Telstra set to acquire Cognevo

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    The administrators of crime-fighting software company, Wynyard, have sold its Cognevo division to Australian telecoms giant, Telstra.

    In a statement to the NZX, Grant Graham and Neale Jackson of Kordamentha said the deal was expected to complete within the next 10 days and is subject to a number of termination rights.

    The Cognevo division was focused on business customers, rather than local and national governments.

    Telstra confirmed its purchase in a separate, e-mailed statement, saying that "Telstra is an existing Cognevo customer and we are acquiring the assets to further enhance the capabilities of our managed security services offer for customers in Australia and globally."

    Christchurch-based Wynyard went into voluntary administration last month after failing to secure emergency funds to keep it going from UK lender Skipton Building Society.

    It listed on the NZX in 2013, with investors paying $1.15 a share. The stock closed as high as $3.12 in March 2014 but shares were worth just 21.5 cents when the company eventually went under.

    The administrators also warned investors that "it is already apparent that there will not be any returns for shareholders arising from the administration."


    courtesy of Sky News

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    i hold TLS

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    Nice TLS recovery over $5..Today. ,..Yay !!

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    was hoping for cheaper ( under $4.70 )

    but have a smallish holding already so no real harm

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    I am seriously thinking of adding tls to my long-term portfolio again. Offloaded last year at $5.15

    You are generous at $4.70, my add target is more around $4.20-$4.30

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    am late to the party on TLS only buying in at the beginning of this year ( i made my wins on REF and TPM in the telcos)

    bought as a yield/safe-haven play , i don't expect TLS to do more than pay divs. and survive the next big crash .

    TPM (bought at $1.40 in 2011 doing the heavy work .

    SPK and CNU haven't treated me so badly either

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