Macquarie’s intention to purchase Bulletproof Networks

November 23 2017, by Macquarie Telecom Group | Category: Group

David Tudehope on ABC's The Business talking about Macquarie's intention to purchase Bulletproof Networks

Macquarie Telecom Group CEO David Tudehope talking about Macquarie’s intention to purchase the listed Cloud provider Bulletproof Networks on 22 November 2017.

Yesterday Macquarie Telecom Group announced our intention to purchase the listed Cloud provider Bulletproof Networks.

The proposed takeover developed after we received an approach from the Bulletproof board and Senior management about five months ago.

Over that time we’ve had good look at their business and I firmly believe that the incorporation of the Bulletproof business into our Macquarie Cloud Services business unit represents a great growth opportunity for us.

There are many synergies and complementarities between our two businesses including:

  • a commitment to customer service excellence
  • a successful and focused private cloud for Australian corporates
  • an opportunity to leverage and extend the success of the Bulletproof public cloud through Macquarie Cloud Services’ hybrid cloud expertise
  • strong technical and operational expertise at Bulletproof that would build out our existing team

We think that the offer that the bid that we have made is compelling.

By incorporating the Bulletproof business into the much larger Macquarie Telecom Group, the smaller business can remove the distractions that we see as having constrained Bulletproof’s success of late and adversely impacted their share price.

We have concluded that Bulletproof’s success as a private company was compromised by the compliance and formal process demands they became subject to at the time of their ASX listing.

I’ve done a lot of press over the past day or so that explains in more detail the rationale for the bid. I think that the interview on ABC TV captures the essential elements of our strategy as well as provides updates on our broader Group business.

You can find it here.