Apple Inc

Apple’s HealthKit is made in Australia, startup founder claims

Alison Hardacre, co-founder and managing director of HealthKit, a Melbourne-based startup and owner of both the HealthKit Twitter handle and the healthkit.com website expressed disappointment over Twitter on Apple's use of its company name in its new product.

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Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Ltd

LNG closes $49.5M in placement for Magnolia facility

Perth, Australia-based publicly listed firm Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Ltd secured $49.5 million in a placement of 90 million shares to its Australian and new US investors at $0.55 apiece for development of its Magnolia LNG facility.

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Andrew Forrest

Mining tycoon Andrew Forrest acquires Australian beef processor Harvey Beef

Mining tycoon Andrew Forrest acquired Perth, Western Australia-based beef processor and exporter Harvey Beef for an undisclosed amount through his company Minderoo, and announced expansion plans for the newly-acquired firm.

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Microsoft acquires Kiwi cloud computing firm GreenButton

Washington, US-based software giant Microsoft acquired Wellington, New Zealand-based cloud computing firm GreenButton for an undisclosed amount to incorporate it into the Azure public cloud platform to give companies remote access to software.

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Elance-oDesk launches in Australia, appoints 3 new officials on board

Elance-oDesk has launched in Australia after seeing the country with much potential for industry growth basing on its recorded adjustment per capita of 235 percent increase in online hiring.

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Aston Club

Australian payments app Aston Club takes home $1.5M in seed funding

Melbourne, Australia-based payments startup Aston Club took home $1.5 million in its seed funding round led by Chris Morris of Computershare to launch a mobile app that helps users pay their bar and restaurant bills.

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New Zealand customer software startup MyWave bags NZ$2.5M in first funding

New Zealand-based customer relationship management (CRM) software startup MyWave bagged NZ$2.5 million in an oversubscribed first funding round to develop its product and customer base before its 2015 listing on the New Zealand Stock Exchange.

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Australian firm Nexvet scores $31.5M to expand clinical program for pets' health

Melbourne, Australia-based animal therapeutics developer Nexvet Biopharma scored $31.5 million in a funding round from investors and shareholders to expand its product portfolio and clinical program for pets' health.

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DEY Storage Systems

Australia's CloudCentral buys IP of American software firm DEY Storage

Canberra, Australia-based cloud computing services provider CloudCentral bought the intellectual property of San Mateo, US-based software firm DEY Storage Systems for an undisclosed amount in lieu of paying for third-party storage services.

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Warrior Forum

Australian service marketplace Freelancer to add American firm Warrior Forum in $3.2M cash deal

Sydney, Australia-based outsourcing and service marketplace Freelancer will add US-based internet marketing forum Warrior Forum in a deal valued at $3.2 million in cash to provide an Internet business platform for its users.

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NZ-based tech startup Loomio launches $100K crowdfunding campaign for mobile collaborative decision-making tool

Wellington, New Zealand-based tech startup Loomio launched a $100,000 crowdfunding campaign on its own website to develop a mobile version of its open-source collaborative decision making tool.

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Investec Specialist Bank

Bank of Queensland to acquire Investec's Australian unit

On Friday, investment bank Investec said that Bank of Queensland would acquire its Australian unit in a deal valued USD414 million, reported WSJ.

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Biotech firm ArborGen purchases Edendale Nursery in New Zealand

Ridgeville, US-based biotech forestry firm ArborGen purchased Southland, New Zealand-based seedling grower Edendale Nursery for an undisclosed amount to tap the markets in the North and South Islands of New Zealand.

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Beer & Brewer Magazine

Australian publisher Intermedia adds Beer & Brewer Magazine

Glebe, Australia-based business-to-business (B2B) publishing firm The Intermedia Group added beer and cider consumer publication Beer & Brewer Magazine for an undisclosed sum to beef up its liquor title portfolio.

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NZ point-of-sale startup Vend pockets $20M in funding for international expansion

Auckland, New Zealand-based point-of-sale software provider Vend pocketed $20 million in a funding round led by Valar Ventures and Square Peg Capital to expand to North America and Europe.

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