With a foundation in consumer businesses, we have expanded into funds management, property, and agriculture. Discover our diverse portfolio, driven by growth and innovation, and embark on a journey of long-term success with us.
DISSH is an Australian fashion brand known for its feminine silhouettes underpinned by an effortless sense of cool. Unravelling designer luxury into refined yet easy-going pieces that reflect our roots in the sunshine state of Australia. In January 2024, BBRC led an investment to continue to support Lucy Henry-Hicks, as she drives the growth bringing new great products and customers to DISSH.
Accent Group started in 1988, as a wholesale distributor based in New Zealand. Since then, Accent has had an incredible journey and fantastic growth. Today Accent is a public company (ASX: AX1) with over 800 stores, 25 brands and over 35 online platforms. BBRC invested $100m AUD in 2017, and today retains a nearly 15% stake along with serving on the Board.
Lovisa is a fashion-forward jewellery brand that caters to woman around the world, with 150 new styles being delivered to stores globally each week. BBRC partnered with Shane Fallscheer in 2010 to establish Lovisa, and the company was publicly listed in 2014. Lovis is now present in over 35 countries globally with over 800 stores. Brett Blundy is Chairman of the Board (ASX: LOV), and BBRC retains a nearly 40% stake.
Best & Less was originally founded in 1965 and has served generations of families across Australia and New Zealand by focusing on mum and her family. BBRC invested $40m in July 2021 and helped to lead the IPO. Two years later, BBRC led the process to buy-out the largest shareholder and privatize the business. BBRC actively controls Best & Less and is committed to serving the long standing loyal customer base.
Hot 8 Yoga is California’s Hottest Yoga and Workout Studios. Hot 8 Yoga offers a full range of hot classes to fulfill all your yoga and fitness needs. BBRC invested in 2018 to help support growth and studio expansion.
BBRC Private Equity was established in 2018 and since inception, has invested in six portfolio companies across Australia and the United States. We believe in the power of people and culture to scale businesses exponentially so that they can win in their chosen markets. This philosophy has been at the heart of BBRC’s unique investing history since 1980 and inspires the next generation of BBRC investments through BBRC Private Equity.
Plant Therapy is the place to shop essential oils, body care, hair care, skin care and household products. Founded over 10 years ago, it is focused on providing natural living options at an affordable price. BBRC partnered with Plant Therapy to help drive growth in 2018.
Brett grew up in a farming community outside of Melbourne and has been familiar with the beef industry from an early age. He made his first investment into the beef business in 2011, and today BBRC Beef holdings comprise nearly 5 million acres across the Northern Territories of Australia.
BBRC has previously invested and exceeded the following businesses : Honey Birdette, Bras N things, Aventus, Adairs & Universal.
Honey Birdette began in 2006 over a glass of champagne between two friends. In 2011, BBRC partnered with Honey Birdette to help grow and expand their brand. The business is focused on developing and designing provocative lingerie and luxury bedroom accessories and is sold predominantly online (50%+), along with a substantial physical presence with 60 stores located across 3 continents. In June 2021, Honey Birdette was sold to Playboy Group for $439m AUD.
The original vision for Aventus started with Brett Blundy’s purchase of Cranbourne in 2004. Another centre, Kotara, was purchased shortly after as Brett recognized the market opportunity to improve the large format shopping experience. To manage the growing property syndicate, BBRC established a funds management business in 2012. The property syndicate was listed as on the ASX in 2015 as Aventus, which later purchased the funds management business in 2018 for $143 million AUD. In February 2022, Aventus & Home Co completed a $4billion AUD merger with BBRC remaining a significant investor of the combined business.
Bras-N-Things was founded by Brett Blundy in the 80s, he grew the business to nearly 200 stores and eventually sold it to a PE firm. In 2013, he along with a business partner repurchased the business, improved the profitability by 400%+, and later sold it to Hanes in 2018 for $500m AUD.
Adairs started in 1918, as a family-owned brand and today it is a specialty retailer of homewares and furnishings. BBRC purchased 90% from the family in 2008, and later took the company public in January 2015 (ASX: ADH) before fully exiting in 2019.
Universal Store is an Australian retailer of global street and youth apparel, footwear and accessories targeting 15–25-year-olds that was founded in Brisbane in 1999. In October of 2018, BBRC in partnership with Five V led the investment in Universal Store. Universal Store was publicly listed in November 2020 (ASX: UNI). BBRC fully exited its position in August 2021.