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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...

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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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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.  

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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.

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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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