Our global TMT team covers all aspects of Telecoms, Media, and Technology – regularly collaborating internationally for our corporate, investor and financing clients.
- Our Media Entertainment and Consumer Internet team knows media and entertainment inside out, with operating experience right across our team. Our clients include some of the world's biggest media and entertainment brands in areas including television, broadcast and production, book, newspaper and magazine publishing. They tell us they like our passion, the way we talk their language and work with them hand-in-hand.
- Our Business Information Services & Media team has a strong track record working with corporate and investors globally on all areas of business media – from publications to data, conferences, networks, and education and training.
- Technology - We bring deep commercial and financial insight to a fast-changing sector, where we are widely recognised as a leading advisor to vendors and investors on the strategic, operational and M&A issues they face.
Our experience covers all areas from devising long term, sustainable strategies to delivering value and turnaround at a business level. We are renowned for our highly analytical but pragmatic approach to working with our clients.
We live and breathe TMT issues, working across fast-changing and re-combining domains around the world
Private Equity & Transactions 2021
2021 was a record year for transactions globally – as activity remained exceptionally strong despite the ongoing challenges of the COVID pandemic, global supply chain issues and the challenges of rising inflation and energy prices during the year.
Making Direct Contact
The traditional barriers between consumers and content producers are breaking down. To remain relevant in the future, all broadcasters require a strategy and operating model to manage the shift to direct-to-consumer (D2C) across the industry.
Just fifteen years ago, the biggest threat to traditional commerce was the internet. Brands that were quick to launch transactional websites (and later apps) emerged as victors. Now those same brands face losing out to the emerging dominance of online marketplaces – the disruptor has become the disrupted.
Investing in the News: opportunities in a challenged market
The news industry – and TV news in particular – is a strange place to invest on face value. Nevertheless, there are opportunities for investment as incumbents seek to evolve to keep hold of their audiences, and outsiders seek to disrupt.
Facebook Marketplace represents one of the most widely publicised and credible threats to traditional classified business models to have emerged in recent years
Into the vortex
The most critical trend we observe today in software companies is a growing tendency for SaaS ‘power brands’ to keep on winning. Here's the secret to their success...
B2B Pricing with COVID-19
Lockdowns have had huge immediate impact on business activity with great uncertainty on when “normality” will return, combined with the prospect of a longer-term recession. Many companies are facing severe short-term pressures, and understandably look to pass this on to their suppliers via price negotiations. So how should B2B companies think about reacting to pricing pressures?
Growth in the Video Gaming Ecosystem: the new role of games as media
Game streaming platforms such as YouTube Gaming and Twitch now play a significant role in how gamers discover and enjoy titles, and watchers represent a significant and rapidly growing opportunity for game publishers, developers and brands to access consumers as traditional media consumption continues to decline, and the gaming audience continues to expand.
Growth in the Video Gaming Market: the changing state of play
Until recently, the video games industry has lagged behind other media categories in embracing the structural, behavioural and economic shifts that have transformed entertainment. But this is changing fast, and for games publishers and advertisers who quickly embrace these changes, the opportunities are huge.
ICT Services: Financial impacts on a “critical enabler” in a Covid-19 world
This report is a strategic and financial analysis on the potential impact of Covid-19 on B2B-focused ICT businesses
Looking over the precipice
The potential impact of COVID 19 on B2C & B2B Media: Initial perspectives
It's the uncertainty not the hardship that's so difficult
It's hard to find the right hyperbole to describe these extraordinary times that we find ourselves in. Today more than a quarter of the world's population are operating under lockdown with this number continuing to escalate rapidly
Course correction: Getting sales, marketing & customer success right in SaaS
SaaS deployment is removing many of the major GTM challenges faced by traditional on-premise software, especially for companies targeting a large potential customer base
Hidden technology growth engines
It is hard to imagine that somewhere deep in the UK are 50 companies, who have created 25,000 jobs and some £10bn of increased value over the last 3 years, yet remain largely unknown
Classifieds 3.0: The reinvention phase
For classifieds, the ‘booming 2010s’ were a time of extraordinary expansion. However, as monetization has reached a natural ceiling, tailwinds have begun to evaporate in developed markets