Aferian plc

Market Cap (£m) 114.4
Listing AIM

Company Description

Aferian, previously known as Amino, is a software-led global media technology company. The group delivers modern TV and video experiences to millions of viewers globally, via a growing, global customer base of over 500 service providers. Aferian is focused on giving consumers what they want: easy access to the TV and video content that they love. The group calls this concept TV X.0 - enhanced video delivery and consumption driven by consumer expectations. Headquartered in Cambridge, UK, the group has over 300 staff located in offices in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Helsinki, Madrid, Porto, Brno and Hong Kong.

Investment Summary

We believe that Aferian is well-placed to benefit from ongoing evolution in the global TV industry. The Aferian 2025 strategy is focused on capturing growth opportunities arising from the convergence of Pay-TV and streaming video services. Increasingly software-led, the group contains two (complementary) operating companies to address this growing market: 24i, which focuses on streaming video experiences, and Amino Communications, which integrates Pay-TV with video streaming services. With industry sources forecasting the global TV streaming market to double by 2025 to $167bn, the opportunity for Aferian remains vast.

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Company Management Team

  • Donald McGarva

    Group Chief Executive Officer

    Donald joined Aferian plc as a non-executive director in April 2010, becoming Chief Operating Officer in September of the same year and subsequently Chief Executive Officer in December 2011. Previously, he was Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific, for DHL, the global market leader in the logistics industry and is an internationally-minded Executive who has spent the majority of his career in Asia and the US, holding a variety of senior management positions in high growth technology, outsourcing and services companies including Fujitsu, BG Group and Celestica. Donald is an engineering graduate from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow and commenced his career in the UK with ICL and is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Chain (MCIPS).

  • Mark Carlisle

    Group Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer

    Mark joined Aferian plc in August 2016 and has significant experience in the leadership of public company finance teams. Prior to joining Aferian Mark was Chief Financial Officer at Crossrider Plc where he formed a key part of the team which successfully raised $75 million as part of its IPO on AIM in September 2014. Prior to this, Mark served as Chief Financial Officer of FFastFill plc, a provider of technology solutions to the financial derivatives trading industry. In addition, Mark has ten years of audit experience, gained within the Technology Media and Telecommunications practice of Deloitte, where he served from 2000 to 2010.