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  • How software companies can optimise a Telecoms acquisition
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How software companies can optimise a Telecoms acquisition

12 October 2020

Scott Rodie , Partner, BDO Canada; Head of Global Technology, Media & Entertainment,Telecommunications teams |
Christian Goetz , Partner, BDO Germany; Leader, Global Telecommunications team |

Software companies and telecoms companies find themselves confronted with new challenges and opportunities. Covid-19’s impact creates a need for reacting to urgent business threats, such as cash flow and liquidity issues. Accelerating digital transformation and integrating new technologies while ensuring supply chain resilience are other areas most must prioritise. Simultaneously, companies and industries are coming to grips with a slowly emerging ‘new normal,’ which could be rich in opportunities to realise their companies’ full potential – if approached correctly.

For software companies, a telecoms acquisition can lead to many benefits and opportunities inside organisations primed for growth. COVID-19 has increased demand for telecommunication services such as remote working and home entertainment, and expanded the use of broadband services, voice traffic, and video streaming. These changes are causing a shift in telecoms companies’ investment strategies around network reliability and future 5G rollouts.

However, software companies risk seeing increased growth, innovation boosts, access to new customers, and possible business synergies being negated by challenges before, during, and after an acquisition process. Insights about what to expect from an acquisition, how to optimise the acquisition process, and get the results you are hoping for are crucial to avoid such disappointments.

We have prepared a guide to help you prepare for your tech company to be acquired by a telecoms company.

Download the guide now.