One of the thriving industries within the global M&A landscape is Technology, Media & Telecom. Artificial intelligence, robotics, autonomous vehicles and digitalisation are becoming undeniable realities, leading to a higher level of technology brought into our daily lives. Although traditional players continuously focus on the future, start-ups demonstrate that scalable technological innovations can grow fast at the expense of their large competitors. Following the TMT sector closely and completing transactions within the sector enabled Clairfield Belgium to identify in-market consolidation, convergence and international access as key drivers within the sector.
The Technology, Media & Telecom specialists at Clairfield Belgium understand the sector dynamics and have a clear view on opportunities and threats. We combine our expertise with the wider Clairfield International network and outside experts in strategic positions to enable successful outcomes for our clients. We foster our relationships on both a national and a global scale.
Being a part of the Clairfield International network allows us access to relevant intelligence in the TMT, but also the ability to compose tailor made deal teams swiftly to service your needs in mergers and acquisitions advisory or growth financing. We provide independent and professional financial advice and manage transactions such as the purchase, sale or delisting of enterprises. As entrepreneurs serving entrepreneurs, we are result orientated and strive to get our clients the best possible deal.
Technology, Media & Telecom related transactions
advised on a EUR 24.7m equity raise
Belgian Mobile ID recently closed a EUR 24.7m fundraising with six of its existing shareholders and FPIM-SPFI, as a new shareholder owned by the Belgian government who acquires 20% of the shares through its EUR 14.5m investment. Clairfield Belgium has successfully advised Belgian Mobile ID in the fundraising and the selection of the new shareholder. Belgian Mobile ID offers digital identification, authentication and signing services through its mobile application itsme®. The proceeds will be used to further nurture growth in both domestic and international markets. It was recently announced that itsme® serves as authentication means to log in to the CovidSafe.be application launched by the Belgian government, allowing Belgians to consult their Covid certificate.
Clairfield Benelux advised the shareholders of FrontMen and NonDutch in attracting an investor. Independent investor Auxilium Capital acquired Front Men and NonDutch, fast-growing consultancy organisations helping blue-chip customers build state-of-the-art customer facing enterprise applications.
Clairfield Benelux advised financial investor, Auxilium Capital and co-investors Luc Brandts and Robert Pijselman on the arrangement of the bank funding concerning the acquisition of Software Improvement Group (SIG). SIG was founded in 2000 as a spin-off of CWI, the Netherlands’ national research institute for mathematics and computer science. SIG operates a unique software evaluation laboratory that provides visibility in the quality of enterprise software, addresses software risks and controls the output of newly developed software.
Intersaction acquired PQR and 2ML from Gilde Equity Management Benelux and other sellers. Clairfield Benelux advised private equity investor Intersaction and co-investors Luc Brandts and Robert Pijselman on the arrangement of bank facilities for the acquisitions of PQR and 2ML. PQR is an IT infrastructure specialist, focused on designing, supplying, implementing and migrating workspaces, datacenters and cloud solutions for mid- and large sized organisations. 2ML is an IT managed services company, specialised in IT outsourcing, cloud services and datacenter services.
Clairfield Benelux advised private equity investor Intersaction and co-investors Luc Brandts and Robert Pijselman on the arrangement of bank facilities for the investment in 5W Storage Services. 5W Storage Services is a fast growing IT company providing specialised IT services and solutions for the protection and security of data. The company is active in the design and maintenance of IT infrastructure, mobile security, and disaster recovery systems.
growth capital raising
Clairfield Benelux advised the shareholders of Blink Holding in attracting growth capital from BeLeave Capital for further expansion of the company. Blink Education develops innovative digital teaching methods, designed to increase the involvement of pupils in the learning process. Blink Education is the first educational publisher to offer methods that can be used entirely in a digital environment.