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Consulting firm BroadGroup, are delighted to announce that British venture capitalist Jon Moulton, chairman of Finncap, and turnaround firm Better Capital, will be keynoting at the 8th Finance and Investment Forum for Datacentre, Hosting and Cloud taking place in London 22 January 2015.

The one-day forum brings together stakeholders and players across finance and investment including private equity firms, hedge funds, investors, bankers and analysts, with public and privately owned cloud services, carrier neutral and carrier owned operational companies, government and regional investment authorities, property interests, and law firms to assess the market outlook and identify key opportunities, types of finance available, M&A and business models.

The event will also include a special briefing by leading infrastructure developer Chayora, based in Hong Kong with a primary focus on building Data Centre platforms in China. The Chayora China Breakfast Briefing will provide an up-to-date insight into the scale and opportunities offered by China along with an analysis of the market entry options available and a commentary on the many challenges to be addressed.

Speakers announced also include Oliver Jones, CEO, Chayora, Jonathan Berney, COO, Chayora, Steve Wallage, managing director, BroadGroup Consulting, Constantinos Shiatis, principal banker, Information & Communication Technologies Team (ICT) European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Marko Galic, principal banker, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Maurice Patrick, managing director, Barclays Capital, David Rowe, ceo, Black Green Capital, MarionHoward-Healy, senior consultant, BroadGroup, Grethe Viksaas, ceo, Basefarm, Milan Radia, managing director, Equity Research, Jefferies International, Antoine Chemali, cio, Digital World Capital, and Joost Goderie, managing director, Rabo Bouwfonds Communication Infrastructure Fund.

“Publicly quoted stock in the datacentre sector has reached around US$40 billion globally,” commented Steve Wallage, managing director, BroadGroup Consulting. “However privately owned businesses, and enterprise owned assets suggest that the true global value is exponentially higher. This forum is the only meeting of its kind and we encourage investors to exploit its unparalleled networking opportunities.”

Researched and produced by consulting firm BroadGroup the first forum took place at the Cass Business School in London in 2007 and since then it has become recognized as the only annual international meeting point for investors, operators, professional intermediaries and legal counsel focused on the datacentre and cloud industry.

Consistently attracting a high level audience, the Finance and Investment Forum London offers several critical advantages to all attendees: exposure to key investors (providing often difficult or rare opportunities for many companies across the sector); exposure to key influencers (such as the key players to support fund raising or an IPO; high level analysis of the market for datacentre and cloud assets, company valuations and investor experience and unparalleled networking among the representatives attending.

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