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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
Courier Mail – Brisbane-based Blue Sky Alternative Investments is fast becoming a major global player, reaping high returns with the addition of quality holdings to its portfolio, writes Anthony Marx. 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.More
Forbes – The Australian venture capital and startup world is heating up. Forever there was a gaping hole for startups trying to raise a solid round, even over $5 million. But now a raft of homegrown funds has been able to attract large backers to plug that hole. Encouragingly, Superfunds are investing into venture capital now too. It’s rare to hear of an Australian startup raising a whole round in the tens of millions within Australia. But online wine deal company, Vinomofo has done it. It raised AUD$25 million from Blue Sky Venture Capital to bolster rapid domestic growth and help expand internationally.More
The Australian – Scape Student Living is negotiating with two overseas pension funds as it moves to secure financing for a significant expansion across the eastern states. It comes as the student accommodation developer and operator, already backed by Dutch pension fund APG and Chinese giant ICBC International, secures an eighth site – snapping up a parcel on Abercrombie Street in Sydney near the University of Sydney.More
Domain – A rooftop pool may seem like a must nowadays, but one Australian developer is taking it to another level. A sky-high pool that will have swimmers floating between apartment towers is on the edge of becoming a reality for Brisbane, with a new development set to host the country’s first residential suspended pool. The 25-metre pool will effectively bridge the gap between two eight-storey apartment towers, allowing residents to swim between buildings.More
Australia’s Wine Business Magazine – In February 2011 a motley group of wine writers who had every character in Zootopia covered went on a mini-bus tour of the Riverland. The tour manager was Ashley Ratcliff. He had buried his dad the day before but wasn’t going to miss a landmark event for a region in need of a hug.More
Australian Financial Review – Goldman Sachs and its new student accommodation joint venture partner, Blue Sky Private Real Estate, have purchased a multimillion-dollar majority stake in Australian student accommodation provider The PAD. The majority share was bought from Telopea Capital executives Stephen Gaitanos and Craig Carracher. Telopea is a major backer of British student accommodation provider Scape.More