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Further Yatango divisions collapse into voluntary administration

Eloise Keating /

 

Two further businesses in the Yatango group of companies have entered voluntary administration, less than a month after its mobile division also collapsed.

As SmartCompany reported earlier this month, the Yatango Mobile (Australia) entered voluntary administration on September 29, with the first meeting of the company’s creditors due to take place on October 25.

According to records from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, Yatango Mobile and Yatango Holdings are now also in voluntary administration.

The first meeting of creditors is scheduled to take place in Sydney on October 30.

According to a company prospectus issued earlier this year, Yatango Holdings is the controlling entity of the entire Yatango business.

A chart in the prospectus shows Yatango Holdings owned 55.29% of Yatango Mobile, which has also entered voluntary administration and owns 100% of Yatango Mobile (Australia), which entered voluntary administration at the end of September.

Yatango Holdings also owns six other entities, including Australian based companies Yatango Travel, Yatango Taxis, eTail Solutions and Yatango Labs (Australia) and Hong Kong based businesses Glotech Services Limited and Yatango HK Limited.

Mark Hutchins and Jason Tang of Cor Cordis have been appointed to manage the administration of Yatango Mobile and Yatango Holdings, which commenced on October 20.

The administration of Yatango Mobile (Australia) is being managed by Hugh Armenis and Katherine Barnet of Bentleys Corporate Recovery.

A spokesperson for Bentleys previously told SmartCompany its appointment only related to Yatango’s “mobile platform”.

“The business is still trading, it’s business as usual, there is no disruption to services,” the spokesperson said in early October.

Yatango was founded in 2013 as a consumer-focused data usage startup. The company quickly became known for its mobile platform, which allows users to build their own mobile plans to save money, however, it also operates in the travel, banking and shopping spaces.

In March, the company announced it would be seeking to raise $6 million by listing on the Australian Securities Exchange via a reverse takeover of listed mining company Latitude Consolidated Limited.

However, the reverse takeover deal with Latitude Consolidated appears to have fallen through, with Latitude issuing a statement to the ASX on August 12 that said the “minimum fund raising required under the prospectus … has not been reached”.

SmartCompany contacted Yatango and Cor Cordis but did not receive a response prior to publication.

 

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Eloise Keating

Eloise Keating is the editor of SmartCompany. Previously, Eloise was news editor at Books+Publishing, the trade press for the Australian book industry.

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