Telecommunications, Media & Technology

    About Us

     

    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. Our products and services include arranging and underwriting of debt financing transactions, equity financing, corporate advisory, and hedging solutions.

     

    Key sectors

    Through our experienced team of professionals, DBS offers specialised, in-depth industry knowledge and experience across the entire TMT sector, including extensive coverage of several key sub sectors as follows:

    • Telecommunications: wireless operators, wireline operators, telecom tower operators, telecom equipment suppliers, handset suppliers, wimax operators, and subsea cable operators
    • Media: cable and satellite TV operators, print media companies, Internet media companies, content providers, and satellite companies
    • Technology: hardware and software sub sectors
      • Hardware: wafer manufacturers, foundry, IC design, semiconductor assembly and test companies, integrated design manufacturers, electronic manufacturing services companies, original design and manufacturing companies, design houses and fabless semiconductor companies, and consumer electronics companies
      • Software: software services and BPO companies, managed services providers and data centres

    Significant deals we have worked on recently

    • Equity and Debt Capital Markets
      • SingTel Group Treasury Pte Ltd’s USD 500 million medium term notes issue (2018)
      • Lenovo Group Limited’s USD 750 million medium term notes issue (2018)
      • NetLink NBN Trust's SGD 2.3 billion IPO in Singapore (2017)
      • PT Sarana Menara Nusantara Tbk’s IDR 5.4 trillion placement in Indonesia (2017)
      • Telstra Corporation Limited’s USD 500 million medium term notes issue (2017)
      • Dr. Peng Holding Hongkong Limited’s USD 500 million senior notes issue (2017)
      • Starhub Limited’s SGD 200 million subordinated perpetual securities issue (2017)
      • Huawei’s USD 1 billion guaranteed notes issue (2017)
    • Corporate Lending/Syndicated Loans
      • Hong Kong NetEase Interactive Entertainment Limited’s USD 500 million syndicated revolving credit facility (2018)
      • Lenovo Group Limited’s USD 1.5 billion syndicated revolving credit facility (2018)
      • Nexperia Holding B.V.’s USD 800 million syndicated term loan facility (2018)
      • JD.com Inc.'s USD 1 billion syndicated term and revolving credit facilities (2017)
    • Structured Finance/Leveraged Finance/Acquisition Finance
      • Acquisition financing facility of USD 150 million syndicated term loan and revolving credit facilities for Capital Square Partners’ acquisition of Aegis (2017)
      • Structured financing facilities for Jiangsu Changjiang Electronics Technology Co Ltd.’s SGD 1.0 billion cross-border acquisition of STATS ChipPAC Ltd. (2015)
      • Acquisition financing facility of USD 150 million for a private equity consortium’s acquisition of Aditya Birla Minacs World Limited (2014)
    • Financial Advisory / Strategic Advisory
      • Sole financial adviser to UST Global on Temasek Holding’s strategic investment for a minority stake in UST Global Inc (2018)
      • Joint financial adviser to SingPost on Alibaba’s SGD 187 million strategic investment in SingPost (2017)
      • Sole financial adviser to SingPost on Alibaba’s SGD 313 million strategic investment for a minority stake in SingPost (2014)
      • Sole financial adviser to SingPost on a joint venture with Alibaba in respect of the international e-commerce logistics business (2014)

    Our customers’ experience with us:

     

    “We were introduced to DBS Bank’s Institutional Banking Group – Telecommunications, Media and Technology team in early 2017 to assist with our refinancing requirements. In the midst of our discussions, based on their knowledge of the industry and wealth of transactional experience, DBS had explored options for us to bring in an experienced strategic partner who would complement the fast development and growth of our company.

    With DBS’ strong portfolio of contacts with investors globally, we were introduced to Temasek. A fruitful long-term relationship with DBS Bank has since formed as we were subsequently also introduced to DBS’ Strategic Advisory team who had also ensured that the transaction, delivered seamlessly across both of DBS’ teams, was smoothly executed. We closed the transaction in June 2018 and welcomed the partnership with Temasek, which would allow us to further achieve our strategic objectives. We appreciate the continued efforts of DBS to deliver beyond expectation.”

     

    - UST Global

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    “We commenced our relationship with DBS in 2013 when they provided us with a strategic financing solution for our investments. Since then, our relationship with DBS has grown significantly and we have sought the partnership of DBS for various other transactions and purposes which extend beyond acquisition financing to cover both corporate banking and hedging solutions, amongst others.

    In 2017, we had concluded another standout acquisition by acquiring Aegis, a global business process outsource (BPO) services company serving major clients in the Telecommunications, Technology, Media, Banking Financial Services and Insurance, Travel and Logistics, Retail and E-commerce, and Public sectors. Throughout the financing process, DBS has consistently provided their support, and demonstrated their ability to be highly collaborative and relationship-led, without compromise to execution timelines. Following this acquisition, our second buyout in the BPO services sector since 2014, we see significant opportunities to leverage and grow Aegis’ Southeast Asian capabilities through our extensive domain experience.

    We look forward to growing this relationship with DBS and congratulate them on their well-deserved awards of being the Best Bank in the World and Best Digital Bank!”

     

    - Capital Square Partners

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    “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.”

     

    - Lenovo Group Ltd

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