The development of the m-commerce, virtual reality (3D-4D) and mobile checkout have boosted the sector’s activity. The TMT sector is developing at a fast pace and covers a wide range of industries such as:
- Software and IT services
- Telecommunications & networks
- Mobile technology
TMT is one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK, the M&A activity has seen a significant increase in past recent years with continuous interest from investors and a strong increase in transaction multiples due to rapidly changing trends and driven by disruption in established markets such as Software, Fintech, insurance, automotive and energy to name but a few.
Within corporate finance, we have established a specialist technology team lead by experts in the industry. Our technology team has recently advised on significant deals in the TMT sector in the Thames Valley and the South of England and benefits from an in-depth knowledge of the sector.
Who we’ve worked with
The development of the digital era has transformed the media industry and enabled the sector to observe a phenomenal growth in the past few years as well as developing innovative media products. We have supported businesses in the media sector from early stages in their creation helping them to raise capital for their next stage of growth.
The software and IT services sector continues to experience a rapid evolution and a solid growth especially for Saas and cloud computing companies. We have advised on a significant number of transactions in the software and IT services sector and have helped companies at various stages from start-ups to larger groups.
The application of new technologies has enabled many sectors to super-charge their growth and the innovation of new technology covers a wide range of activities such as technology manufacturing, innovative research, information technology, etc. We have advised on many fundraisings, acquisitions and disposal in the technology sector in recent years.
The e-commerce sector is the industry that has known the biggest growth in recent years transforming completely the retail market. Boosted by this phenomenal growth potential, investors are keen to provide capital and invest in companies operating in the e-commerce sector. We have advised many e-commerce businesses at different stages in their lifecycle to raise funding and acquire companies.
The internet and digital era has created strong opportunitie for telecoms and networking companies especially in terms of data handling and telecom network development (fibre and 5G especially). We have supported businesses in the telecommunications and network industry with acquisitions, MBOs and fundraisings for many years.
The exponential growth in mobile phones and tablets usage together with frequently upgrading in hardware in recent years has enabled mobile technology companies to experience phenomenal growth and development. Mobile technology encompasses not only device development but also mobile applications and recycling. We have advised companies in the mobile technology sector on buy and build strategies and fundraising for many years.
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 provided a fantastic service on this transaction, supporting the management team and LDC throughout the process. Their tenacity, invaluable advice and deal-making expertise were key to get the deal done. We would like to thank both Andrew and Ricky for their hard work in helping to bring this transaction to fruition.