October 2017

2 APAC / October 2017 Editor’s Note , Welcome to the October edition of APAC Insider Magazine, providing you with the latest news and updates from across the Asia Pacific region. In this issue, we reveal how Maven and YFM-backed Indigo Telecom Group acquired Belcom247, adding a range of additional services and geographical reach to strengthen Indigo’s capabilities, customer offering and market position. The recent deal will help to grow the business and will deliver customers with an increasing range of services worldwide. Elsewhere in this edition, we discover more about Xero, the cloud based accounting software for small businesses and their advisors, when we sat down with Founder and CEO of the company, Rod Drury. Taking time to discuss with us more about the firm, Rod informs us why it’s never been a more exciting time to be in the world of accounting. In other news, leading international and AJ 100 architecture firm, Leonard Design has expanded into Australia with a new base in Sydney and a number of exciting projects on the horizon. The opening of the Australian office is due to the increased international recognition of its work, particularly its achievements on retail and mixed-use developments as well as master planning. Lastly, successfully operating for more than 10 years, Carbon Trade Exchange (CTX) is the first global electronic exchange for the voluntary carbon market where many millions of verified tonnes of CO2 via Carbon Credits have been securely transacted by hundreds of corporates, project developers, brokers and NGOs worldwide. We learnt more about the company when we spoke with Founder, Wayne Sharpe who revealed the secrets behind the firm’s success. Here at APAC Insider, we truly hope that you enjoy reading this insightful issue and look forward to hearing from you. Jessica Daykin, Editor Phone: +44 (0) 203 725 6842 Email: jessica.dayki [email protected] Website: www.apacinsider.com AI Global Media, Ltd. (AI) takes reasonable measures to ensure the quality of the information on this web site. However, AI will not assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, correctness or completeness of any information that is available through this web site. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. The information available through the website and our partner publications is for your general information and use and is not intended to address any particular finance or investment requirements. In particular, the information does not constitute any form of advice or recommendation by us or any of our partner publications and is not intended to be relied upon by users in making or refraining from making any investment or financial decisions. Appropriate independent advice should be obtained before making any such decision. Any arrangement made between you and any third party named in the site is at your sole risk and responsibility.