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 in the 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 in the 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.

Deal spotlight & perspectives on fintech

CLAIRFIELD ADVISES Nets Group on the acquisition of Polskie ePłatności (PeP)

Nets Group acquired 100% shares of PeP, a leading merchant acquirer in Poland with an installed base of more than 125,000 point-of-sales terminals, offering a broad set of payment solutions focused on the attractive SME segment. The transaction values PeP’s Enterprise Value at EUR 405 million.

Other recent TMT transactions:

Méliuz, a leading company in financial services business model, acquired Melhor Plano, a marketplace offering final buyer price comparison tools for products and services provided by third parties.

Techstep ASA, a publicly-listed IT services provider in the Nordics, acquired the entire share capital of Famoc S.A. and affiliates, a software company based in Poland with a European customer base.

Confirma Software acquired Tietoaika Oy, a Finnish developer of residential real‐estate management solutions.

tarife.at, the largest comparison site for mobile, Internet, bundle and TV tariffs in Austria, was sold to Geizhals, a price comparison website active in the DACH region.

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