Listed on the Singapore Exchange in 2004, Global Yellow Pages Limited started in 1967 with the publication of the Yellow Pages print directories. Over the years, the company has evolved and diversified into other sectors and today, has its core in real estate.
Its board and key shareholders have decades of real estate experience in Singapore, New Zealand and Australia; comprising townships, commercial, retail, hotel and residential developments. Some of these investments in New Zealand include the Centre Place in Hamilton; BP House in Wellington; Nestle manufacturing complex, State Insurance Building, Vulcan Building and CML Building in Auckland; as well as the development of Citylife and Heritage Hotels. Investments in Australia include the Annandale Estate in Townsville; Laverton and Deer Park in Melbourne; and the Echo Vale Estate in Marsden Park, Sydney. Past investments in Singapore include properties around Amoy Street, Ann Siang Street, Beach Road and Neil Road.
1 Aug 2017 - GYP confirms its focus on real estate as its core business and announced the final edition (2018) of the Yellow Pages print directories, alongside the licensing of its brand and digital, data and online offerings to Yellow Pages Pte Ltd, a joint venture company.
22 Jun 2017 - GYP's Remarkables Residences development was publicly launched with a full display suite at Five Mile Centre, Queenstown.
23 Dec 2016 - Queenstown Lakes District Council approved GYP's Resource Consent application for 225 houses. The development was named Remarkables Residences for its location at the footbed of The Remarkables mountain range.
16 Nov 2016 - GYP completed the NZ$19.2m acquisition of freehold land of approximately 38,400 square metres located at Eastern Access Road, Queenstown, New Zealand. The site is considered one of the most accessible parts of Queenstown, close to the airport, a short walk to retail and hospitality outlets, 15mins from central Queenstown and Arrowtown; and 30mins to ski fields.
4 May 2015 - Shareholders approved the proposed diversification of the Company's core business into the businesses of property investment, development and management at its Extraordinary General Meeting. GYP also completed its NZ$96m acquisition of Pakuranga Plaza shopping centre, 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 completed its A$10 million acquisition of the intellectual property rights for Wendy’s Supa Sundaes, an iconic brand of desserts and treats with an extensive network of stores across Australia and New Zealand.
12 Jul 2012 - URA awarded the river taxi license to GYP and its consortium partner to provide river taxi and river tours from 1 January 2013.
29 Feb 2012 - GYP secured the Microsoft Online Services Reseller Agreement and became one of a select group of Microsoft Office 365 syndication partners worldwide.
24 Sep 2010 - GYP sealed an agreement with StarHub to offer business solutions to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) over the latter’s Next Gen Nationwide Broadband Network.
17 Sep 2010 - GYP acquired eFusion Solutions Pte Ltd, contributing to GYP’s multi-platform business through its focus on call centres, marketing and marketing-related services, which complemented GYP’s directories and database business.
9 Jul 2010 - GYP acquired controlling stakes in Singapore’s leading location-based service provider, ShowNearby Pte Ltd founded by Douglas Gan and Companedia Pte Ltd, a one-stop web agency for local SMEs. The latter was rebranded Global Digital Express Pte. Ltd on 5 August 2010.
10 Jun 2010 - GYP enters into an agreement with Australia-based Qpay Pty Ltd to invest in a new company called Qpay Asia Pte Ltd to provide an online and/or electronic payment system which allows for payments and money transfers to be made thought the internet, mobile phones or other similar modes.
28 Jul 2009 - Following the approval of shareholders at the Extraordinary General Meeting, the Company's name was changed to Global Yellow Pages Limited.
4 Mar 2009 - Yellow Pages Singapore acquired Singapore Information Services Pte Ltd, 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 two leading private equity firms in Asia JP Morgan Partners Asia and CVC Asia Pacific, 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).
1974 - 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.