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Frogbus.com

Frogbus is bringing the proven concept of express intercity/airport bus services to the rapidly liberalising French (& cross border) market.

  • Stage $500K in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Travel
  • Location Perpignan, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
  • Currency EUR
  • Employees 7
  • Website frogbus.com

Company Summary

Frogbus is a low-cost virtual bus company that has created an intercity/airport bus network in SW France, NE Spain & Andorra, marketing tickets under the Frogbus.com brand. Frogbus will scale its operations very significantly from 2012, taking advantage of new French & EU laws allowing intercity bus travel for the first time in France. Frogbus is one of only 2 companies pre-positioned to offer intercity bus services in France under these new law

Team

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    Alistair Whatmore

    Alistair studied Economics, politics and International Relations at Coventry University, prior to an international career managing a range of SME’s and subsidiaries. In 2000, Alistair took on the role of Director of Economic Development within Europe’s largest urban regeneration project in North Dublin before founding a publishing business, Le Mag Group, in France in 2005. Alistair sold Le Mag group in 2007 prior to co-founding Frogbus.

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    Joe Shannon

    Joe is an Honours Business graduate of DCU (Dublin) and holds post-graduate qualifications in marketing from DIT (Dublin). Joe is managing partner of Shanden (Consultancy Services) Ltd., a Strategic Management and Corporate Finance advisory practice, incorporated in Dublin, Ireland in 2002. Shanden provide Board-level advisory services across a range of industry sectors. Joe lives in the Perpignan area with his family & is a Frogbus founder.

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    David Leeder

    David has over twenty years of top level experience in the bus and rail sectors. He was CEO of West Midlands Travel, Managing Director of the UK Bus Division of First Group plc and Executive and Main Board Director at National Express Group and First Group respectively. David is CEO of London listed MET plc and is a Frogbus Director and Advisory Management Board member

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    Guy Houston

    A Chartered Accountant, Guy's career has broadened to encompass wider management and commercial experience gained as Finance Director of large transport businesses in both the public and private sector, including Stagecoach, First Group & Transport Scotland. Guy is Finance Director of London listed MET plc and is a Frogbus Advisory Management Board member.

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    Imran Rahim

    Imran Rahim is a Chartered Accountant who specialises in M&A, contract bidding and restructuring. He has run bids, acquisitions and restructuring projects for National Express and FirstGroup in the UK, the EU and North America. Imran is Commercial Director of London listed MET plc and is a Frogbus Advisory Management Board member.

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    Ponsaty Bus Company

    Ponsaty are a family run private bus operator based in the Pyrenees Orientales department of France with a fleet of 40 buses. Ponsaty have operated the Frogbus.com proof of concept route between Perpignan & Girona airport which is extending to Girona city in Nov 2011. Frogbus has the sole & exclusive right to sell tickets on Ponsaty International scheduled service bus licences. The principle of Ponsaty is a Frogbus shareholder.

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    Faur Bus Company

    FAUR are a family run private bus operator based in Toulouse, France with a fleet of 50 buses. Faur will operate new Frogbus.com routes on the Barcelona – Toulouse corridor under a fixed contract with Frogbus.com and will engage Spanish operational bus partners where appropriate. Frogbus has the sole & exclusive right to sell tickets on Faur International scheduled service bus licences. The principles of Faur are Frogbus shareholders

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    Jean-Hugues Silberman

    Jean Hugues has pursued a varied international career following formal training in transport adminstration & economics. He has worked in France, Spain, Portugal, Panama, Costa-Rica, Nicaragua & Mexico in both a private and public capacity (French government) in the transport, tourism and IT sectors. Jean Hugues sits on the board of the Narbonne development authority, is a serial investor and is a member of the Frogbus Advisory Management Board.

Advisors

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    Byrne Wallace, Dublin
    Lawyer
    Unconfirmed
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    Gorman Quigley Penrose, Dublin
    Accountant
    Unconfirmed

Previous Investors

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    Transport Investment Ltd
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    GQP Syndicate
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    Existing Frogbus shareholders
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