Blue Sky Alternative Investments Provides Business Update

Blue Sky Alternative Investments Limited provides the following updates in relation to two recent developments across its business:

Real Assets – Strategic Australian Agriculture Fund Reaches Second Close

Blue Sky’s Real Assets division has announced a second close of its Strategic Australian Agriculture Fund (‘Fund’) with total commitments of $210 million from a range of Australian and offshore institutional investors.

The Fund is a closed-ended mandate with an anticipated duration of eight to ten years and is targeting a final close by 30 June 2018.

Blue Sky has committed to make a co-investment alongside the institutional investors in the Fund equivalent to 5.0% of the size of the Fund.

Private Equity – Growth Capital investment into food manufacturing business

Blue Sky’s Private Equity division has completed an investment into Birch & Waite Foods (‘Birch & Waite’), a Sydney based provider of condiments, sauces, dressings and desserts.

The investment was made alongside Paul O’Brien, a global leader in the food and beverage sectors. The investment, which is the largest growth capital investment for Blue Sky to date, has attracted investment from both sophisticated investors and institutional investors.


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