Could your fintech, AI, IoT or VR/AR company be an acquisition target as disruptive technology continues to transform the global economy?

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Date:         Thursday, 21st September 2017

Venue:     Osborne Clarke LLP, One London Wall, London DX 466 LD6

Time:       04.00 – 7.00 pm

New financial technologies, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual and Augmented Reality are reshaping business and society and creating new mergers and acquisition opportunities.

The companies that are disrupting and driving the change might not be the ones you would expect, as organisations rush to reshape themselves to take advantage of hyperconnected infrastructure, autonomous vehicles, advanced robotics and new financial, trading and retailing models.

Tech and consumer businesses alike are active buyers.  But who are they and what exactly are they buying?  Could your firm be a target? How much might buyers be willing to pay for your organisation or your IP?

This event is aimed at owners and senior executives at technology companies that are interested in learning more about the current tech M&A space, as well as the M&A process from a legal and financial perspective.

At the briefing, you will receive detailed information and exclusive Hampleton Partners research reports about the above segments – recent transactions, deal analytics, trends, background information on major acquisitions, details of the leading buyer’s activities including TOP-10 Acquirer lists, 2017/2018 outlook and more.



Jonathan Simnett, Director

Jonathan has been involved in the enterprise technology business for over three decades, managing and turning around existing business and helping management and their investors in fast-growth technology segments to grow, manage change, enter markets, transfer technologies, acquire, merge and sell. He’s worked with large and public infrastructure and system integration companies including: AT&T, Avaya, BroadSoft, BT, C&W, Cisco, HP, Global Switch, GMC, Huawei, Informix, Infosys, Intel, Myriad Group, Novell, IBM, IGT,  Nortel, OpenReach, Pace, TCS, and Sybase. In addition, he has also worked with fast growth and venture-backed companies taking many to trade sale/public offering including: Calyx, Cambridge Cognition, CloudApps, Concateno, e2v technologies, Ecotricity, Engensa, free2give, Getjar, Holition, Intuwave, Interoute, Logicalis, Medelinked,  Multiven, Natural Machines, NMQA, Qinec, Socialbakers, Thorn Medical and Zomm. He holds a Master’s degree in Science and Technology Policy from The University of Manchester, attended the Stanford Graduate School of Business and blogs on technology innovation, marketing and management  at`The World According to WestFour`.


Adrian Bott, Partner and head of the firm’s Digital Business sector group at Osborne Clarke

As a corporate lawyer, he specialises in corporate finance, public and private M&A and corporate joint ventures. Within these specialisms, Adrian has worked in the convergence of technology, mobile, communications, media and the internet for more than 20 years, predominantly acting for communications, digital media and online businesses and the institutions that fund them. With clients ranging from early-stage to listed multi-nationals amongst the corporates and from family offices to VC and private equity funds amongst the institutions, Adrian has extensive experience of complex domestic and multi-jurisdictional transactions and has been involved in many of the “milestone” transactions in the digital business arena.



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