Oakley Capital

Oakley Capital is a mid-market private equity investor. Oakley was set up in 2002 by Peter Dubens, an entrepreneur who wanted to create a financial partner that would understand the needs and ambitions of business founders, a partner that he himself would want to work with. It’s this entrepreneurial heritage that sets them apart. They attract like-minded businesses, and build strong partnerships with their management teams, investing their time and experience – as well as their capital – to help them grow and succeed. They back outstanding businesses in a diverse range of industries across Western Europe. Oakley has a particular track record in three sectors: Technology, Media & Telecoms (TMT); Consumer; and Education.

Lovis von Andrian

Investment Director

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Andre Augustin

Investment Director

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Emilio Avati

Investment Associate

Paolo Bollag

Investment Associate

David Brickell

Partner

Vicente Castellano

Operating Partner

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Alessandro Celli

Investment Director

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Jonathan Clapham

Investment Manager

Alex Collins

Partner

Arnaud de Cremiers

Partner

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Willy Dietzel

Investment Associate

Peter Dubens

Managing Partner and Co-Founder

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Sam Fenton-Whittet

Partner

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Luke Frizoni

Investment Manager

Rebecca Gibson

Partner

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Sascha Gunther

Partner

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Max Haddock

Investment Associate

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Amit Joshi

Investment Associate

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David Keech

Investment Director

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Aaron Kienwald

COO

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Lilia Kyuchukova

Investment Associate

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Ben Li

Investment Associate

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James McCallion

Investment Associate

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Giorgia Monterubbiano

Investment Associate

Arthur Mornington

Partner

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Mike Mutsaers

Investment Manager

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Maeve O'toole

Finance Senior Associate

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Cristina Popescu

Investment Manager

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Stewart Porter

COO

Ralf Schremper

Partner

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Christina Schrettle

Investment Associate

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Anna Simpson

Investor Relations Associate

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Konstantin Synetos

Investment Manager

David Till

Senior Partner and Co-Founder

Steven Tredget

Partner

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Tom Twiney

Investment Director

Victor Vadaneaux

MD and Operating Partner

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Jamie Wilman

Investment Manager

DW

Daniel Wolfgarten

Investment Associate

Amjid Zaman

CFO

42 past transactions

Schuelerhilfe

Acquisition in 2017
Schülerhilfe GmbH is the largest educational and tutoring provider in Germany. The company teaches more than 100,000 customers at 1,068 locations, mainly between six and 18 years of age. Slightly more than one third of the sites are run by Schülerhilfe GmbH itself, while the rest work under the direction of self-employed franchisees. Measured by the number of locations, the company is Germany's third-largest franchise system.

vLex

Private Equity Round in 2023
vLex Networks, SL provides online legal information solutions for customers in Spain, the United States, Latin America, and internationally. It offers practical law know-how products for various practice areas; books, scientific journals, and legislative and case-law collections; and up-to-date legal information for businesses and government institutions. The company also provides legal information of various countries, with a focus on Europe, the United States, and Latin America. It serves law firms and corporations, universities and research centers, and government. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Barcelona, Spain with additional offices in Miami, Florida; São Paulo, Brazil; Mexico City, Mexico; London, United Kingdom; Ottawa, Canada; Colombia; Chile; and Italy.

WebPros

Acquisition in 2018
WebPros Group, encompassing cPanel and Plesk, is the leading SaaS platform for server management globally.

Globe-Trotter Group Limited

Acquisition in 2020
Globe-Trotter Group Limited manufactures luggage bags and suitcases. Globe-Trotter Group Limited was formerly known as Globe-Trotter Retail Limited and changed its name to Globe-Trotter Group Limited in April 2018. The company was founded in 1897 and is based in London, United Kingdom.

seedtag

Series B in 2021
Seedtag is the In-Image Advertising platform in Southern Europe and Latam. Our goal is to generate additional income for publishers through the monetization of editorial images, which are converted into additional advertising space. Our unique technology analyzes and sorts pictures, allowing advertisers to associate their brands to specific brand territories and contexts.

minicabit Limited

Venture Round in 2015
minicabit Limited enables users to compare prices and book a mini-cab and taxi online from a network of licensed cab operators in the United Kingdom. It offers minicabit.com, which allows users to book executive mini-cabs, hybrid mini-cabs, and cars for up to seven passengers via the Web and iPhone application. The company was incorporated in 2010 and is based in London, United Kingdom with locations in London, Bristol, Edinburgh, and Glasgow.

Vice Golf

Private Equity Round in 2022
Vice Golf makes premium golf balls, sells them over the internet, and ships them directly to the consumer. The balls are as good as anything out there, but a lot less expensive. Vice Golf was founded in Germany in 2012 by Ingo Duellmann and Rainer Stoeckl. The company started selling the highest-quality golf balls first in Germany, expanded into other parts of Europe, and entered the U.S. market in 2015. Orders are taken over the internet and the balls are shipped, directly from the manufacturer, to the consumer’s front door. The prices are cheap, the golf balls aren’t. Vice Golf balls cost less than half as much as of comparable products from other manufacturers of premium balls. In fact, one new, top-quality Vice Golf ball costs about the same as a used ball purchased through normal channels in America.

