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Nov 12, 2014

400+ Deals – Top Technology Investments & Acquisitions by Sector – 2014

Thanks to the team at Internet Deal Book for putting together this fantastic report which details the more than 400 Technology Investments and Acquisitions Globally for each Sector for 2014.

The report is organised by Sector, has the investors, company and has a link to a background story for each deal as well as listing the value of the deal and lead investors.

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Nov 21, 2013

Freelancer’s ASX Debut – Share Price soars 5x on a listing PE of 463 – under or overpriced?

Freelancer.com

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 – Credit: www.freelancer.com

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 [...]

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Oct 18, 2013

@OzForex, Australia’s biggest Tech IPO for 2013 – text book example of finding & solving a big problem

Matthew- Gilmore-Founder OZforex – Credit Linkedin.com

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 [...]

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Aug 27, 2013

Connect2Field acquired by UK public company Fleetmatics

Connect2Field

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 [...]

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