BitPay, the Atlanta-based fintech company that bridges merchants and cryptocurrencies, has raised a $30 million Series B round that will fuel its expansion into Asia and into new avenues like supply-chain payments. The investment was led by Aquiline Technology Growth, based in New York. The fund was drawn to the company’s rapid revenue growth and Read more
One of Atlanta’s Fortune 500 giants is leaving little doubt about its international inclinations this holiday season. AGCO Corp., which sells farm equipment under a variety of brands including the iconic Massey Ferguson mark, released a video greeting card with salutations in multiple languages, celebrating its employees and footprint across the globe, from the Americas to Read more
Coca-Cola Co.’s Bottling Investment Group, or BIG, has announced a major a leadership change as Ireland native Iriel Finan prepares for retirement Dec. 31. Mr. Finan is stepping down as president and from his position as executive vice president of Coca-Cola Co. BIG makes long-term, strategic investments to keep bottlers engaged in the Coke system, Read more
Deputy has had a North American base in Atlanta for awhile, but this week, the Australian employee management software firm moved its offices into the city proper as it continues to grow rapidly.
The Japan-America Society of Georgia is seeking 14 families to host college students coming to Atlanta next March on a 16-week study tour.
Ten students from two Georgia technical colleges spent two weeks in Ireland this summer through a new exchange partnership announced earlier this year. Seven students from North Georgia Technical College (NGTC) and three from Chattahoochee Technical College visited the Waterford Institute of Technology, which signed a partnership in July with the Technical College System of Read more
Irish firm Sysnet Global Solutions, which operates customer service centers for cybersecurity and financial technology clients, announced in July the appointment of a new head of sales for North America. The fast-growing Dublin company named Jeremy Coram senior vice president in charge of business development for the region. Sysnet made a splash earlier this year Read more
Orkin, the main pest-control brand of Atlanta-based Rollins Inc., has announced a raft of new international franchise agreements, mostly in Latin America. The company announced July 17 that it had added six new franchises in three Brazilian cities, plus Nicaragua and the international capitals of Lima, Peruand Jakarta, Indonesia. The Brazilian cities include Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Espírito Santo. As it does with all new franchisees, Rollins has Read more
Atlanta attorney Richard Kaye, who has a wealth of experience in international transactions, has joined Barnes & Thornburg’s local office. A corporate and commercial attorney, Mr. Kaye has worked extensively with European clients, especially in France, and has experience in Asia as well as on domestic transactions related to mergers, real estate, construction finance and Read more
YKK Corp. of America, the Marietta-based unit of the Japanese zipper giant, has named a new president with extensive experience in Central and South America. The metro Atlanta company has responsibility over YKK Group operations stretching from Canada to Colombia. Jim Reed, who was hired in 2009 and eventually climbed to chief legal counsel of Read more