TMT - Our Expertise

Highlights of some of our TMT sector transactions include advising:

  • Hutchison Whampoa (the parent of Three UK) on the acquisition of O2 UK from Telefónica  for £10.25bn
  • KDDI Corporation and Sumitomo Corporation on establishing a telecoms joint venture in Myanmar with Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications (the incumbent telecoms operator in Myanmar); Sumitomo, KDDI and MPT will work together to upgrade MPT’s existing telecoms networks and conduct MPT’s retail and wholesale telecoms service business in Myanmar
  • Vodafone on of its EUR7.7bn voluntary public tender offer for Kabel Deutschland Holding AG (KDH). KDH is Germany’s leading triple play cable provider, providing television, telephony and broadband services to approximately 8.5m connected households in 13 of Germany’s 16 federal states
  • Rakuten, the third largest e-commerce company globally and largest in Japan, on its acquisitions of the pioneering messaging and VoIP company Viber, the French e-commerce logistics business, Alpha Direct Services, video-on-demand operator, Wukai.tv and play.com 
  • Intel Corporation on the EU competition aspects of its USD 16.7bn acquisition of Altera's leading field-programmable gate array (FPGA) technology; Intel’s largest acquisition to date
  • Microsoft Corporation on the USD2.5bn acquisition of the Mojang Group holding the rights to the video game Minecraft 
  • Prime Focus World N.V., a subsidiary of Prime Focus Limited (a global visual entertainment services provider) on its merger with Double Negative Holdings Limited, one of the largest visual effects services providers to the global film industry, creating what is indisputably the world’s largest independent VFX, stereo conversion and animation company serving the Hollywood film industry