Renewable energy activist Mike Cannon-Brookes has succeeded in his campaign to shake up the board of energy giant AGL with shareholders voting at today’s annual general meeting to appointment four new directors to the AGL board on the recommendation of the Atlassian cofounder’s family VC firm, Grok Ventures. Former Energy Security board chair Kerry Schott,… Read more »
Atlassian founder Mike Cannon-Brookes is looking for a place at the AGL board table after routing the company’s CEO and chairman and derailing the company’s demerger plan, and may make a third takeover bid for Australia’s biggest energy supplier. Cannon-Brookes spent around $650 million through his family venture capital firm, Grok Ventures, to take an… Read more »
GASLIGHTED: Mike Cannon-Brookes scores emphatic win as AGL dumps demerger plan. So what happens next?
Billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes has won a major battle against Australia’s biggest energy company, AGL Energy, thwarting its plan to split up the company’s coal-heavy generation and power distribution assets. AGL’s board announced it was dumping its demerger proposal this morning. Heads have rolled too. Chief executive Graeme Hunt, chairman Peter Botten and non-executive director Jacqueline… Read more »
Tech billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes has spend $650 million via his family investment firm, Grok Ventures, for his stake in AGL, including $600 million in cash and $50 million in debt. The Atlassian co-founder and co-CEO is waging a public campaign to stop a demerger plan for Australia’s biggest energy company. While the initial stake was… Read more »
Mike Cannon-Brookes launches campaign against AGL’s demerger after Grok Ventures buys 11.3% of the energy giant
Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes has wasted no time in becoming an activist shareholder after taking an 11.3% stake in energy giant AGL. The billionaire launched a campaign with the slogan “Keep it together” to oppose AGL’s plans for a demerger, creating two separate ASX-listed companies, just hours after news emerged that he’d become AGL’s largest… Read more »
Billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes has picked up his pen once again, looking to take a minority stake in ASX-listed AGL Energy through his family investment firm Grok Ventures. In an announcement via JP Morgan’s equities desk after the market closed on Monday, the broker said Grok Ventures and its affiliates are looking to acquire a combined… Read more »
AGL has rejected a revised takeover bid from Mike Cannon-Brookes and Brookfield The $8.25 a share bid was a 10% increase on their first bid two weeks ago and worth $5.5 billion Cannon-Brookes said their consortium won’t make a further bid AGL is planning a demerger that it says will offer better value Atlassian billionaire… Read more »
Energy company AGL has today announced a US$10 million ($12.4 million) investment into American startup August Home, a company creating smart locks and associated products and services.