Technology, media & telecom

Clairfield International’s TMT sector team focuses on advisory to midcap technology and media clients, whether advising on a growth strategy, fundraising, or on selling a business.

In the face of an uncertain economy, TMT activity offers a bright spot, with many thriving small and midcap companies ready for the next stage. The midmarket is a good slice of TMT, commanding higher multiple valuations. Valuations are expected to remain strong for the foreseeable future. In this market companies must grow in order to survive with the acquisition of market shares, technology, or complementary solutions/products. TMT businesses also lend themselves to crossborder transactions.

With TMT experts located around the world in 23 countries, Clairfield International understands your business and is perfectly positioned to make the right connections on your behalf in local markets around the globe.

Clairfield focuses on the following segments:

Entertainment

Fintech

Hardware

Internet services

IT services

Media

Programs, apps and software

Telecom equipment

Telecom services

Deal spotlight

CLAIRFIELD ADVISES BELGIAN MOBILE ID – ITSME® ON A EUR 25 MILLION EQUITY RAISE

Clairfield successfully advised Belgian Mobile ID – itsme®, on a fundraising round of EUR 24.7 million to accelerate itsinternational growth trajectory. The company welcomes the Belgian federal investment holding FPIM-SFPI as a new shareholder that invested EUR 14.5 m for a 20% stake.

Deal spotlight

Clairfield advises Brazilian public company Locaweb (BVMF: LWSA3) on four acquisitions

Locaweb, a Brazilian pioneer and leader in IT hosted services, made four acquisitions so far in 2021, all advised by Clairfield in Brazil. The company serves users ranging from individuals to large corporations through three business verticals: internet, data center, and communications.

Deal spotlight

Clairfield advises Confirma Software on two Nordic acquisitions

Clairfield teams in Sweden and in Finland advised Confirma Software on its latest acquisitions in those two countries. Confirma Software acquired DataVara AB, a leading Swedish provider of payroll systems and services, and simultaneously acquired SKJ Systems, a Finnish provider of point-of-sales systems. Confirma is a longtime client of Clairfield and has made numerous acquisitions of Nordic software companies advised by members of Clairfield’s technology team in Finland, Norway, and now Sweden as well.

Other recent TMT transactions:

ICC Group, a market‐leading provider of data center maintenance and managed services solutions, was sold to US‐headquartered Service Express International.

Open Networks GmbH, Vienna‐based IT service provider, was sold to Bechtle’s Austria IT system house.

Speechi, a French company specialized in the design and distribution of collaborative and interactive solutions, sold a majority stake to Siparex and Bpifrance through a primary LBO transaction.

Precision Mining, a Queensland-based mining technology company, was sold to Australian-based leading mining technology and software company MICROMINE.

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