SOURCE: TMT Finance and Investment

TMT Finance and Investment

October 06, 2010 08:45 ET

Business and Finance Conference Asia to Focus on Fundraising for Mobile Operators

SINGAPORE--(Marketwire - October 6, 2010) - As mobile telecoms grow at an exceptional rate across Asian markets, mobile operators need to assess all available routes to raising capital internationally. The topic forms part of the agenda for the annual business conference, TMT Finance and Investment Asia 2010, which takes place 3-4 November in Singapore.

The finance conference will feature expert speakers from leading investment banks ANZ, Barclays Capital, Citigroup, DBS Group, JP Morgan, RBS and Standard Chartered. Corporate finance experts will debate outstanding opportunities in equity and debt fundraising activity across the region including IPOs, high yield bonds and mergers and acquisitions.

The programme will also feature executives from leading telecom mobile operators Etisalat, Maxis, Singtel, STC International, Telenor, Tata Communications and Telstra, private equity investors including Apax, Quadrangle and SBI Macquarie, and international law firms Herbert Smith and Milbank. Other companies represented include Akamai, Alcatel Lucent, Ericsson, Google, Huawei, IBM, Microsoft and Spice Global.

"With equity and debt capital markets fragile, mobile operators in particular need to find new sources of funding," said Dominic Lowndes, managing director of BroadGroup TMT Ventures, the conference organizer. "Financing activity in Indonesia and India is especially resurgent with towers sales, imminent operator consolidation and infrastructure roll out generating a significant need for funding over the next twelve months. 3G and 4G license auctions in several Asian markets also require substantial capital."

To register for early bird tickets, purchase before 7 October and save US$200. Prices on single tickets go up to US$1195 from October 8 and increase again to US$1395 for those registering onsite on November 3. Buy tickets at the discounted early bird price by clicking, and take advantage of 3 for 2 ticket offers.

Key topics during the conference will include accessing equity and debt capital markets, which companies will lead consolidation, infrastructure investment in the region, opportunities in M&A, roll out and leaseback, next generation NBN investment, and an Investors Workshop.

TMT Finance and Investment Asia is the premier gathering of mobile operators, telecom, finance and legal practitioners in the region. For the full programme visit

Conference sponsors and partners include Booz & Company, Herbert Smith LLP, KPMG, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, The Economic Development Board of Singapore and The Telecommunications Research Project (TRPC), University of Hong Kong.

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