James Packer


Around $200 million whole a good fit for Square Peg

11:52PM | Monday, 2 November 2015 |  A new $200 million venture fund is set to be launched in Australia, with Square Peg Capital announcing plans to raise the money from its existing investors as well as some new faces.

The News Wrap: James Packer’s Sydney casino project progresses to next stage

7:21AM | Friday, 5 July 2013 |  James Packer’s proposal to build a six-star hotel and VIP casino in Sydney has progressed to the next stage of the approval process, beating out rival Echo Entertainment’s bid to block him.

THE NEWS WRAP: Manufacturing weak across the globe, input costs blamed

8:09AM | Thursday, 2 August 2012 |  Manufacturing across the world is in a slump, according to new figures, with Australia, the US and even China posting weak figures in July.

Property billionaire Andrew Roberts snaps up three online retailers

6:57PM | Monday, 25 June 2012 |  From construction to fashion: Andrew Roberts builds his eCommerce folio with three online retailers.

THE NEWS WRAP: Packer attacks Gillard’s business image

6:22AM | Thursday, 23 June 2011 |  Casino and media magnate James Packer has attacked prime minister Julia Gillard, claiming the corporate world perceives her to be anti-business.

Scoopon v Groupon legal case clouded by Packer arrival

6:34PM | Wednesday, 22 June 2011 |  James Packer’s $80 million investment in local group buying site Scoopon could affect its legal battle with international rival Groupon, according to the US-based site’s legal counsel.

Packer-backed sites to compete in online groceries space

6:08PM | Friday, 10 June 2011 |  Online retail giants DealsDirect and Catch of the Day have both unveiled plans to sell groceries online, with industry experts confirming online supermarkets are gaining traction.

Catch of the Day, Scoopon secure $80m investment

5:07PM | Monday, 23 May 2011 |  Daily deals site Catch of the Day and its group-buying subsidiary Scoopon have secured an $80 million investment from a high-profile consortium.

Packer tipped to pour $40m into Catch of the Day

5:17PM | Monday, 9 May 2011 |  James Packer is reportedly planning to pour $40 million into daily deals and group buying site Catch of the Day, suggesting tech companies are the current flavour for large investors.

DealsDirect: Packer deal shows online retail is ‘coming of age’

4:11PM | Tuesday, 5 April 2011 |  Online retail in Australia is entering its maturity, according to DealsDirect, which has been the subject of a reported $10 million investment from James Packer’s fund Ellerston Capital.