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By Jakob Sand | 04 October 2017

FDs have a wealth of experience which can add great value to a cybersecurity strategy.

They  approach cybersecurity from a holistic business angle, integrating risk management, ERP, compliance, reporting, valuation and business continuity.


By Jakob Sand | 02 October 2017

Bots And Virtual Assistants Could End Advertising As We Know It

Virtual assistants and chat bots come in many shapes and sizes. Most probably known Amazon’s Alexa or Facebook’s M assistant. The border between chat bots and virtual assistants is sketchy at best. In this article, I use the term virtual assistant (VA) to talk about systems...


By Tony Spillett | 10 September 2017

What does 17 Years Of Tech Track 100 Reveal About UK Tech Companies?

The 2017 Tech Track 100 of private technology companies sets several records. It also highlights how fast-growing technology companies are a driving force in the UK economy.


By Andrew Viner | 06 September 2017

How Outdoor Advertising Is Moving Into The 21st Century

It has taken Ocean Outdoor just five years to become both a leading company in – and a wizened veteran of - digital out of home advertising (OOH). A status achieved due to the industry’s fast pace and constantly evolving possibilities and opportunities.


By Andrew Viner | 04 September 2017

The future has arrived – That Billboard is Looking Back at You

New technology, capable of identifying who is looking, is bringing about a renaissance for out-of-home (OOH) advertising, as the industry shows early signs of an uptake in M&A activity.


By Tony Spillett | 24 July 2017

After Brexit: UK Tech, Telco and Media M&A Shows Immediate Resilience

BDO M&A data for the 12 months that have passed since the Brexit vote may come as surprises to some. For one, deal totals in the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sectors shot up in the second half of 2016. Deal totals across domestic and international mergers and...


By Christian Goetz | 19 July 2017

An Australian Look at Risks Facing Telecoms

In connection with the publication of the third annual BDO Telecoms Risk Factor report, I spoke with my colleague and telecoms expert Sebastian Stevens, Partner, Corporate Finance BDO Australia. The conversation covered general risks facing the telecoms industry today, as well...


By Christian Goetz | 17 July 2017

BDO experts: here are the smart telecoms acquisitions from the last 12 months

The publication of BDO’s annual Telecoms Risk Factor report is a good opportunity to look at telecoms’ M&A activity. As mentioned several places in the report, telecoms have been spending big on M&A throughout 2016, as well as in early 2017. Part of the reason is that...


By Christian Goetz | 10 July 2017

Is Big Tech Looking To Steal More Than Half Of Telecoms’ Internet Market?

Big tech companies are taking to the skies, as the market for small satellites keeps growing. Their ventures could revolutionise internet access – but hold potential dangers for telecommunication companies.


By Christian Goetz | 27 June 2017

What is sending Telecoms Industry Risks to DEFCON 2?

Ask any telecommunications company, and they will tell you that the risks potentially affecting their business are growing.