Vocus-owned telecommunications provider Primus Telecommunications, which trades as iPrimus, is owed $51,000 by failed retailer Payless Shoes, which is being liquidated with the loss of up to 730 jobs.
Phone and data provider iPrimus is not the only tech company facing a haircut from the insolvency – human resources software vendor HR3 is owed $29,000, solution provider Fusion5 Business Solutions is owed $7000 and EFTPOS supplier Quest Payment Systems is owed nearly $9000, according to a report to creditors.
However, these debts are relatively minor amid a corporate delinquency set to cost unsecured creditors tens of millions of dollars.
Administrators Ferrier Hodgson have announced a "disappointing outcome", with all 132 Payless Shoes stores in Australia to be closed after the company failed to find a successful bidder for the business as a whole. All stores will be closed or transferred by February 2017.
The largest debt is $42 million owed to PSS Holdings. The Australian retailer was acquired out of administration in 2013 by US-based Payless ShoeSource.
A report released by corporate regulator ASIC this week found that unsecured creditors failed to recoup any return in more than 90 percent of corporate administrations.