Linkly

Linkly’s vision is to deliver a world leading omnichannel payment capability to its banking and merchant customers, which ultimately improve the checkout experience for their customers (that’s you, the consumer).

In pursuit of this vision Linkly has set the industry standard for secure and flexible payment integrations. Their middleware solutions, which allow payment terminals to securely communicate with over 500 different types of Point of Sale software, power more than 200,000 terminals and over two billion transactions annually. We think this is pretty impressive for a local Australian business operating in a global category.

Potentia was attracted to the bold vision set by Linkly’s management and believe the partnership between our firms uniquely positions Linkly to capture more of the payments value chain moving forward. Our capital and investment team actively support Linkly’s rich M&A pipeline while our operating partners are supporting several key business initiatives previously identified by Linkly.

Potentia’s investment thesis was built upon Linkly’s compelling product roadmap and business plan which includes expansion of their App Hub, that offers merchants seamless, direct access to new payment options such as Alipay and WeChat Pay without any additional integration work. The company’s products and services are used by all the major Australian banks and the majority of Australian retailers such as Woolworths, David Jones, Myer, JB Hi-Fi and Bunnings.

Founded:

1998

Year Invested:

2019

Geographic Footprint:

Australia and New Zealand

Sector:

Payments Software

Website:

linkly.com.au

Micromine

Founded in Perth, Western Australia, Micromine is a leading global provider of mining software solutions across the entire mining value chain. From capturing, managing, visualising and understanding data to controlling and reporting on mine production, Micromine’s solutions are utilised around the world.

Micromine know that the mine of the future will be safer, more productive and more profitable than today, believing that data will drive this transformation.  Micromine’s vision is that the company’s suite of products will turn that data into insights – insights that drive decisions that enable their clients to be world leaders. 

Through its offices in 18 of the world’s mining capitals, Micromine has a true global reach and is a great example of an Australian business taking on the world.

Potentia was attracted to Micromine’s strong global market position and highly loyal customer base, with long term relationships across a diversified set of customers spanning the full mining lifecycle.  Micromine has a strong in-house software development team and has invested significantly in its proprietary software platforms and IP.

Potentia is excited about the opportunity to work with management to leverage the existing platform and continue to expand Micromine’s customer, geographic and product footprint.

Founded:

1986

Year Invested:

2018

Geographic Footprint:

Global

Sector:

General Mine Planning Software

Website:

micromine.com

Education Horizons Group (“EHG”)

Education Horizons Group is a global K-12 school management, teaching and learning software provider, servicing 1900 schools and 1m+ users across 60 countries.

Formed in 2006 through the merger of market leading brands SEQTA and Synergetic, and the 2020 acquisition of Double First Ltd, EHG brings together some of the world’s best school support products across all areas of administration, finance, accounting, parent engagement, plant property and equipment management, teaching, student learning and distance education.

Potentia were attracted to EHG’s broad market footprint, high customer retention, international growth ambitions and bold product platform strategy.  Additionally, Potentia continues to believe in the strong education sector tailwinds driven by growing demand for quality education services coupled with increasing adoption of technology across the education ecosystem.

Founded:

1978

Year Invested:

2019

Geographic Footprint:

Global

Sector:

Education Technology

CompliSpace

CompliSpace provides solutions to enable organisations to meet their compliance obligations and create a culture of compliance by providing software enabled distribution of relevant compliance related content.

CompliSpace’s core product, CompliSpace One, empowers clients to navigate the complex web of laws, regulations and guidance notes relevant to their industry, in a practical manner.

 Compliance is a necessity in all industries and is expected to become even more of a focus area for multiple stakeholders that require greater transparency and real-time access to data. CompliSpace has a strong presence in the independent K-12 education sector and is commencing its entry into the aged care industry.

CompliSpace’s scalability, historical success in providing solutions for education providers, as well as the sizeable opportunity in the aged care sector, represent an exciting opportunity for Potentia.

Founded:

2007

Year Invested:

2020

Geographic Footprint:

Australia

Sector:

Compliance Technology

Ascender

Serving over 1.3 million customer employees and over 1,400 global brands and listed companies across a range of different industries, Ascender provides integrated HR and payroll software and outsourced services with platforms developed and maintained in house. Headquartered in Australia, Ascender have 900+ staff across 12 offices throughout APAC who have local payroll and HR knowledge and expertise across 7 languages, providing solutions to 31 country legislations.

Potentia was attracted to Ascender’s strong proprietary software offering, pan-Asian service delivery footprint and the fact it has successfully provided mission-critical services to its blue-chip client base over the last 30 years.

Potentia’s investment thesis is centred around backing Ascender to grow organically (given the large total addressable market it addresses) by investing in its technology and service footprint and adding to Ascender’s client offering through strategic acquisitions.

Founded:

1976

Year Invested:

2015

Geographic Footprint:

Asia Pacific

Sector:

Payroll Software and Services

Website:

ascenderhcm.com

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