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Freelancer made its debut on the ASX last week. Initially listing at $0.50 the company’s share price skyrocketed to $2.60 and finally closed at $1.60.
Matt Barrie, the company’s CEO and founder, had announced Freelancer’s intention to list at the Startup Spring Entrepreneurship event.
His decision to not sell the company to the Japanese recruiting firm Recruit Co. at $430 Million earlier this year may have paid off when the companies market cap rose to $697 Million on its first day of trading 5x the $218 Million that it expected to achieve with [...]
Late last week OzForex raised $439.4 million by the issue of 12 million new shares and the sale and transfer of 207.7 million existing shares. The float was heavily subscribed by institutional investors.
OzForex is an online foreign exchange and global payments provider and a strategic investment of Macquarie Bank, Accel Partners and the Carlyle Group. OzForex is part of the OzForex Group which also includes UKForex, CanadianForex, NZForex, USForex, ClearFX and Transfers.
Interestingly OzForex was started by Matthew Gilmour ‘‘as an experiment’’ after accepting a redundancy [...]
Melbourne based Connect2Field has been acquired by Fleetmatics PLC.
Connect2Field was founded by CEO Steve Orenstein in 2009, who funded the development of the platform by providing web development services to small and medium businesses.
The platform provides a streamlined experience for businesses who manage field workers and can allow office workers to assign work, track the field worker, invoice and provide routing directions.
Fleetmatic is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and has a market cap of approx $1.5 billion. Terms of the deal were not announced but interestingly there was a filing with the SEC the [...]