Shaw & Co launches its first 'Shaw Report' which analyses the technology, media and telecoms sector. It follows the recent publication of the same analysis of the automotive transport and logistics sector.
Shaw & Co, the specialist corporate finance advisory firm, has launched the fourth in a series of 12 in-depth sector reports that offer an industry’s SME business leaders a powerful benchmarking tool to aid their decision making.
The fourth report covers the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Sector (TMT) marketplace and segments 2,175 businesses with earnings in excess of £1m by size and subsector to track their performance, profitability, debt levels and M&A activity.
The report’s key findings include:
Daisy Mackay, Manager – M&A, at Shaw & Co and editor of the report said: “In comparison to other sectors, TMT remains a very high performer in terms of profitability which provides the perfect platform to reinvest retained profits (or borrow if preferable), scale through acquisition, and be the 'best-in-class', delivering product excellence across all relevant sub-sectors.
“With regards to funding, some of the sub-sectors can be very attractive to private equity as they are able to offer substantial returns on investments via equity rather than debt. However, given the funding appetite from the alternative lending market, business owners should carefully consider all options, as an affordable debt package will not seek to dilute ownership. Now, more than ever, private equity houses need to bring substantially more to the table than just a cheque book.”
A full copy of the report is available for free download here.
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