Telecom, Media & IT
Total IT expenditure will rise from today’s 3.8 trillion USD to almost 4.5 trillion USD in 2018*.
Today, the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) sector is one of the 3 largest sectors for M&A activity. In a recent report released by International Financing Review (in association with Merrill) it was reported that TMT M&A deals are at a level not seen since the year 2000. TMT has undergone the greatest change of any industry. Growth alone in smart phones and cloud computing has opened the door for many new technologies across the globe. Today many of the largest TMT companies are actively reviewing how to remain a major market player in an ever changing market; which is aggressively driving the need for M&A.
Along with other key business sectors, we have specialists focused on TMT. Collective skills have been gained from many of the major corporations across the globe. Our deals have been wide and varied ranging from digital media through to data centers and specialist software.
Telecom, Media & IT, the CDI Global definition:
This industry sector has undergone the greatest change of any industry sector in the last 20 years with the rise of the internet and new ways of communicating. The technologies through which this communication takes place varies from digital media (web, internet, Facebook, blogging, video games etc.), which has changed the relevance of traditional media such as Broadcast media ( radio, recorded music, film and television), Print media (newspapers, books, pamphlets or comics) and Outdoor media (including billboards, signs or placards). Digital media comprises both Internet and Mobile mass communication. Channels are both broad and narrow.
IT has seen the rise of personal computers and a shift into applications that deliver content via smart phones, tablets and computers. Each type of media has its own content types, its own creative artists and technicians, and its own business models. IT has seen single person developers become wealthy through the global success of an application; although there are many enormous companies (Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Alibaba) involved in the business.
We are well-versed these areas and have substantial experience working in the intricacies of the ever-evolving IT/software/media industries.
Link: Top strategic tech trends for 2016 according to Gartner