28 February 2019

BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London W1

The ICT Investment Forum will enable technology entrepreneurs and leadership teams to create a strategy, and partner with the organisations who can help them identify and maximise their growth potential.

Digital transformation is impacting all areas of the ICT & comms sectors, disrupting traditional business models and prompting a wave of M&A deals and investment in high growth technology businesses. Against this backdrop, it is essential that technology entrepreneurs and business leaders understand their options and how to advance through the process.

Leading acquirers, M&A professionals, investors and advisors will share their insights on the key growth and investment issues with ambitious entrepreneurs wanting to take their growth strategy to the next level or prepare for a transaction.

The Forum aims to facilitate financings and deal making and provide a further stimulus to growth in the ICT & comms sectors to help attendees maximise their organisations growth potential.

The agenda will include an overview of M&A and investment environment, how financing is evolving, and through thought leadership sessions and practical examples will enable our attendees to make critical evaluations of their own business and think more strategically about their future business planning.

Who should attend

Delegate places are offered on a complimentary basis to MD/CEO/CFO attendees within ICT, communications and technology businesses

Voice, Data or IT reseller/VAR/SI

Vendors & ISVs

Wholesale Service Provider/ISP

Technology distributors

Network Operators/carriers

Cloud/saas/iaas providers

Applications to attend are welcomed

We are sorry, but we are unable to offer delegate places to the following organisations:

M&A
Corporate Finance
Private Equity
Law or accountancy firms
Banks and lenders
Institutional Investors
Start ups

Content

Navigating the comms sector growth landscape

This opening session will provide insights into the current state of investment, finance, funding and value creation in the UK ICT & comms sectors, including an examination of the vibrant M&A market and its drivers, and a contextual overview of the economic outlook as Brexit looms.

Financing your growth plan: How to identify the optimal financing solution

Our second session will answer the question: What is growth financing? We will explore the various funding options available and explore how different funding methods including debt or equity can meet different requirements.

Investing in the future: You have the funds, what next?

This module will spotlight how growth companies can build an effective strategy to include choosing with the right advisory and investment partners to deliver the expected return and how to keep the growth plan on track.

M&A strategies: How to get it right

Thinking about exit? Our final session offers insights into the types of M&A advice available and where to find it, along with an understanding of legal, financial and commercial due diligence – and what to look for in a M&A consultant. Looking for acquisition candidates? This session will also consider M&A strategy from the buyer's standpoint, and consider how to identity potential acquisitions, with insights into the factors that define a trademark takeover target.

Venue

In the heart of London’s West End and with excellent transport links, BAFTA is a first rate conference venue offering comfort and excellent facilities.

Applications to attend are welcomed

Speakers

Moderated and chaired by leading broadcast business editor, Simon Jack, the ICT Investment Forum will provide a range of interview-based content sessions with leading advisors, investors and acquirers.

Simon Jack – Broadcast Business Editor

Simon Jack is a broadcast Business Editor who, following a career as a corporate and investment banker, embarked on a career in business journalism. Simon has appeared on a wide range of programmes including Breakfast, Radio 4’s Today, 5 Live’s Wake up Money and a series of Daily Telegraph podcasts, and he regularly appears on main news bulletins including the Six O'Clock and Ten O'Clock News.

Adam Zoldan - Founder, Knight Corporate Finance

Adam has 20 years experience in the telecoms and technology sector. Formerly a shareholder and Managing Director of V Networks Limited which was acquired by Opal Telecom in September 2008. Prior to this Adam worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance as lead advisor for telecommunication transactions. During this time he sold companies including Via.Networks, PSInet Europe, Tele2 and Cable Telecom and advised some of the UK’s leading carriers including Thus, NTL, and Orange.

More Speakers to be Announced

Who should sponsor and exhibit?

Private Equity Houses

M&A/Corporate Finance Boutique

Banks

Institutional Investors

Law firms

Accountants

If you would like to get involved in this exciting event, contact:

Michael O'Brien

Managing Director

mobrien@bpl-business.com

07968 369372

Simon Turton

Sales Director

sturton@bpl-business.com

07759 731134

Sponsors

About us

BPL Business Media is one of the UK’s leading technology event organisers, media and research groups. We are expert at building engaged communities and bringing buyers and sellers together.

We organise a range of technology events around the world across our business units which provides us with a unique reach and range of insights.

We know how technology markets tick.

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