Telecommunications, Media and Technology (TMT)
Since the internet boom in the late 1990s, the Telecommunications, Media and Technology (TMT) sector has observed a continuous unprecedented growth and is now one of the UK’s strongest performing sectors. The development of the m-commerce, virtual reality (3D-4D) and mobile checkout have boosted the sector’s activity and it saw a significant increase in deal making activity in the past year. Key trends in the market are:
- Activity in the TMT market has increased over the past 2 years reaching almost 10% growth in 2015. TMT is one of the sectors with the most important growth in the UK economy
- Drivers in the IT and software sectors through applications and cloud based service delivery has seen transaction multiples increase rapidly due to rapidly changing trends
- Technology led the sector both in number and value of deals completed in 2015 with 162 deals completed of value in excess of £2.2 billion. Major deals in the region include the investment in Olive Communications by Business Growth Fund, the investment in Channel Mum by giant TV broadcaster ITV, and the flotation of IT reseller Softcat Plc.
- The development of 3D printing and the boom of m-commerce are likely to boost the TMT sector in the next few years
Our corporate finance team has recently advised on significant deals in the TMT sector in the Thames Valley and the South of England. To learn more about our expertise in this sector, contact us on 01491579740.
What our clients say
“HMT are both adept and agile at spotting the possibilities in emerging sectors and helping both sides structure a mutually beneficial business model. I knew the tie-up with ITV was a great potential partnership and HMT have been invaluable in managing the process. HMT are experts at putting my vision into a business plan I felt comfortable with. ”
“HMT were invaluable throughout the process, from their initial in depth understanding of our business to identifying the right funding partners, right through to a successful completion of the fundraise. We look forward to continue working with them as our advisors as we continue with our growth plans for the business”
Our transactions in this sector