Inspired

Seed Round in 2013
Inspired, a co-educational, non-denominational, and independent school group, owns and operates a chain of schools for students in Europe, Australia, and Africa. The company is based in London, United Kingdom with a location in Johannesburg, South Africa. It has schools in Berkshire, United Kingdom; Switzerland; Sydney, Australia; Karen, Kenya; and Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Somerset West, South Africa.

WindStar Medical GmbH

Acquisition in 2020
Windstar Medical AG manufactures and supplies healthcare products for private label products and branded products in Germany.
A PRIMAVERA Business Software Solutions é uma tecnológica portuguesa especializada no desenvolvimento de soluções de gestão empresarial. Um portfólio abrangente de soluções sólidas garante a resposta adequada às necessidades das micro, pequenas, médias e grandes organizações de todos os setores de atividade, assim como às instituições públicas. A elevada extensibilidade destas soluções garante uma adequação plena às especificidades das mais de 40 mil empresas utilizadoras, em Portugal, Angola, Moçambique, Cabo Verde e Espanha, impulsionando a máxima rentabilidade dos seus negócios.

North Sails Group, LLC

Debt Financing in 2015
North Sails manufactures and supplies sails to sailors and yachtsmen in the United States and internationally. It offers cruising, racing one design, offshore one design, performance racing, superyachts, and classics sail types. The company also specializes in sail, hull, and flag graphics, as well as class insignias and regatta packages.

idealista.com

Private Equity Round in 2021
idealista.com is a real estate website in Spanish. idealista.com is a meeting point for buyers and sellers and its database consists currently of more than 280,000 unique listings; also provides the buyer and the seller with useful information to help and guide them in their buying-selling. Since 2000, idealista.com has been specializing in helping millions of people overcome the anxiety and frustration of finding a home.

Facile.it S.p.A.

Private Equity Round in 2022
Facile has built a leading market position in the fast-growing Italian online price comparison market particularly in car insurance. They recently launched several new price comparison product verticals to broaden its revenue base including gas and electricity, broadband, bank accounts and mobile phones. Today, Facile helps 2.2 million Italians a month compare prices on key elements of their household expenditure.

Videotel

Acquisition in 2019
Videotel is the multi-media producer of high-quality maritime safety training software and materials serving the maritime community today. As well as our award winning videos, programmes and courses on board over 12,000 vessels, we have the largest portfolio of maritime computer based training (CBT) materials in the world. With over 950 titles and over 100 million training hours accomplished to date, Videotel is assisting in promoting the learning of hundreds of seafarers across the globe.

cPanel, Inc.

Acquisition in 2018
cPanel is a control panel designed for the web hosting industry. It provides hosting providers with automated point-and-click hosting platforms. cPanel was launched in 1997 by cPanel Inc. and its operations are based in Houston, Texas.

TechInsights

Acquisition in 2017
TechInsights is a technology company that offers intellectual property consulting, patent brokerage services, and technical analysis.TechInsights offers IP advisory and consulting services; technical investigation and reverse engineering; market intelligence and device teardown and analysis; patent management software and tools; and more.TechInsights is headquartered in San Francisco, California with additional offices in Ottawa, Canada; Austin, U.S.A.; Tokyo, Japan; Shanghai, China; Warsaw, Poland; Taipei, Taiwan; Seoul, Korea; and Tel Aviv, Israel.

Daisy Group

Funding Round in 2015
Daisy is the complete provider for business telecoms services in the UK. They have been providing a cost-effective service with unrivalled and award winning customer care since 2001. Daisy is a leading provider of integrated voice and data services to more than 70,000 customers in the small-medium business market. Daisy empower businesses of all sizes to embrace the relentlessness of technological change. From your mobile to your cloud, your desktop to your business continuity, and your broadband to your contact centre and use it to drive efficiency and profitability. Daisy also work through System Integrators, Telcos and Value Added Resellers to help them manage their enterprise customers’ needs.

Emesa Netherlands BV

Acquisition in 2011
Emesa Netherlands BV offers Emesa, an online portal for searching, comparing, and booking travel and leisure packages. It has a portfolio of websites, including VakantieVeilingen.nl, ActievandeDag.nl, and ActievandeDag.be. Emesa Netherlands BV was founded in 2004 and is based in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland.

Seven Miles Capital GmbH

Acquisition in 2019
Seven Miles operates a digital voucher platform that partners with over 500 industry leaders, including Amazon, Google, Apple, IKEA, Zalando, and Facebook. They develop, issue, and market voucher products with flexible redemption options on their platform's own online portals. Seven Miles covers the entire value chain, developing products and getting retail partners involved (including digital infrastructure), from in-house production to sales, both online and in-store. The resulting logistics infrastructure allows Seven Miles to respond dynamically and flexibly to the needs of both individual and corporate clients in the shortest possible time.

