Technology, Media, Telecom

Our Technology, Media and Telecommunications group provides insights and services covering a wide range of industries, from electronics to software to Internet to wireless and cable companies, and financial technology.

Over the past 20 years, Corning Services established itself as a long-term partner for telecom carriers, utility companies and other owners or operators of critical IT and telecom networks. Services include network monitoring, maintenance and operational support as well as design, project management, commissioning and system integration. Headquartered in Hannover, Germany, the Company employs c.80 highly skilled FTEs.

Since its foundation in 1998 as Quante Netzwerke, the Company has been acquired first by 3M and later by Corning. With the support of its new shareholder, Corning Services plans to accelerate growth in Germany and enter other European countries, benefiting from strong sector tailwind and a still fragmented competitive landscape.

“We thank Naif and his management team for their excellent work over the past years. We are convinced, that Chequers Capital will be a fantastic new majority owner, who will make available all necessary resources to further develop the business in the interest of its employees and clients.” Stephen Miller, VP Strategy at Corning Inc.

Wagram assisted Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) in the carve-out and sale of Corning Services GmbH through an organized process for identifying the most relevant partner for the company.

 


Wagram was exclusive sell-side advisor to Corning Incorporated.


 

Based in Madrid and Barcelona, Learnlight is an EdTech company that provides language and skills training to business learners worldwide. Learnlight has developed a unique software platform allowing to manage automatically the whole lifecycle of blended virtual, face-to-face and digital training programs with learners and trainers. Learnlight employs 220+ staff and 1000+ trainers worldwide operating in 150 countries. Clients include blue-chip companies such as Deutsche Telecom, Ericsson, PWC, GlobalEnglish, Coca-Cola, Siemens, Oxford University Press, SEAT, Ricoh, Orange, and Inditex.

The investment of Beech Tree Private Equity, a leading high-growth private equity fund, will allow Learnlight to further develop organically and through acquisitions in Europe. “We have been extremely impressed with the digital learning platform that the team have created and their very strong competitive position in the market. We are backing a team that has the genuine ambition and ability to build a market-leading business in a very large and growing global market for language and skills training.” said Andy Marsh, Managing Partner at Beech Tree Private Equity. Benjamin Joseph, Co-founder and CEO of Learnlight added: “We are delighted that Beech Tree are on board to support our growth plans, both organically and through acquisition. We believe we have found the ideal investment partners as they understand the sector, share our strategic ambitions, and have already contributed huge value to the business.”

Wagram Corporate Finance, with the help of its dedicated TMT team and its international network, advised the shareholders of Learnlight through an organized process for identifying the most relevant partner for the company and its shareholders in Europe and North America.

 


Wagram served as financial advisor to Learnlight.


 

Cellfish is one of the largest mobile Internet media groups in France, providing video, music, apps and casual gaming content to mobile subscribers on a subscription basis through proprietary brands.

Started within the Lagardère group in 2004, Cellfish has developed over the years a unique know-how in the publishing, aggregation and distribution of content for mobile phones, as well as a very strong expertise in mobile internet traffic acquisition, analysis and monetization.


Wagram was exclusive sell-side advisor to Bandsintown Inc.


 

Voyages-sncf.com is the largest reseller of train tickets in Europe and was at that time present in the flight tickets distribution business only through Liligo. Following a strategic repositioning, voyages-sncf.com decided to explore strategic options related to Liligo.

Wagram Corporate Finance advised the SNCF Group for this transaction, which ultimately lead to the sale of Liligo to Odigeo. The Odigeo group (BME:EDR), based in Spain, is the largest Online Travel Agent in Europe, operating the edreams, opodo and govoyages portals.


Wagram was exclusive sell-side advisor to SNCF Group.


 

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