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PwC

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At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. It is this focus that informs the services we provide and the decisions we make.
 
We’re a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 276,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services. We tailor our services to specific client needs, helping them to create the value they are looking for.
 
Find out more and tell us what matters to you by visiting us at:

www.pwc.co.uk/techsector

Silicon Valley Bank 

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For more than 35 years, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has helped innovative businesses, enterprises and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. SVB provides a range of targeted financial services and expertise through its office in the UK. With commercial and international banking services, SVB helps address the unique needs of innovators. The UK’s leading technology and life science businesses, in all stages of development, look to SVB’s niche expertise, experience and unparalleled network as they grow at home and tackle new markets abroad.

Learn more at

www.svb.com/uk

Silicon Valley Bank is registered in England and Wales at Alphabeta, 14–18 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1BR, UK under No. FC029579. Silicon Valley Bank is authorised and regulated by the California Department of Business Oversight and the United States Federal Reserve Bank, authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority with number 577295, and subject to regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority and limited regulation by the Prudential Regulation Authority. Details about the extent of our regulation by the Prudential Regulation Authority are available from us on request.

Arma Partners

Arma Partners

Arma Partners provides independent corporate finance advice to companies and investors active in the global digital economy. We act as trusted advisers to digital economy leaders throughout their entire corporate lifecycle, from raising private capital for fast-growing disrupters and founder-led businesses to orchestrating complex cross-border M&A deals for private equity investors and global large-cap public companies.

Since our inception in 2003, we have grown and evolved in tandem with the global technology ecosystem, advising on over 180 deals valued at more than $45bn in aggregate. Today we employ a large dedicated advisory team with unparalleled domain expertise and an enviable track record in each of the diverse sub-segments that together comprise the ever-expanding global digital economy.

Our proven track record of exceptional deal execution, combined with our deep understanding of the segments we cover, ability to provide independent advice at every stage of a company’s lifecycle and extensive network across the global digital economy, makes us an invaluable long-term partner to our clients.

www.armapartners.com

Barclays

Barclays

Barclays is a transatlantic consumer and wholesale bank offering products and services across personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cards and wealth management, with a strong presence in our two home markets of the UK and the US.

With over 325 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 40 countries and employs approximately 83,500 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide.

For more than 24 years, the Technology, Media and Telecoms team has been at the forefront in providing support, funding and specialist advice to a wide range of firms. Working with a team of dedicated Relationship Directors focused on your industry, you can be confident that you will always have access to the right specialists perfectly placed to understand your business and connect you to the expertise that you need.

For further information, please contact Sean Duffy, Managing Director, Technology, Media and Telecoms, on +44 (0) 7775 548 118 or at sean.duffy@barclays.com, or visit:
www.barclayscorporate.com

ECI Partners

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Established in 1976, ECI is the UK’s leading growth-focused Private Equity firm, investing in management buy-outs and buy-ins for majority or minority equity investments in UK growth companies.

Over its several decades of working with great management teams and founders, ECI has supported businesses across the Technology sector. Recent investments include Send For Help (lone worker protection), 4Ways (tele-radiology), CPOMS (SaaS services for schools), Arkessa (Internet of Things (IoT) managed services provider), IT Lab (IT managed services), Auction Technology Group (online marketplace), CliniSys (healthcare IT), Kelvin Hughes (marine navigation systems), XLN Telecom (B2B telecoms), Fourth (SaaS), Ascribe (healthcare IT) and CarTrawler (travel technology platform). ECI raised £700m, its eleventh fund, in 2018 and is busy investing it in growth tech companies.

www.ecipartners.com

Luther Pendragon

Luther Pendragon

Luther Pendragon is one of the UK’s leading independent communications consultancies. Our team of over 40 highly experienced and qualified consultants manage financial public relations, corporate communications, media and investor relations, public affairs, crisis communications and digital marketing. With offices in London, New York and Brussels, we handle national and international assignments.

