Tech & Media Watch Blog

By Greg Leathem | 28 May 2020

Gaming and esports – Entertainment's new normal

When 12 million people tuned in to watch Travis Scott perform on Fortnite it became clear that gaming, the growth industry of the last decade, is one of the few industries that is thriving during the COVID-19 crisis.

By Yudhi Prasetyo | 11 May 2020

How SME Companies Can Prepare for New Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Regulations

New regulations on data privacy may catch especially small and medium-sized (SME) companies unawares and under-prepared. Indonesia provides an excellent example of the coming changes and how SME companies around the world can prepare.

By Scott Hendon | 27 April 2020

What PE-backed companies can expect from their investors

Private equity companies are working on the changes that need to be instigated in the light of the ongoing Covid crisis. Some of the changes will affect portfolio companies, including those in the technology, media, telecoms and life sciences. I have spent the last many weeks...

By David Yasukochi | 09 March 2020

Taxing the digital economy: find the answer to how new rules might affect your business

Global tax regulations for companies to fit the modern, digital economy used to share the fate of nuclear fusion. It was something that would soon become a reality and fundamentally change how things operated – and that had been the case for the last many, many years.Then 2019...

By Alex Lacobelli and Andrew Viner | 04 March 2020

Five Talent Challenges for Media & Entertainment Companies – and How to Solve Them

Although companies across the media & entertainment sector – and related sectors - are increasingly technology-driven, people remain the pivotal power behind growth, innovation and revenue. While the competition for top talent has always been intense, the advent of a new...

By Scott Hendon, Kevin Bianchi and Aftab Jamil | 13 February 2020

BDO Studies reveal where PE and tech CFOs agree, and disagree, on 2020 - and potential M&A

Two new BDO studies underline that technology company Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) and private equity (PE) leaders agree that changes are afoot. However, the two groups do not always see eye to eye on what those changes will mean. Areas of disagreement, such as the impact...

By Marc Reinecke | 16 December 2019

10 Due Diligence Challenges For Battery Energy Storage You Might Not Know About

Let us start with the good news: the price of battery energy storage systems is dropping rapidly – a trend that looks set to continue for years to come. The lower prices herald sweeping changes to how and where energy is produced, enabling integration of more renewable energy...

By Alvaro Marco, Beltrán Rivera and Sergio Quero | 10 December 2019

Meet The Trends That Will Define the eSports Market Between Now and 2025

Changes are afoot in the eSports market, and many disruptive developments are set to gather pace between now and 2025. Cumulatively, the trends will define much of a booming space which holds vast opportunities for companies across the technology, media and telecommunications ...

By Alvaro Marco, Beltrán Rivera and Sergio Quero | 11 November 2019

Who’s investing in e-sports - and what are they looking to achieve?

Companies across technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) are pursuing sponsorship agreements, acquisitions, advertising deals, and team creating in eSports.

By Alvaro Marco, Sergio Quero and Beltrán Rivera | 31 October 2019

Funding v partnerships – what’s right for your e-sports business

Get access to hard-to-target audiences, establish yourself in a booming industry and gain the potential to reap monetary rewards. The upsides of competitive computer gaming, often referred to as eSports, make it sound like a bit like an advert for Klondike, anno 1896.