Investments

Our Current Investments

Macpac

Macpac is a vertically integrated brand owner, designer and retailer of an extensive range of high quality outdoor apparel and equipment for men, women and children. Macpac’s outdoor heritage gives customers products with technical authenticity, whilst also being suitable for everyday outdoor wear. In addition to its retail stores, Macpac also sells through its online Web Store, shipping to over 30 countries, as well as to commercial customers and export distributors in Europe and Japan.

http://www.macpac.com.au/

BMT Tax Depreciation

BMT is the market leader in the provision tax depreciation schedules for owners of residential and commercial investment properties in Australia. BMT’s depreciation schedules outline the deductions available on a property and are used in the process of preparing tax returns in order to maximise after-tax cash flows to property investors. BMT’s products are the premium offering in the market in terms of quality, accuracy and the magnitude of taxable deductions for property investors.

www.bmtqs.com.au

Scentia

Scentia Education Group (“Scentia”) is the holding company for the Australian Institute of Management Education and Training business (“AIMET”) and Ivy College. Scentia aims to deliver an unrivalled high quality education service across the corporate solutions, open programs, vocational education and post-graduate higher education. AIMET is highly regarded for its leading corporate, vocational and higher education qualifications, having previously been the education and training division of the Australian Institute of Management (“AIM”). AIM’s membership division will remain as a separate and independent not‐for‐profit entity. Ivy College offers nationally recognised diploma and advanced diploma level qualifications for business and management, beauty therapy, health and wellbeing, design and technology and event management.

http://www.ivy.edu.au/
http://www.aim.com.au/

Cater Care

Cater Care is a national provider of contract catering to remote mining and resources sites, aged care facilities, universities, boarding schools, factory canteens and offices. Cater Care differentiates itself by focusing on cooking fresh by having a chef on every site and tailoring a solution for every customer.

www.catercare.com.au

TR Group

TR Group the leading New Zealand truck and trailer leasing and rental company with a fleet of over 3,000 vehicles. TR Group is a truck and trailer specialist offering tailored, fully maintained operating leases, short term rentals and an extensive range of quality used vehicles for sale. The company was founded in 1992 and has branches throughout New Zealand. The business has consistently grown through the increased penetration of leasing within the New Zealand truck fleet.

CHAMP Ventures provided expansion capital in October 2014 to partner alongside the existing family shareholders.

http://www.trgroup.co.nz/

Sea Swift

Sea Swift is Australia’s largest privately-owned seaborne logistics business. The company provides end-to-end logistics solutions in Far North Queensland, servicing a broad customer base that includes government and local councils, resource companies and fishing operators. Sea Swift operates from depots in Cairns, Horne Island and Weipa and transports a wide variety of goods including fuel, essential cargo and heavy cargo. The business has grown steadily with the development of remote local and mining communities. Sea Swift is also a key provider of marine-based transport to resources projects in the region.

CHAMP Ventures completed a management buy-out of the business in October 2012.

http://www.seaswift.com.au/

RSEA

RSEA is a specialist provider of workwear, personal and workplace safety and hirer of road safety equipment. The business has operations across Australia and New Zealand, including 17 super stores and 6 hire depots. Strong demand for its non-discretionary products is expected to continue driven by tightening OH&S legislation and awareness, growth in underlying customers’ industries and employee numbers and churn in those industries.RSEA plans to expand the store network through greenfields and by acquisition.

CHAMP Ventures acquired RSEA alongside the existing management team in January 2012.

www.rsea.com.au

Ansett Aviation Training

Ansett Aviation Training is the largest independent provider of simulator training in the Southern Hemisphere housing twelve full flight simulators with associated briefing rooms and an A320 Cabin Emergency Evacuation Trainer. The facility is conveniently located just 5 kilometres from the Tullamarine International Airport in Melbourne, Australia.

In June 2012 CHAMP Ventures acquired a majority stake alongside the new chairman, Margaret Jackson, and the existing management team.
www.ansettaviationtraining.com

Lorna Jane

Lorna Jane is a Brisbane based designer, wholesaler and retailer of its own proprietary range of women’s fitness and leisure apparel. Lorna Jane is the leading brand in women’s fitness apparel in Australia and principally positions itself as an aspirational brand for active women in the 25-45 year old demographic.

In April 2010, CHAMP Ventures took a significant minority stake, partnering with the founders to help grow the business. With broad demographic appeal and retail stores nationwide, Lorna Jane is well positioned to take advantage of a sustained shift towards health and well-being within the community.

www.lornajane.com.au

EnGeneIC

EnGeneIC is an Australian biomedical company that has developed a unique technology based on bacterial minicells. These 400 nanometre particles (EnGeneIC Delivery Vehicles or EDVs) are capable of delivering anti-cancer drugs and other therapeutic molecules such as siRNA and are targeted directly to tumour cells using bispecific antibodies. The EDV is effectively a first in class, cyto-immuno antibody drug conjugate and to date has shown virtually no side effects together with high efficacy against a range of cancers. EnGeneIC has completed extensive animal trials and has completed Phase I First in Human trials demonstrating a good safety profile. The company is now preparing for Phase II trials in Australia, Russia and the USA.