Tech & Media Watch Blog

By Tom Mannion | 25 April 2022

How interest rates, inflation, and geopolitical uncertainty influence TMT M&A valuations

Technology, media, and telecommunication (TMT) companies are keenly aware of rising inflation and interest rates. Their influence on valuations is an eagerly discussed topic for both companies and investors.

By Jonathan Rowan | 25 February 2022

The future of telecoms and expansion of fibre networks: Interview with Jonathan Rowan

Jonathan Rowan, Partner at BDO in UK, considers the fast-changing world of the telecoms infrastructure and fibre sectors, highlighting the latest trends in telco investment.

By Dan McGeown and Laurie Dicker | 14 February 2022

Why transfer pricing is critical for the world’s premier tech hubs

Transfer pricing rules can be a central component for investments in the world’s premier tech hubs. Each hubs’ unique setup and legislation can impact both companies and investors.

By Peter Smithson | 07 February 2022

Where will Netflix head after computer games?

Consolidation, content wars, and new technologies are driving trends behind consolidation and M&A in the TV, film, and entertainment industry. Media giants are busy building out their platforms, thereby creating challenges and opportunities for fast-growing entrepreneurial...

By Peter Smithson | 24 January 2022

International tax incentive and grant options for the creative industries are near-endless – so how to choose?

TV and film productions may be eligible for more tax incentives and grants than many expect. Incentives and rebates – and related audit and tax documentation requirements - vary on a country and even state level.

By Vinesh Bharadwa | 18 January 2022

The evolution of Ed-tech: trends to watch in 2022

Vinesh Bharadwa, Partner at BDO, discusses how the evolution of Ed-tech has transformed the education sector forever.

By Paul Russell | 17 January 2022

What are the biggest changes to technology M&A and M&A processes in the UK due to COVID-19?

The move to exclusively digital deal-making was one of the biggest changes we saw in the UK during lockdowns. However, things are rapidly returning to pre-COVID levels of in-person meetings, particularly for key negotiations.

By Kristjan Puu | 10 January 2022

Why Estonia’s technology companies are worth twice its national budget

Companies and investors are drawn to Estonia’s rich technology ecosystem. The Baltic state’s success is founded on long-term, ambitious strategies, and M&A activity is increasing. However, investment success depends on understanding the opportunities and challenges found...

By Tony Spillett | 16 December 2021

Recruiting to fill the skills gap: Why you need to improve your tech recruitment strategy

Faced with a global skills gap, how do companies secure the tech talent they need to thrive now and in the future? BDO’s National Head of Technology and Media, Tony Spillett, offers his advice.

By Sebastian Stevens | 29 November 2021

What are the most significant changes to M&A and M&A processes due to COVID-19?

The move to all-digital deal negotiations and M&A processes stands out.