CHAMP takes stake in ContainerChain
CHAMP Private Equity (“CHAMP”) is pleased to announce the acquisition of a 50% interest in Containerchain, a leading provider of Software as a Service (SaaS) technology solutions to the logistics sector, by the CHAMP IV Funds.
Containerchain, headquartered in Melbourne, provides SaaS solutions which enhance connectivity, visibility and efficiency for depots, transport operators, terminals, freight forwarders and importers / exporters across the landside container logistics sector. The Company currently has operations in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.
Containerchain was founded in 2007 by Tony Paldano. CHAMP has partnered with Tony to facilitate product development and accelerate growth into new markets. Tony Paldano, CEO of Containerchain said, “We are excited to be partnering with CHAMP as our company enters a new and exciting phase of growth. I believe we have found a partner aligned with our culture and with the capabilities to help strengthen and grow our business across Asia.”
Shane Gong, Director of CHAMP’s Singapore office said, “The investment in Containerchain continues CHAMP’s tradition of supporting the growth of Australian companies into Asia. Containerchain’s innovative product suite, strong track record, and growth profile make it an attractive addition to the CHAMP portfolio, and we look forward to working with Tony and his team to realise their vision of making the company a global success.”
The investment in Containerchain represents the second investment of the CHAMP IV Funds following the acquisition earlier this year of the Pepperstone Group, one of the world’s leading online investment platforms.
About CHAMP Private Equity
The CHAMP group manage approximately A$3 billion for private equity investments in Australasia. CHAMP has one of the largest private equity teams in the region and is one of the most experienced independent advisors to private equity funds in Australasia, having invested in over 83 companies during its 28 year history.
The CHAMP group has offices in Sydney and Singapore, giving it an unrivalled reach amongst Australian based peers. This allows CHAMP to execute both Australian and cross border investments, and to drive international growth for investee companies.
About the Containerchain Group
Containerchain is a Melbourne headquartered business which develops, installs and manages Software as a Service (SaaS) technology systems for the landside container logistics sector. The Company’s product suite services and improves efficiency for depots, transport operators, terminals, freight forwarders and importers and exporters across the landside container supply chain. Containerchain was established in Australia in 2007. In 2013 Containerchain expanded internationally and now operates across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.