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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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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...

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...

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...

Linkly acquire Premier Technologies’ fintech business

September 2020 - Australia and New Zealand’s leading provider of payment integration technology, Linkly, has today announced a multi-million dollar deal with Premier Technologies that is estimated to triple the company’s value and gain market share in the online payment space.  

Australian Conglomerate Buys International Schools Software Company

April 2020 - Education Horizons Group, a Melbourne, Australia-based K-12 education software provider, has bought Double First, a Yeovil, England-based international schools software provider.

Inside BCA president’s tech fund

February 2020 - Tim Reed wears two hats – president of the Business Council of Australia and co-head of private equity firm Potentia Capital. He gives some insights into how the fund works.

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