ASX-listed hipages Group has acquired New Zealand online tradie marketplace Builderscrack for A$11.8 million in cash and equity. The deal gives hipages (ASX:HPG) access to a NZ$26 billion total addressable market in addition to Builderscrack’s 4,000 active tradies and 200,000 registered homeowners. The Kiwi marketplace saw 95,000 jobs posted on its platform, worth NZ$67 million… Read more »
Online service directories venture Hipages Group lists on the ASX today, November 12, at 11am, having raised $100.4 million at $2.45 a share in its IPO. Best known for the tradie home improvements site the company takes its name from, it also has marketplaces for pets and natural therapies. Anyone flummoxed by IKEA products can… Read more »
Sydney-based HR startup Flare has made two key hires, appointing former Birchbox CTO Liz Crawford as CTO and Jim Matheson, former vice president of marketing and growth at hipages, as CMO.
Fairfax Media’s Domain Group has acquired a 35 percent stake in Oneflare, an online marketplace for local services providers, for $15 million, valuing the startup at around $43 million.
Just a few weeks after entering into a strategic partnership with real estate group Ray White, tradie marketplace hipages has announced its acquisition of Australian business directory StartLocal and related assets, including Home Service Engine and Aussie Tradesman User Guide. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.