Global Yellow Pages Limited (“Global Yellow Pages”, “the Group” or “GYP”) was listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange (“SGX-ST”) in 2004. The business actually started in 1967 under the Singapore branch of General Telephone Directory Co. (“GTDC”) with the publication of Singapore telephone directory, which included Yellow Pages advertising in separate English and Chinese editions. Since its start as a search solutions specialist, the Group has constantly strived to transform and diversify its business interests to build a stronger and more resilient company. As part of the Group’s strategy to build a stronger operating base, the Group has diversified into the property and food & beverage sectors in recent years.
Global Yellow Pages is a multi-platform solutions company focusing on up-to-date search, SME enablement and database marketing. It is also the largest publisher of directories and provider of classified directory advertising and associated products and services in Singapore. The Group continues to develop and expand its suite of products and services to ensure usability and accessibility in a changing market.
In addition to its core print directories and Internet Yellow Pages, the Group includes Singapore Information Services Pte Ltd (“Singapore Information Services”) and eFusion Solutions Pte Ltd (“eFusion”). Singapore Information Services publishes trade directories under the Singapore Information Services imprint; eFusion has proven success through its sales and voice-based solutions; and River Explorer serves the connectivity needs of commuters and tourists along the Singapore River and Marina Reservoir by offering river taxi services in addition to scenic and historical river tours.
In the food & beverage sector, the Group owns the intellectual property rights of Wendy’s Supa Sundaes brand and licences the use of the brand in various countries. The Wendy’s Supa Sundaes is an iconic brand of desserts and treats with a network of over 150 stores across Australia and New Zealand. The Group also has a strategic investment in Yamada Green Resources Limited (“Yamada”), a major supplier of edible fungi, operating one of the largest mushroom cultivation bases in Fujian Province, PRC.
The Group also owns Pakuranga Plaza shopping mall, a freehold property in Auckland, New Zealand, with a total built up area of 39,209 square metres and a gross lettable area of 29,541 square metres. The property offers retail and office space comprising a shopping mall (including the four level Plaza Tower), the outdoor Warehouse Plaza, and a standalone Plaza Business Centre and is occupied by approximately 100 tenants including major department stores and supermarkets such as Farmers, The Warehouse and Countdown. The property also has significant potential for future development which the Group will seek to enhance.
|4 May 2015||
GYP completes NZ$96m acquisition of Pakuranga Plaza shopping mall, a freehold property in Auckland, New Zealand, offering retail and office space with a total built up area of 39,209 square metres and a gross lettable area of 29,541 square metres.
|10 Sep 2014||
GYP completes A$10 million acquisition of the intellectual property rights for Wendy’s Supa Sundaes brand, an iconic brand of desserts and treats with an extensive network of stores across Australia and New Zealand.
|12 Jul 2012||
URA awards the river taxi license to GYP and its consortium partner to provide river taxi and river tours from 1 January 2013.
|17 Sep 2010||Global Yellow Pages acquires eFusion Solutions Pte. Ltd, a company which provides sales and marketing solutions for companies. eFusion will contribute to GYP’s multi-platform business through its focus on the provision of call centres, marketing and marketing-related services, which complements GYP’s directories and database business.|
|24 Jul 2009||Following the approval of shareholders at the Extraordinary General Meeting, the Company's name has since changed to Global Yellow Pages Limited with effect from 28 July 2009.|
|4 Mar 2009||Yellow Pages Singapore acquires Singapore Information Services Pte Ltd (Singapore Information Services), a wholly owned subsidiary of IE Singapore Holdings Pte Ltd, for approximately S$6 million. Singapore Information Services is one of Singapore’s leading trade directory publishers, publishing business-to-business trade directories to promote Singapore products and services worldwide.|
|9 Dec 2004||Yellow Pages Singapore listed on SGX-ST.|
|30 Jun 2003||Yellow Pages (Singapore) Pte Ltd, a company equally owned by JP Morgan Partners Asia and CVC Asia Pacific, two leading private equity firms in Asia, acquired certain businesses, assets and liabilities of SingTel Yellow Pages Pte Ltd at S$220 million (with an additional S$6 million paid to SingTel Yellow Pages Pte Ltd as working capital adjustments relating to the acquisition).|
|23 May 2003||Yellow Pages (Singapore) Pte Ltd was incorporated.|
|1998||Integrated Information Pte Ltd was renamed SingTel Yellow Pages Pte Ltd (now known as “SingTel Interactive Pte Ltd”).|
|1985||General Telephone Directory Company (Singapore) Private Limited was renamed Integrated Information Pte Ltd after Telecommunications Authority of Singapore (TAS) fully acquired the company.|
|1975||A joint venture company was incorporated under the name of General Telephone Directory Company (Singapore) Private Limited owned as to 60% by Telecommunications Authority of Singapore (TAS) and 40% by General Telephone Directory Co. (GTDC).|
Telecommunications Authority of Singapore (TAS) and General Telephone Directory Company (Singapore) Private Limited (GTDC) signed a joint venture agreement to incorporate a company to acquire the business of GTDC’s Singapore branch.
|1967||Publication of Singapore telephone directory under the Singapore branch of GTDC.|