Game changers facing B2B telecom operators

As corporates digitalize, their technology transformation is opening the door for opportunities in B2B telecoms. While sector valuations are high, they nonetheless reflect strong growth profiles and the recurring revenues on offer in the market. In this paper, we look at the trends shaping B2B telecoms and driving consolidation in the sector. We explore how new communications technologies are challenging incumbent operators and creating opportunities for smaller players. And we look at the valuations and M&A drivers in the sector.

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A good time for solidarity dividends

The debate in France about whether dividends should be paid this year is healthy. However, it not only misses crucial nuances about dividends: it could also miss an opportunity for them to help solve our current crisis. In this feature, we argue for “solidarity dividends” to support vulnerable parts of our economy and society.

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Bryan, Garnier & Co promotes Stanislas de Gmeline to Partner

PARIS, 9 March 2020 – Bryan, Garnier & Co, the leading pan-European Investment Bank focusing on growth companies, is delighted to announce that Stanislas de Gmeline will become a Partner at the firm.

Stanislas has worked as Managing Director with Bryan, Garnier & Co’s Business Services practice since 2017.

Key transactions he has worked on at the firm include Hg’s investment in smartTrade, the Groupe Crédit Agricole acquisition of Linxo, Keensight’s investment in Sogelink, Ingenico Group’s carve-out of its French healthcare business to Andera Partners, the IK Investment Partners acquisition of Recocash and the sale of Quality Insurance Services to CNP Assurances.

Before joining Bryan, Garnier & Co, Stanislas, spent 10 years in investment banking working for both bulge brackets banks (HSBC, Credit Suisse) and independent M&A boutiques in London and Paris, as well as 7 years in venture capital and small-cap LBO investment for private banks. He is also the Founder of Valbrenne Finance, an independent Corporate Finance advisory boutique dedicated to entrepreneurs and family offices.

Greg Revenu, Managing Partner, Bryan, Garnier & Co comments: “The promotion of Stanislas to Partner recognizes his immensely valuable contribution to the firm since he joined us in 2017. At Bryan, Garnier & Co he has built on his excellent track record in investment banking and been a key player in numerous high-value transactions over the past year. His entrepreneurial spirit has proven to be a perfect match for our business ambitions and culture”.

Stanislas holds a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD as well as a Master’s Degree in Political Sciences from Sciences Po, in Paris where he majored in Economics and Finance.

About Bryan, Garnier & Co

Bryan, Garnier & Co is a European, full-service growth-focused independent investment banking partnership founded in 1996. The firm provides equity research, sales and trading, private and public capital raising as well as M&A services to growth companies and their investors. It focuses on key growth sectors of the economy including Technology, Healthcare, Consumer and Business Services. Bryan, Garnier & Co is a fully registered broker dealer authorized and regulated by the FCA in Europe and the FINRA in the U.S. Bryan, Garnier & Co is headquartered in London, with additional offices in Paris, Munich, Stockholm, Oslo and Reykjavik as well as New York and Palo Alto. The firm is a member of the London Stock Exchange.

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Cybersecurity

As IT infrastructure evolves, so does the threat landscape. The spread of cloud services, mobile computing and internet of things (IoT) devices has created an increasingly distributed infrastructure that is more vulnerable to cyberattacks. In this paper, we explore how the cybersecurity industry is evolving its solutions to deal with this new landscape, from endpoint detection and response to the new paradigm of cyber threat intelligence and orchestration.

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