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Friday 13 May 2016 – Blue Sky Alternative Investments Limited (ASX: BLA) has successfully raised approximately $45.1 million through a placement and the accelerated component of a one for ten entitlement offer to professional and sophisticated investors. This first stage of Blue Sky’s capital raising was heavily over-subscribed. All eligible shareholders will now be able to participate in the second stage of the capital raising, a one for ten non-renounceable entitlement offer to raise a further $21.7 million.More
The Australian – The skincare product company owned by former Olympic swimmer Michael Klim has followed the lead of vitamins giants Blackmores, Swisse and Nature’s Care by signing a distribution deal with the category killer of the pharmacy sector, Chemist Warehouse. The deal is expected to increase sales of Mr Klim’s Milk & Co products by 50 per cent over the next 12 months, helping the brand’s expansion into China. Export sales now represent about 25 per cent of revenue.More
Wednesday 11 May 2016 - Blue Sky Alternative Investments Limited (ASX: BLA) has this morning announced its intention to raise up to $67 million through a one for 10 entitlement offer to existing shareholders and a placement to institutional, professional and sophisticated investors. Shares will be issued under both the placement and the entitlement offer at $6.50, representing a nine per cent discount to the closing price of $7.16 on Tuesday 10 May 2016.More
The Australian – Innovative Toowoomba organic grain and flour processor Kialla Pure Foods has been part-sold to a private fund owned by listed Australian investment company Blue Sky Alternative Investments. The Blue Sky Agricultural Fund 3 bought 30 per cent of family-owned Kialla Foods, started from scratch by Quentin and Michelle Kennedy in 2005.More
Australian Financial Review – Australian digital consultancy Readify has created a new business that it says will turn ideas used in old client projects into new revenue streams. The new operation will be known as the IP Factory, as it will develop the company’s used and previously discarded intellectual property into new products and services.More
Prime Minister Turnbull has announced the inaugural ‘Tech Pioneers Report’, which showcases the most exciting and pioneering startups from Australia and New Zealand. These are the companies at the leading edge of the ‘ideas boom’ and the drivers of the economy of the future and includes two companies within Blue Sky’s Venture Capital Portfolio; Shoes of Prey and Vinomofo. This is a wonderful recognition of the impact these two companies are making on both an Australian and global scale.More
Blue Sky Alternative Investments Limited (Blue Sky) is pleased to announce that its fee earning assets under management (AUM) now exceed $2 billion. Our growth in AUM has come from a combination of domestic and offshore institutions, family offices and other wholesale investors as well as continued support from our existing investor network. Reaching $2 billion in AUM represents an important milestone for our business and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your ongoing support.More
Australian Financial Review – Australian venture capital funds are targeting triple their record 2015 fundraising, with $900 million in new funds announced since August Two funds, Blackbird Ventures and Uniseed, have already raised $300 million. Another three – Square Peg, G08 University Fund and Blue Sky are now raising another $600 million between them. In the year to June 2015, VC funds raised $368 million. This was already a record amount, according to the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association.More