Blue Sky Private Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Blue Sky Private Equity’s most common sectors for investment are business services (23%) and consumer products (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (45%) and stake purchase (34%). In total, Blue Sky Private Equity has invested in 1 US state and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2013 when it acquired Readify for $11M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity10
    • M&A Buy Activity9
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2

Blue Sky Alternative Investments Limited is a publicly traded alternative asset manager focused on private equity, real assets, real estate, and hedge funds. Blue Sky’s Private Equity team provides growth capital and late-stage venture capital to rapidly growing businesses. The Firm looks to partner with companies and provide them with expertise, capital and resources. For growth capital commitments, Blue Sky looks to commit $10 to $50 million per transaction and for late-stage venture opportunities, the Firm looks to $1 to $30 million per transaction. Blue Sky was formed in 2006 and is headquartered in Brisbane, Australia.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Education, Food, Infrastructure, Internet Software and Services, Life Science, Manufacturing, Media, Medical Products, Metals/Mining, Real Estate, Restaurants, Retail, Software

Target Transaction Types: Growth Capital, Venture

Geographic Preferences: Australia/New Zealand

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 1 50
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of AUD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 9 - - - - - 9
vol $11M $11M
Sell (0.2/yr) # - 1 - - - - 1
  10

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Readify Ltd. 2016-07-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Docklands, Australia · www.readify.net
ORIGO Education 2015-09-30 - Growth Capital
St Charles, Missouri · www.origoeducation.com
HPS Services Pty Ltd. 2015-07-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Ashford, Australia · www.hps.com.au
Wild Breads Pty Ltd. 2014-06-02 - Growth Capital
Darra, Australia · www.wildbreads.com.au
Readify Ltd. 2013-10-01 11M AUD Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Docklands, Australia · www.readify.net
OakTree Group 2013-07-06 - Stake Purchase
Brisbane, Australia · www.oaktreegroup.com.au
Beach Burrito Co. Pty Ltd. 2013-03-20 - Growth Capital
Bondi, Australia · www.beachburritocompany.com
Milk & Co Pty Ltd. 2012-07-27 - Growth Capital
, Australia · www.milkandco.com.au
Alcidion Group Ltd. 2012-03-24 - Stake Purchase
Wayville, Australia · www.alcidion.com.au
Enthalpy 2010-06-01 - Stake Purchase
Brisbane, Australia · www.enthalpy.com.au
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 2 (25%) - 2 (22%) -
Software - - 1 (11%) 11M (100%)
Consumer Products 1 (13%) - 1 (11%) -
Education 1 (13%) - 1 (11%) -
Food 1 (13%) - 1 (11%) -
Life Science 1 (13%) - 1 (11%) -
Medical Products 1 (13%) - 1 (11%) -
Restaurants 1 (13%) - 1 (11%) -
Total 8 - 9 $11M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Australia 7 (88%) - 8 (89%) 11M (100%)
United States 1 (13%) - 1 (11%) -
  Missouri 1 (13%) - 1 (11%) -
Total 8 - 9 $11M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 4 (50%) - 4 (44%) -
Stake Purchase 3 (38%) - 3 (33%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (13%) - 2 (22%) 11M (100%)
Total 8 - 9 $11M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (100%) -
Total 1 -

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $11M
TOTAL $11M
Largest Readify Ltd.
$11M (2013-10-01)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 100%

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