Technology, Media & Telecoms (TMT)


The Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) sector continues to see exceptional growth and remains one of the UK’s strongest performing sectors and most active for M&A.

Rapidly evolving, high growth areas such as cloud computing, social media, contactless technology, mobile application, virtual reality, and wearable technology are generating a wave of activity in the sector, however there has also been significant consolidation taking place in the Managed Services sector, and this looks set to continue for the foreseeable future.

The Spectrum team has advised on a number of significant deals in the TMT sector. Our past deal experience and current areas of expertise include:

  • Managed service companies
  • Applications
  • Software development
  • Security
  • Converged communications
  • Digital media
  • Broadcast media
  • SaaS
  • Marketing services
  • Data & analytics

Spectrum Corporate Finance has a particular specialism in the sector and in 2018 welcomed Ed Wirgman to the team as Head of TMT. Previously UK Head of TMT and Director of M&A Advisory at KPMG, Ed is a senior and respected Corporate Finance professional with more than 14 years’ experience in his field. Ed’s experience ranges from multi-billion-pound international blue-chips, to small, owner managed businesses.

In addition, Ed has significant cross-border, private equity and growth capital experience, and an extensive network within the TMT industry, with investors in the UK, Europe and US.

Ed works alongside Iain McKenzie who joined Spectrum in 2015 as Director of TMT. With a 30 year career in technology encompassing both corporate life and his own businesses, Iain has established significant credibility and a strong network in the sector.

Originally starting out with Nortel Networks as UK Financial Director, he went on to start, grow and sell multiple technology businesses, including Personal Comms Europe (Sold to Martin Dawes) and the Mettoni Group Ltd (Sold to Enghouse Systems Inc.). As part of the sale of Mettoni, Iain assumed the position of President EMEA and ASIA and led on acquiring and integrating a number of cross border acquisitions.

For a confidential discussion about how we may help you though a transaction please contact us.

"Working with Spectrum was a pleasure. Right from the start they demonstrated their knowledge of the sector and how best to market the company for the most advantageous return for the shareholders. As with all deals there are ups and downs and throughout the process they kept things moving in the right direction, communicating with all parties and applying their knowledge and expertise through to completion." Joel Jervis, Managing Director, Deverill