Richard White
ASX

Logistics giant Wisetech Global just gobbled up another tech startup for $327 million

- January 25, 2023 2 MIN READ

ASX-listed shipping platform WiseTech Global has acquired yet another tech company, snapping up the US logistics management software startup Envase for US$230 million (A$327m). Founded in 2020, Envase Technologies supplies transport management system software for intermodal trucking and landside logistics in North America. The acquisition deal is with private investment firm Firmament, and several other… Read more »

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ASX

RBA and ASIC rip into the ASX after dumping its $250 million blockchain experiment

- November 22, 2022 3 MIN READ

The Australian Stock Exchange has pulled the pin on its much-vaunted blockchain project after seven years of work and at a loss of about $250 million. The ASX has been working with tech firm Digital Asset (DA) to develop a replacement for its Clearing House Electronic Subregister System (CHESS) based on distributed ledger technology since the… Read more »

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Mike Cannon-Brookes just had a massive win in his battle for the soul of energy giant AGL

- November 15, 2022 2 MIN READ

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 »

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ASX

Elmo Software shares pop 28% on takeover talks

- October 13, 2022 < 1 MIN READ

Shares in ASX-listed Elmo Software (ASX: ELO) soared on Wednesday after the company confirmed it was in potential takeover talks. After stories emerged in the financial press that Accel-KKR was once again back in discussions with the HR, payroll and expense management, the company issued a “Response to Media Speculation” statement to the ASX mid-morning… Read more »

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ASX

Corporate regulator ASIC takes Nuix to court over alleged misleading sales figures

- September 30, 2022 2 MIN READ

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission has launched Federal Court legal action against ASX-listed tech company Nuix and its board for alleged breaches of disclosure laws, as well as misleading or deceptive conduct around growth predictions, in the wake of the company’s IPO in December 2020. ASIC alleges that Nuix (ASX:NXL) made misleading or deceptive… Read more »

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Pharma giant Pfizer wins over telehealth startup ResApp Health with $179 million takeover

- September 28, 2022 2 MIN READ

The battle for ASX-listed  ResApp Health Ltd is over with pharmaceutical giant Pfizer acquiring the telehealth startup for $179 million. The deal went through this week, having started back in April this year when Pfizer initially offered $100 million – 11.5 cents a share – before increasing its bid to 20.8 cents. Shareholders approved the… Read more »

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Genex Power rejects Atlassian founder’s $320 million takeover bid as undervaluing the renewable energy company

- August 1, 2022 2 MIN READ

The board of ASX-listed Genex Power Limited (ASX: GNX) have rejected a takeover bid by Altassian co-founder Scott Farquhar as undervaluing the business. Last Monday, after building up a 19.9% stake in Genex via a consortium controlled by Skip Capital, the family VC run by Farquhar’s wife Kim Jackson, in a partnership with US alternative… Read more »

Mike Cannon-Brookes
ASX

Mike Cannon-Brookes doesn’t rule out 3rd AGL takeover bid amid board seats push

- May 31, 2022 2 MIN READ

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 »