Technology, media & telecoms
Private-equity firms consider that TMT is particularly well-suited to investment since it offers such significant potential. It is very dynamic, diverse and fast-moving and, since it is focused on constant innovation, it demands rapid decision-making and continual investment. Investors have benefited substantially from the explosive demand for hand-held devices and new-media platforms (including the rapidly evolving broadcasting, entertainment and publishing industries), especially in the emerging markets. Infrastructure businesses, hardware manufacturers and cable operators have also attracted high levels of interest.
As distribution channels make increasing use of technology, more and more cross-over is being observed in other sectors such as healthcare, consumer goods & retail and financial services.
The way that businesses communicate with their customers is constantly changing and this has given birth to a host of new digital marketing experts and specialists in the rapidly evolving arena of social media marketing, in particular. Private equity has been quick to involve itself in this dynamic and ever-changing landscape. Chief Officers Group has been actively involved in the sector advising on numerous deals in the space and successfully concluding a number of key appointments.
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