Telecom, Media & Technology
7i Capital’s TMT sector team focuses on advisory to deep tech companies as well as scaled up businesses , whether advising on a growth strategy, fundraising, or on selling a business. We work collaboratively with wide range of businesses across different segments mentioned below along with traditional business.
Our focus areas:
India is amongst the fastest growing Fintech markets in the world. Of the 2,100+ FinTechs existing in India today, over 67% have been setup in the last 5 years.
Indian FinTech industry valued at $ 50-60 Bn in FY20 and is estimated at ~$ 150 Bn by 2025.
The Fintech transaction value size is set to grow from US$ 66 Bn in 2019 to US$ 138 Bn in 2023, at a CAGR of 20%.
The Indian Fintech industry ecosystem sees a wide range of subsegments, including Payments, Lending, Wealth Technology (WealthTech), Personal Finance Management, Insurance Technology (InsurTech), Regulation Technology (RegTech), etc.
The Fintech sector in India has seen cumulative funding of ~$27.6 bn.
As of October 2021, India’s Unified Payments Interface (UPI) has seen participation of 261 banks and has recorded 4.21 Bn monthly transactions worth over $100 Bn in October’21.
In the software segment, 7i focuses both on traditional software companies and Enterprise software (SaaS) companies which are providing software as a service.
The software market in India is estimated to surpass USD 8.2 billion by the end of the calendar year 2021.
DeepTech refers to start-ups whose business models are based on high-tech innovation using recent technological advances in multiple areas. At present, 19% of tech start-ups are leveraging DeepTech solutions to build product competencies for their market expansion.
Deeptech domains include AI & Machine Learning, Advanced Manufacturing (3d printing etc), Biotechnology & Nanotechnology, Blockchain, CleanTech, Drones & Robotics, Quantum Computing, Photonics & Electronics, Space tech, IoT, Semiconductors, Proptech.
India’s IT industry contributed around 7.7% to the country’s GDP and is expected to contribute 10% to India’s GDP by 2025. The IT Services in India is expecting to grow to US$20 bn by 2025. The IT industry in India is the largest employer within the private sector. In FY20, the IT industry in India employed over 4 mn personnel directly.
The Indian Media and Entertainment (M&E) industry is a sunrise sector for the economy and is making significant strides. Proving its resilience to the world, Indian M&E industry is on the cusp of a strong phase of growth, backed by rising consumer demand and improving advertising revenue.
The Indian media and entertainment (M&E) sector stood at US$ 23.7 billion in 2021. Further, it is projected to grow to US$ 30.6 billion by 2023 due to acceleration of digital adoption among users across geographies with a CAGR of 17%. Television would account for 40% of the Indian media market in 2024, followed by print media (13%), digital advertising (12%), cinema (9%), and the OTT and gaming industries (8%).
India is a large and growing market for IT hardware products. India is expected to consume over $120 bn of IT hardware over the next decade, have a great opportunity to leverage this impending demand and build economies of scale along with global competitiveness.
How can 7i help?
Distinguished by deep industry sector expertise and global reach. Clairfield International is ranked amongst the top 3 globally in TMT. Through the strong network of Clairfield International, our TMT sector team is able to tap into global expertise and connects through partners and senior advisors in order to analyze trends, understand key players, and advise our clients on how best to proceed with strategic initiatives on both the buy and sell side. “
Abhijeet A. Biswas, CFA