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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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AspenTech Expands Software Portfolio to Include End-to-End Mining Software Suite with Agreement to Acquire Micromine

July 2022 - Aspen Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AZPN), a global leader in industrial software, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Micromine – a global leader in design and operational management solutions for the mining industry, from private equity firm Potentia Capital and other sellers for AU$900 million in cash (approximately $623 million USD).

Potentia announces first and final close of Fund II at AUD 635 million hard cap

June 2022 - Potentia Capital (‘Potentia’), Australasia’s leading technology-focused, growth capital and private equity firm, is pleased to announce the successful first and final closing of Potentia Capital Fund II (the ‘Fund’) at its AUD 635 million hard cap (including GP commitment). The Fund was oversubscribed, surpassing its target fund size of A$500 million. Potentia’s total assets under...

Benefits of Specialisation in Private Equity

May 2022 - “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” Bruce Lee The Bruce Lee quote above suggests something that we all intuitively understand – specialisation has benefits (and that Bruce Lee probably didn’t skip leg day). Looking at the private equity...

Potentia Capital Makes First Play in New Zealand Market

April 2022 - Technology focussed private equity fund Potentia Capital is making its first major move across the Tasman, backing the purchase of New Zealand-based business Opmetrix by Brisbane-based Commerce Vision. The move sees Commerce Vision, which offers world-class B2B eCommerce and automated sales order processing solutions, add Opmetrix CRM – a market leading field sales CRM platform...

Potential Capital invests in EstimateOne, marking its first minority investment

January 2022 - Potentia Capital, Australasia’s leading technology-focussed private equity firm, has announced the acquisition of a minority stake in EstimateOne from the A$450m Potentia Fund 1. As part of the transaction, founders Andrew Ritchie and Mike Aschroft will remain major shareholders of the business and will continue to be closely involved as directors. EstimateOne is Australia’s largest...

Complispace Sold to UK-listed Ideagen

November 2021 - CompliSpace, a leading provider of Governance, Risk, Compliance and Policy Management software to Australian schools and aged care facilities, today announced that UK-listed Ideagen had successfully acquired the business for an upfront cash consideration of AUD$105 million (approximately £57.7 million) plus a deferred conditional earnout.

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