Accounting software company Xero has acquired Canadian startup Hubdoc for an initial fee of US$60 million ($80.87 million) that consists of 35 percent cash and 65 percent in Xero stock.
Fairfax-backed Oneflare has acquired Sydney-based UrbanYou, a platform facilitating the booking of home services such as cleaning and gardening on-demand.
Aquafortus has created technology that takes in wastewater with high levels of salinity & separates brines into dry mineral salts & clean water.
German startup giant Rocket Internet has acquired Australian online corporate catering business Order-In. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
London-based Relx Group, a multinational analytics company, has acquired Australia-founded digital identity company ThreatMetrix for £580 million (just over $1 billion) in cash.
Data registries and analytics business Illion, formerly Dun & Bradstreet, has acquired Adelaide fintech startup Proviso as it gears up for the arrival of Australia’s open banking regime.
Helix Leisure, a company in out-of-home entertainment, has announced its acquisition of Sydney startup Booking Boss, a deal completed last July.
Cloud accounting software provider MYOB is set to acquire the Accountants Practice Management division of competitor Reckon for $180 million in cash.
Afterpay has announced a partnership with Trade Me that will see the startup’s ‘buy now, pay later’ offering rolled out to Trade Me merchants.
Accounting software company MYOB has announced its intent to acquire Paycorp, a payment processing provider, for $48 million.
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