TOURS and activities technology platform Livn Group has been placed into administration, with Antony Resnick and Suelen McCallum from Sydney-based insolvency specialists DVT Group appointed to take control of the business.
“After years of developing Livn, this has clearly been a difficult decision for our owners, but one that they hope will help ensure that both Livn tech and team have a solid future,” the company’s CCO and Founder Steve Martinez (pictured) said.
The move applies to the main trading company Livn Group Pty Ltd, as well as a series of associated offshoots including Livn IP Pty Ltd, Livn Holdings Pty Ltd and Livn Investments Pty Ltd.
The tech business was founded by Martinez and former Si Holidays owner Tui Eruera in 2011, with ASIC records suggesting that Tasmanian millionaire businesswoman Jan Cameron became Livn’s sole Director and Secretary on 14 June. Cameron founded the Kathmandu outdoor clothing and equipment retail chain, which she sold in 2006 for $250 million.
Livn is a preferred integration partner for the Google Things to Do platform, which aims to help tour and activity providers drive more direct bookings from Google Search, while Flight Centre Travel Group, RedBalloon, Travello, Amadeus, and more, are among the company’s other industry partners.
“Our priority is to the Livn team and our customers and to provide them with maximum support through this period. Livn is founded on exceptional travel industry tech with an excellent team and has suffered impacts from a prolonged period of instability through COVID and post-COVID,” Resnick said.
The Administrators are now managing the day-to-day operations of the business, and revealed that they are working closely with the Livn team to determine the next steps for the company.