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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 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...

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...

Goodbye “Boom and Bust”: How Technology is Making Mining Less Cyclical

November 2020 - I was back in Perth to visit my family for Christmas 2016 and thought I’d take a morning walk. Standing in the hot Western Australian sun, batting away flies, the “For Lease” signs stretched as far as the eye could see in the previously buzzing mining hub of West Perth. What happened? After the largest...

The Private Equity Journey – a Potentia perspective (Part 1)

October 2020 - Over this three-part series we aim to provide our insights into the journey of a private equity owned investment from the signing of a control transaction and until the eventual exit to a new owner. From a Potentia perspective, we see the journey of our investments forming into three distinct phases: Transaction closing and first...

Accelerating Digital Adoption of B2B Software in a “Work From Home” World

September 2020 - Bill Gates once said, “We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten”. While I strongly agree with the sentiment, “always” is a dangerous word. This pandemic induced global working from home experiment has rapidly accelerated the adoption of digital technology all around...

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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