|Caledonia Investments Group|
|Key People||Mark Nelson, CEO; Will Vicars, MD; Michael Darling, chairman|
Caledonia Investments Group is a privately-owned Australian investment group which, as the largest shareholder in the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), played a pivotal role in the takeover battle for control between the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Intercontinental Exchange.
Caledonia Investments Pty Limited was established in 1992 as a family office equity portfolio manager. The group expanded in 1998 with Caledonia (Private) Investments Pty Limited, which offers investment services to third parties. The combined group manages over A$3.5bn for almost four hundred investors, with a three-to-five year investment view..
Caledonia Investments Pty. Ltd rose to international prominence when it initially voted against the CME's agreed bid for the CBOT, less than two weeks before a rescheduled shareholders' vote on the tie-up, and despite lobbying from executives at both exchanges.