Telecommunications, Media & Technology 

Telecommunications, Media & Technology 

Partnering start-ups and MNCs in Asia’s TMT sector

Telecommunications, Media & Technology 

Partnering start-ups and MNCs in Asia’s TMT sector

At a glance

DBS’ Telecommunications, Media & Technology (TMT) industry team provides a complete range of financial services solutions through our dedicated team of industry experts. DBS offers a full suite of corporate and investment banking services to clients in the TMT sector, including extensive coverage of several key sub sectors throughout Asia.

global telecommunications media and technology footprint

Telecommunications

Telecom tower operators, telecom infrastructure and equipment vendors, wireless operators, fixed line operators, subsea cable operators, data centre operators, mobile virtual network operators, and airtime and SIM card retailers

Media

Geo-stationary satellite operators, cable and satellite TV operators, internet streaming providers, broadcasting service providers, content providers, internet/social media companies, e-commerce and payment platforms, publishers/distributors, games publishers, and advertising platforms

Technology

Hardware

Wafer manufacturers, semiconductor equipment manufacturer and semiconductor related services, fabless semiconductor companies, foundries, memory components manufacturers, integrated device manufacturers and integrated circuit designers and manufacturers, outsourced semiconductor assembly and test companies, passive components manufacturers, printed circuit board manufacturers, display manufacturers, original device and equipment manufacturers, electronics manufacturing services providers, hardware distributors and retailers, and robotics and drones manufacturers.


Software

Software product and development service providers, information technology services companies, business process outsource companies, artificial intelligence/data analytics/big data companies, cloud computing companies, managed services providers and data centres.


Platforms

To provide a range of services to Tech Start-ups, early stage and mature companies, including:

  • Series B to Pre-IPO Fund Raising Advisory
  • IPO Fund Raising
  • M&A Advisory Services
  • Structured Debt Financing
  • Transaction Banking Services
  • Ecosystem Partnership
Our solutions
  • Financing

    We offer a range of solutions to support your loan syndication and working capital needs

  • Advisory

    Leverage our expertise in strategic advisory, deal making, project finance and acquisition financing

  • Treasury

    Access innovative hedging solutions to mitigate foreign exchange and interest rate risks

  • Transaction Services

    Cash management, trade finance, supply chain finance and custody services all in one place

  • Capital Markets

    We are a leader in offering global debt and equity financing through our full-service solutions

Client stories

Platinum Equity 

"We have been working with DBS since 2013 and the relationship continues to grow. In 2018, DBS served as sole financial advisor and MLA to co-lead the financing for our acquisition of PCI Limited. DBS’s TMT team helped us critically and thoroughly assess PCI’s prospects in the sector and brought together a wide range of the bank’s resources. The team came through for us on both the M&A advisory mandate and the financing, which contributed to a successful transaction.
 

We look forward to continuing to work with DBS to evaluate new investment opportunities and to explore strategic solutions for our existing portfolio companies in Asia."


SPH REIT

"SPH REIT's long-standing relationship with DBS dates back all the way to 2013 when we first listed. DBS was instrumental in providing us with their continual support and serving our banking needs throughout the IPO journey till to-date. In particular, DBS institutional banking team has been providing us with exceptional service, partnering us in strategic funding requirements as well as corporate banking and hedging solutions.
 

We look forward to more future collaborations ahead as we grow our relationship and strengthen our ties with DBS."


PT Tower Bersama Infrastructure Tbk

"DBS Bank’s knowledge of Telecommunications, Media and Technology sectors in general and, in particular, the tower business enables them to provide us with leading edge support across our loans and the debt capital markets. Their appreciation of the business distinguishes them among other banks and positions them as our go to partner.
 

We thank the team for their continued support towards our growth and look forward to many more years of partnership!"


