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Blue Sky Alternatives Access Fund Limited

Fund Manager: Blue Sky
Inception Date: Jun 01, 2014

IT SEEMS hardly a week goes by when Blue Sky Alternative Investments doesn’t unveil a stake in a new venture.   Just last week the Brisbane-based group announced that its real estate arm, in a joint venture with Goldman Sachs, had bought a majority stake in The PAD, a student accommodation provider. The PAD will manage the joint venture’s planned $1 billion portfolio accommodating 5000 to 10,000 students in places set to be built across Australia and New Zealand. A few days earlier, Blue Sky revealed it had taken part in a near $20 million financing deal for a US e-commerce company supplying “plus-size’’ fashion to larger women. That followed last month’s announcement that a company in which Blue Sky holds a 38 per cent stake had acquired an office tower in Manhattan for $280 million. Founder and chief executive Mark Sowerby believes the pace of deal-making with small to medium enterprises is indicative of his business “naturally scaling’’ after 10 year of operation this July. [More]

Blue Sky’s looking to invest in fast-movers

The Advertiser - Mar 26, 2016

PRIVATE companies on the cusp of stepping up in size are one of the targets of publicly listed Blue Sky Alternative Investments.   Blue Sky is looking for opportunities for private equity and venture capital money, chairman John Kain said. “It is purely expansion capital,” he said. “We look for businesses which have really good management, are cashflow positive and profitable, enjoy good growth opportunities but need capital to grow further. “We back the management rather than stepping in and running the business.” Some of the companies it has supported included Shoes of Prey, which began as an online retailer where women design their own shoes. [More]

5 listed funds to outperform a falling market

Motley Fool Australia - Feb 16, 2016

With the S&P/ASX 200 now down around 20%, and markets getting cheaper by the day, right now is the best time in a long time to buy stocks. However, it also might be a good time to consider investments that can provide some diversification if stock prices continue to fall. Here are five funds to consider: [More]

2016 has certainly started with a bang. As we write this the ASX is down around 8% for the year, some advisers are telling their clients to sell everything and the most fear and panic we’ve seen for a number of years are gripping global markets. This two part series is going to look at some of the strategies and funds that can be used to protect your portfolio in these volatile times. Part 1 below focuses on Listed Investment Companies (LICs), with part 2 focusing on Exchange Traded Funds ... [More]

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