Your guide to upcoming floats

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Here is a snapshot of entities that had applied for admission to the official list of ASX, as at March 4, 2014. Upcoming floats has more information, and Recent floats and listings provides information on entities that have listed on ASX in the previous two months.

Note: information about upcoming floats can change quickly if companies close their IPO ahead of schedule, or decide to extend their offer. Check the ASX website or talk to your financial adviser for latest information. IPO listing and closing dates are indicative only.

1. Blue Sky Alternatives Access Fund Limited

A listed investment company mandated to invest in a diversified portfolio of alternative assets managed by a wholly owned subsidiary of Blue Sky Alternative Investments Limited ('Blue Sky'). Blue Sky currently manages more than $550 million across the four major alternative asset classes: Real Assets, Private Equity, Private Real Estate and Hedge Funds. Capital to be raised: $100 million.

2. Gentrack Group Limited

Gentrack has an extensive history of developing, implementing and supporting its specialist software for energy utilities, water companies and airports. Established in 1989, Gentrack now has over 150 utilities and airports using its software - including some of the most innovative utilities companies in Australasia and the UK, and Tier 1 airports around the world. Capital to be raised: NZ$88.6 million to NZ$101.8 million.

3. Global Value Fund Limited

Global Value Fund is an investment company that provides shareholders with the opportunity to invest in a global portfolio of securities purchased at a discount to their underlying asset value. By capturing this discount for its investors, the London-based manager aims to provide an alternative source of market outperformance compared to more common stock selection strategies. Capital to be raised: $100 million.

4. HuaYi Resources Limited

HuaYi Resources has a magnesite project in the mountainous region in Haicheng City, in the People's Republic of China (PRC). HuaYi intends to undertake a drilling program with the aim of providing a JORC-compliant resource for the project, and verify and validate the classified mineralisation estimates undertaken in the PRC in 2009 and 2012. Capital to be raised: $2.5 million.

5. Mantra Group Limited

Mantra Group is a leading Australian accommodation operator with the second largest network of hotels, resorts and serviced apartment properties in Australia (by total room number). Mantra Group has a total portfolio of 113 properties and over 11,600 rooms across Australia, New Zealand and in Indonesia. Capital to be raised: $263.1 million.

6. The PAS Group Limited

The PAS Group is one of Australia's leading apparel groups with an established business model and over 20 brands integrated into the group. PAS was established in November 2004 to capitalise on the fragmented nature of the apparel industry in Australia with the intention of aggregating a diversified group of successful, long-established apparel businesses. Capital to be raised: $120.5 million.

From ASX

The entities listed above have made application for admission to the official list of ASX. Part of this application process includes the allocation of a provisional ASX code and the provision of details about the entity on the linked page below. In some instances ASX provides a link to a third-party site from which the offer document and application form may also be available for download.

The allocation of a code and the provision of a link to a third-party site does not in any way imply that the entity's application for admission to the official list will be approved and should not be considered in any way as an indication of the merits of the entity. Use of a link to a third-party site indicates your acceptance of the conditions.

It is advisable to obtain investment advice before making any investment decisions relying on information provided on a third-party site, and the entity's offer document should be read in its entirety before any decision is made to invest in the entity's securities.

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