Lenovo Group Limited 

"Lenovo has been very satisfied with the way DBS has worked to ensure the solution meets their specific needs. To cater to Lenovo’s specific requirements for further scalability, DBS enhanced its online capabilities within its IDEAL Supply Chain Finance platform to enable Lenovo to upload, manage invoices and facilitate payments to suppliers seamlessly and effortlessly. Lenovo’s suppliers can also view the payment statuses in real-time via this online platform. With the positive results experienced, Lenovo is now in the process of expanding the supplier finance programme to cover more suppliers in Asia.
 

DBS has been very open, listened to our requirements and made sure the details work ... We have therefore achieved our targets in a timely manner."


Deals

Structured, Leveraged and Acquisition Financing

  • 2020 – Mandated Lead Arranger for acquisition financing amounting to an aggregate of US$331 million Bridge Loan Facility in relation to Centratama Group’s acquisition of Telecom Towers in Indonesia
  • 2019 – Joint Lead Arranger, Joint Bookrunner and Co-Documentation Agents for acquisition financing amounting to an aggregate US$15.5 billion Syndicated Term Loan Facilities in relation Broadcom Inc.’s acquisition of Symantec Corporation’s enterprise security business
  • 2019 – Mandated Arranger for acquisition financing facilities amounting to an aggregate US$165 million in relation to Platinum Equity’s acquisition of PCI Limited

Equity and Debt Capital Markets 

  • 2020 – Joint Lead Manager & Bookrunner for SingTel Group Treasury Pte Ltd’s US$750 million Senior Unsecured Notes
  • 2020 – Joint Lead Manager & Bookrunner for Lenovo Group Limited’s US$650 million Senior Unsecured Notes
  • 2020 – Joint Lead Manager & Bookrunner for Broadcom Inc US$4.5 billion Senior Unsecured Notes
  • 2017 – NetLink NBN Trust's S$2.3 billion IPO in Singapore

Strategic Advisory

  • 2019 – Joint Financial Adviser to Broadcom Inc. on their US$10.7 billion acquisition of Symantec enterprise security business
  • 2019 – Sole Financial Adviser to Pagani Holding III Limited (a special purpose vehicle of Platinum Equity) on their S$265 million acquisition of PCI Limited
  • 2018 – Sole Financial Adviser to UST Global on Temasek Holding’s strategic investment for a minority stake in UST Global Inc
  • 2017 – Joint Financial Adviser to SingPost on Alibaba’s S$187 million strategic investment in SingPost

Awards
the asset asset asian awards 2019

The Asset 

Infrastructure Awards

  • Telecom Deal of the Year, Myanmar, 2019
    TPG Global acquisition financing for Pan Asia Majestic Eagle Limited

Country Awards

  • Best Acquisition Finance, Myanmar, 2019 
    PAMEL Holdings US$185 million acquisition and revolving credit facilities / Pan Asia Majestic Eagle Limited US$100 million term loan facilities
  • Best Privatisation, Singapore, 2019
    Joint offer by SPH and Keppel Corporation to privatise M1 Limited for S$1.9 billion 
  • Best Equity Linked, China, 2019
    Lenovo Group US$675 million convertible bonds
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Asian Banking and Finance

NetLink NBN Trust's S$2.3 billion IPO
Equity Deal of the year, Singapore, 2018

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Adam Smith Awards Asia 

ByteDance Inc
Harnessing the Power of Technology Winner, 2019

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Get in touch
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From overseas: +65 6222 2200
In Singapore: 1800 222 2200
Operating hours: 8.30am to 8.30pm, Mon - Fri (excluding PH)

Market experts

Global

12 Marina Boulevard, Level 46
DBS Asia Central @ Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3
Singapore 018982

China

Units 1301, 1701 & 1801
DBS Bank Tower
No. 1318 Lujiazui Ring Road Pudong New Area
Shanghai 200120

Hong Kong

11th Floor, The Center
99 Queen’s Road Central

Taiwan

15F - 17F, Nos 32 & 36
Songren Road Xinyi District
Taipei City 110