Merger and acquisition activity in Africa discussed at new investment conference
TMT Finance & Investment Africa is a new event that will bring leading telecom executives, financiers and advisers to London to discuss the race for infrastructure and growth now occurring across the continent. This international conference will review the latest opportunities in mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financing, infrastructure investment, network roll out, towers sales, mobile licence opportunities, mobile payments, mhealth, WiMAX, 3G and LTE.
“We are really excited about bringing the TMT Finance event series to London to debate investment opportunities in African telecoms. There will be a huge amount of activity in this sector this year and we have an outstanding academy of speakers and sponsors to announce,” Dominic Lowndes, Managing Director of BroadGroup TMT Ventures, the event researchers and publishers of TMT Finance News Alert said.
The conference will include presentations and interactive debate with keynotes by leading Telecom and Technology CEOs and CFOs, an expert panel session on M&A, and financing and infrastructure investment for Africa. The event will also provide exceptional networking opportunities with industry peers from service providers, finance and investment experts, law firms and professional intermediaries.
“We expect over US$30bn of merger and acquisition activity in Africa over the next 12 months as regional operators realign their portfolios and infrastructure investors buy and build towers operations. So it will be a pivotal period for everyone involved in the sector. The investment opportunities emerging now will shape Africa’s communications sector for the next decade,” Dominic Lowndes added.
TMT Finance conferences in the Middle East and Asia have achieved a reputation for delivering outstanding quality to international audiences, and generating awareness of investment opportunities. Most recently, TMT Finance & Investment Middle East 2010 took place in Doha on April 25-26 and featured speakers and sponsors from Qtel, STC, Vodafone, American Tower Company, Booz & Company, Etisalat, Huawei, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs and many more.
The TMT Finance & Investment Africa event will take place on June 21-22 at America Square in the City of London and comes at a critical time for Africa’s telecommunications industry.
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