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TMT Investment Banking

Technology, Media and Telecommunications - one of the most sought after groups in investment banking.

What is TMT investment banking?

TMT stands for Technology, Media, and Telecommunications, so the TMT investment banking group covers clients in those industries.  Investment banking services provided to these clients include equity and debt capital raising, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, risk management, and other advisory mandates.

The TMT sector is rapidly growing and is becoming a common target for PE firms and venture capitalists, as well as investment bankers. When thinking of a modern startup, it’s not hard to imagine a software or game developer.

 

TMT investment banking media

 

What Companies are Included in the TMT Investment Banking Group?

The Technology, Media, and Telecommunications (TMT) group can be further broken down into more specific industries, which include the following:

  • Technology
    • Electronics / hardware
    • Software
    • Video games
    • Internet
  • Media
    • Cable companies
    • TV and movie studios
    • Magazines
    • Newspapers (online and offline), newsletters, and other periodicals
  • Telecom
    • Wireless service providers
    • Cable providers
    • Internet signal providers
    • Radio stations

 

Popularity of the TMT Investment Banking Group

With the recent rise of massively popular TMT companies such as Google (Alphabet), Facebook, Apple, Alibaba, and Amazon (notice how many of them start with an “A”?), it’s no wonder that the TMT group is the most widely sought after by new IB analysts and associates.

 

How to get a job in TMT IBD?

We’ve got a wide range of resources to get you ready for a career as an analyst or associate on the TMT Investment Banking team.

Financial modeling guide – check out our free guide to financial modeling best practices!

E-commerce Course – take our E-commerce financial modeling and valuation course to really stand out in the hiring process

 

Additional resources

Thank you for reading CFI’s guide to TMT investment banking…aka the TMT group. To continue advancing your career in corporate finance, these additional resources will help you along the way:

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