Technology, Media and Telecommunications

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DEALS CLOSED

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Oaklins recognizes that rapid technological evolution, dramatic globalization and sector convergence are creating abundant M&A opportunities within the TMT industry. Whether you need access to Silicon Valley investors or the leading global media and technology companies, we will use our passion, creativity and global reach to achieve extraordinary valuations – and we have the track record to prove it. That's the Oaklins way.

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Oaklins TMT Specialists

Africa

South Africa, Johannesburg

Yaron Zimbler

Americas

Canada, Montreal

Jean-Patrick Larivière

Mexico, Mexico City

Alejandro Rocha

United States, Boston

Bradford A. Adams

United States, Chicago

Charles R. McLravy

United States, Cleveland

Andrew P. Male

United States, Dallas

Edward J. Dawson

United States, Jacksonville

Paul Dent

United States, Los Angeles

Christopher H. Park

United States, New York

Joanna Stone Herman

United States, Seattle

Scott Hardman

Asia Pacific

Australia, Sydney

Peter Fraser

China, Hong Kong

Adrian Bradbury

China, Shanghai

Edward Zhu

Japan, Tokyo

Taro Okayama

Singapore, Singapore

Alistair Burgoyne

Thailand, Bangkok

Yang Soon Lee

Europe and Middle East

Austria, Vienna

Christian Hurek

Belgium, Brussels

Nathalie Van Den Haute

Czech Republic, Prague

David Tajzich

Denmark, Copenhagen

Christian Leroy

Estonia, Tallinn

Lauri Isotamm

Finland, Helsinki

Claes von Heiroth

France, Paris

Thibaut de Monclin

Germany, Hamburg

Jan P. Hatje

Israel, Tel Aviv

Boaz Levi

Italy, Milan

Marco A. Vismara

Latvia, Riga

Valērija Lieģe

Lithuania, Vilnius

Šarūnas Skyrius

Netherlands, Amsterdam

Frederik van der Schoot

Norway, Oslo

Lars Wittrup

Poland, Warsaw

Maciej Szalaj

Russia, Moscow

Andrey Zaviyalov

Saudi Arabia, Riyadh

Maheur Mourali

Slovakia, Bratislava

Martin Smigura

Slovenia, Ljubljana

Jure Jelerčič

Spain, Madrid

José Falgás

Sweden, Stockholm

Johan Wiström

Switzerland, Bern

Roberto Tracia

Switzerland, Zurich

Jürg Stucker

United Kingdom, London

Linda Sullivan

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