustained success. Critical to unlocking opportunities is the EY-Parthenon balance of strengths — specialized experience with broad executional capabilities — to help you optimize your portfolio of business, uncover industry insights to make investment decisions, find effective paths for strategic growth opportunities and make acquisitions more rewarding. EY-Parthenon methodologies, along with a progressive spirit, can deliver intelligent services for clients, amplify the impact of strategies and make EY-Parthenon consultants the global advisors of choice for business leaders.

  • Founded in 2013 by Ben Jenkins and Marc Ganzi, Digital Bridge is dedicated to long-term value creation through active management of our companies and strong alignment with our investor partners.
    Digital Bridge Holdings owns interests in a broad range of communications businesses. Those interests include Mexico Tower Partners, Vertical Bridge, Andean Tower Partners, ExteNet Systems, DataBank and Vantage Data Centers.
    Digital Bridge has a singular focus on owning and operating strong recurring cash flow communications infrastructure companies.
    The Digital Bridge leadership team has over 100+ years of cumulative investing and operating experience in the communications infrastructure space.
    Digital Bridge is focused on the following sub-asset classes of communications infrastructure: Tower and rooftop antenna site ownership, development and management; Data centers; Fiber and back-haul; Cloud storage; and, Small cell, DAS and WiFi.

    Digital Bridge drives alpha in our companies through five key areas of strategic differentiation:

    1. Active balance sheet management
    2. Industry leading back-office systems that drive scale and superior margins and operational metrics
    3. A differentiated M&A program that focuses on proprietary deal flow and transaction tactics
    4. Operational experience and excellence across master lease agreement formation and negotiation
    5. A proven and experienced management team with a track record second to none in communications infrastructure investing, management and exits.

    Click here to read the history of Digital Bridge. Click here to read about the members of the Digital Bridge executive team.

  • 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.

  • Opportunity drives us. Accountability defines us.
    It’s why Macquarie is a leading financial services provider across a diverse range of sectors around the world. Our breadth of expertise covers asset finance, advisory and capital markets, trading and hedging, funds management, financing, research and retail financial services.

    Our specialist TMET asset finance team specialises in structuring bespoke equipment finance and asset management solutions for mobile network operators, multinational enterprises, distributors, resellers and service providers. From mobile devices to communications infrastructure, we finance a wide range of current and emerging technology assets. Unlike traditional finance providers, we connect and support our customers across the supply chain

  • 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