List of 3 Australian single family offices
In the following, we are introducing you to three interesting Australian single family offices that are also part of our list.
1. Sandbar Investments (Sydney)
The Barry and Sandra Smorgon family manages its wealth through the Sandbar Investments single family office. Sandbar invests in private equity, stock markets, venture capital and real estate as well as alternative assets. The family office is managed by Darren Smorgon and chaired by Barry Smorgon. Smorgon was the owner and Chariman of the Jalco Group of Company, which was sold in 2015. Portfolio companies of Sandbar include the co-working platform Hub Australia or Tismor Health & Wellness.
Update 2023: In the past year, Sandbar conducted various investments. Amongst others, the family office invested in Arrowpoint Capital’s $100M corporate debt fund.
2. BBRC Worldwide (Sydney)
Brett Blundy, an Australian entrepreneur whose net worth is estimated at 1.8 billion AUD, manages his wealth through his family office BBRC. The private investment vehicle invests in retail, consumer, funds management, property, agriculture and technology. The company is also an active fund manager, e.g. through BBRC Capital Management. The property investments are done through the Aventus Retail Property Fund. BBRC also runs an office in New York.
3. Tattarang (Perth)
Tattarang is the family office of the Forrest family. The private investment firm invests in agriculture and food, resources, real estate, hospitality and entertainment. Portfolio companies include Fortescue Metals Group (through a 36% stake), invex Therapteutics (listed on ASX since July 2019) or GLX Digital.
Update 2022: In August 2022, Tattarang announced the launch of a AU$250M life sciences and medtech fund that will invest in Australian startups and companies. The transaction underlines Tattarang’s leading role as private investor in Australia.
Australian SFO Map
The land “down under” has 67 single family offices. most of them are located in large cities like Melbourne and Sydney but there are a few in other lesser known places. Those include Hobart in Tasmania and Gold Coast in Queensland.
Our database of the largest Australian single family offices
Australia has a highly developed economy with strong companies, especially in the mining and tech industry. Today, more than 30 billionaires live in Australia. Many of the manage their wealth through so-called single family offices, which are dedicated family investment firms. Australian family offices are an important part of today’s investment environment. They are active investors in financial markets, real estate, private equity, venture capital, and other alternative asset classes. Our list offers a unique chance to get in touch with the most important family investment vehicles from Australia.
Important family investment vehicles from Sydney and Melbourne
Major family office hubs in Australia are located in Sydney and Melbourne. Sydney is a major financial center in Australia. Also the Australian Securities Exchange, one of the major trading hubs in the Asia-Pacific region, is headquartered in Sydney. Also, Melbourne is a major financial hub. In Melbourne, especially the suburban South Yarra is home to many different single family office investment firms.
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Our research team has spent years identifying the most relevant Australia’s single family offices and collecting them in our internal database. For our research, various channels are utilized: network research, transaction investigation, web crawlers, press releases, etc. Our team has several years of experience in the family office sector and is well connected. Our European single family office database or American single family office database are highly-regarded products in the global investment and family office community.
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Disclaimer: due to the secrecy of some family offices, we are sometimes not able to provide you with email addresses or other pieces of information. In case we don’t know the exact investment focus, the specific column is marked as n.a.