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Welcome from Tim Reed

March 2020 - Welcome to the Potentia blog! This is a space where the Potentia team will share our thoughts on things that we see that will impact the Australian and New Zealand tech sector. Some of the posts will be our thoughts on trends that we see, some will be reactions to publications that we read, and...

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Potentia Capital Invests in NewBook to Accelerate its Growth Trajectory

April 2021 - Potentia Capital, Australasia’s leading technology-focussed private equity firm, has today announced the acquisition of a majority stake in NewBook from the A$400m Potentia Fund 1. As part of the transaction, NewBook founder Brad Illich will retain a significant stake in NewBook. NewBook is a leading booking and property management system provider to the accommodation industry,...

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International Women’s Day – Reflections on addressing gender inequalities in the workplace

March 2021 - On International Women’s Day, it was great this morning that at Potentia we were able to welcome Lara Ong to our team.  Lara will join Josie Gorter as one of two Investment Managers at Potentia. It is now 18 months since we had the first financial close of Potentia Fund 1.  Over that time, we’ve...

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Potentia invests in eCommerce platform provider Commerce Vision

March 2021 - Commerce Vision is Australia’s leading provider of B2B and B2C eCommerce platforms for mid-market companies, with a specialisation in wholesale, manufacturing and distribution. Counting clients such as Kincrome, OfficeMax and House, Commerce Vision’s platform enables over $1.5bn of eCommerce transactions every year. Commerce Vision was founded in Brisbane in 2001 by John Farnea, and over...

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Linkly appoint new CEO, Frerk-Malte Feller

February 2021 - Former Senior Executive for eBay, PayPal and, most recently, Global COO for Afterpay, Frerk-Malte Feller, has been appointed CEO of Australian fintech company, Linkly. The move comes off the back of a period of strong growth for Australia and New Zealand’s leading provider of payment integration technology, following multiple acquisitions that have increased its market...

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Potentia led consortium confirms sale of Ascender to Ceridian, a Leading Human Capital Management Provider

February 2021 - Potentia today confirmed it had reached an agreement with Ceridian (NYSE: CDAY; TSX: CDAY), a global leader in human capital management (HCM) technology, to enter into a definitive share sale agreement to acquire its business Ascender, a leading payroll and HR solutions provider in Asia Pacific Japan (APJ). The transaction is expected to close in...

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Merger Integration Planing

January 2021 - Mergers & Acquisitions (“M&A”) are a key driver of strategic execution and value creation for private equity owners. However, growth through M&A is not without risk and therefore careful planning is required to ensure successful delivery of the investment case. An acquisition will typically hinge on a handful of core assumptions that drive revenue and...

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