Our clients include global private and public corporations, with companies listed on the London Stock Exchange and other stock markets, public sector organisations and major trade associations in the UK and across the world. We take an integrated approach to communications to ensure that our clients’ reputations are managed, and interests are promoted, in all relevant spheres of influence – whether that is the capital markets, Government, consumer circles or elsewhere.

www.luther.co.uk

Oakley Advisory Limited 

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Oakley is one of Europe’s leading independent corporate finance firms offering expert, specialist advice across a range of sectors including Telecoms, Technology, Online, Media, Digital Infrastructure and Hosting. We are unique in the mid-market in offering highly specialised sector insight and knowledge combined with our Equity Capital Markets capability, meaning we can provide the fullest possible suite of advice across both public and private markets. We also provide long-term equity capital markets advice, where we work intensively with listed clients to widen their institutional shareholder bases and develop their equity stories.

Recent transactions include KPN on its sale of its data centre subsidiary, NLDC; Cellnex on its acquisition of Irish towers business, Cignal; Onecom on an investment by LDC; Mayfair Equity Partners on the acquisition of shares in Ultrahaptics; Adarma on a management buy-out backed by Livingbridge; and Manx Telecom on its recommended cash acquisition by Basalt Infrastructure Partners.

Read more about us here: www.oakleyadvisory.com

Rothschild & Co 

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Rothschild & Co is one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory groups. The group has three main divisions – Global Advisory, Wealth and Asset Management, and Merchant Banking.

Global Advisory provides expert advice to large and midsized corporations, Private Equity, families and entrepreneurs, and Governments. Advisers design and execute strategic M&A and financing solutions for their clients, taking a long-term and independent view of the challenges they face.

The firm’s deep understanding of financial markets, the high volume of transactions it advises on, and its unrivalled network of 1,000 industry and financing specialists in over 40 countries provide clients with a comprehensive perspective to achieve their strategic goals.

www.rothschildandco.com

Zeus Capital

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Zeus Capital is an independent investment bank, providing expert advice to clients across a range of sectors and transactions on the public and private markets. As a result, the business has raised more than £6.1bn of debt and equity capital as sole or joint broker and/or book runner since 2013.

It focuses on providing clear and practical advice on IPOs, M&A, Debt Advisory, public to private, and secondary and private fundraising, across growing and established small to medium-sized companies. This is underpinned by its corporate finance, debt advisory, corporate broking, sales, trading and research functions. 
In 2019 to date, Zeus has completed 29 transactions raising over £892m of debt and equity for corporate clients.

info@zeuscapital.co.uk
www.zeuscapital.co.uk

Design Portfolio

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Design Portfolio is a team of more than 60 communication specialists. We are strategic advisers, creative thinkers and compelling storytellers. We are trusted partners to companies of all sizes and all stages of growth, helping them to tell their unique stories effectively to their stakeholders.

We advise on strategic direction, create engaging narratives and memorable brands, and ensure that each client’s story is told consistently through:

  • Corporate reporting
  • Websites
  • Branding
  • Investor presentations
  • Sustainability
  • Video and animation
  • Employee communications

www.design-portfolio.co.uk. Also find us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.

Megabuyte 

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Megabuyte is the leading source of independent data and insights on UK technology and tech-enabled businesses, analysing the financial and corporate strategy of some 2,000 companies.

Our independence, analytical rigour and sector expertise have made us an indispensable resource for many of the UK’s leading CxOs, investors and advisers in support of their origination, due diligence, M&A, benchmarking, competitor analysis and corporate strategy activities.

Our proprietary insights and data are delivered online, through the Megabuyte database, analyst interaction and bespoke reporting.

www.megabuyte.com

Quick links

PwC

Silicon Valley Bank

Arma Partners

Barclays

ECI Partners  

Luther Pendragon

Oakley Advisory Limited

Rothschild & Co 

Zeus Capital 

Design Portfolio

Megabuyte

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