Host Europe Group Limited

Acquisition in 2008
Founded in 1997, Host Europe Group (with over 1 million customers) provides domain registration, mass hosting, customised managed hosting, cloud hosting and has an emerging software-as-a-service offering. With over 15 years’ experience in the web hosting industry the Host Europe group is renowned for providing high quality hosting products with comprehensive technical support to its many customers from around the world. Companies appreciate Host Europe’s highly secure infrastructure as well as it’s individually managed hosting solutions for demanding Internet applications. Host Europe owns and operates its own data centres and partners with many other industry leaders to ensure the flexibility and reliability that its customers demand. Over the years each brand within the Host Europe has won multiple awards for their achievements within the field of web hosting, including “Good Practice in Energy Efficiency” by the Energy Agency Dena for its “green” data centre, awards for sustainable business practices and for quality of services offered.

Verivox Holdings Ltd.

Acquisition in 2009
Verivox is the largest independent consumer portal for energy in Germany. Besides offering Verivox comparisons of telecommunications, insurance and finance. Consumers can compare to www.verivox.de quickly and easily tariffs and directly go to the best suppliers for you. Since 1998 Verivox has helped more than 6 million consumers changing providers. No suppliers from the industries they compare, is involved in Verivox. This gives Verivox the necessary independence to be able to compare the offers of companies objectively and clearly can. The largest shareholder of Verivox is Oakley Capital, a private equity firm from England, which owns a 51 percent stake. The remaining shares are held by the two founders Andrew Goodwin and Alexander Preston. Verivox represents in its collective compare the respective market objective and neutral. While all providers are the same sustainable criteria and apply consumer protection directives . The use of price comparisons is Verivox-free. These services financed by Verivox agency commissions of their business partners and advertising. But they ask of course also represents providers and tariffs, of which Verivox receives no commission. So we provide the comprehensive overview of the market safely. The price comparisons in Verivox daily updated several times and kept up to date. Tenders will be mathematically sorted, what are easy to track with the calculator kann.Nicht only we ourselves, also compared companies continually monitor the presentation of their offers in the price comparison. The keen competition between providers, thus ensuring additional transparency. Consumer protection is very important to Verivox. We have strict guidelines for consumer protection and develop them further, in order to protect customers from unfair tariff condition. For this they draw if need be before court. They are committed to national and European level for better consumer protection. Verivox is a sustaining member of the conciliation body energy and advises the EU on regulatory issues.

Elite Partners

Acquisition in 2015
ElitePartner is Germany's pioneer of online partner agencies offering matchmaking services based on psychological profiling. ElitePartner aims at sophisticated singles 30+ looking for a long-term relationship. ElitePartner was acquired by Tomorrow Focus AG in 2007 and became part of the PARSHIP ELITE Group of ProSiebenSat.1 in 2016.

KVH Media Group

Acquisition in 2008
KVH Media Group, formerly Headland Media, is a leading provider of commercially licensed news, music, TV, and movie entertainment content for a wide range of industries including maritime, retail, and hotels. Its parent company, KVH Industries, is a leading provider of in-motion satellite TV and communications systems, having designed, manufactured, and sold more than 175,000 mobile satellite antennas for applications on vessels, vehicles, and aircraft. KVH Industries is based in Middletown, RI, U.S.A., with offices in Illinois, Denmark, Norway, the U.K., Singapore, the Philippines, Cyprus, and Japan.

Plesk International GmbH

Acquisition in 2017
Plesk is a WebOps platform to run, automate, and grow applications, websites, and hosting businesses. Plesk allows its users to create cloud-based web applications and websites for SMEs and it secures their applications and websites automatically. The company offers its users with solutions such as shared hosting, WordPress management, WebOps for developers, and infrastructure for providers. Plesk is headquartered in Switzerland and has 6 global offices including Toronto/CA, Cologne/DE, Barcelona/DE, Tokyo/JP and Novosibrisk/RU

Time Out Group plc

Acquisition in 2011
Time Out Group is a global media and leisure business that inspires and enables people to explore and enjoy the best of the city. It all began in London in 1968 when Time Out helped people discover the exciting new urban cultures that had started up all over the capital. Since then, this iconic brand has consistently maintained its status as the go-to source of inspiration for both locals and visitors alike. Time Out Group comprises two highly synergistic business divisions: Time Out Media and Time Out Market. Time Out Media’s digital and physical media proposition comprises websites, mobile, social media, print and live events. Across these platforms, Time Out distributes its high-quality content – written and curated by local expert journalists – around the best food, drinks, culture, art, music, theatre, travel and entertainment in 327 cities and 58 countries. The Company is monetising this global reach and its strong traffic from a desirable audience via digital and print advertising as well as e-commerce. Since its launch 50 years ago, Time Out has become a global brand that advertisers and consumers love and trust. Time Out Market is a food and cultural market leveraging the Time Out brand to bring the best of the city under one roof: its best chefs, drinks and cultural experiences – based on the editorial curation Time Out has always been known for. The first Time Out Market opened in Lisbon in 2014 and is now Portugal’s most popular attraction with 3.9 million visitors in 2018. Following this success, five new Time Out Markets have opened in North America in 2019 in Miami and New York (May), Boston (June) and in Montréal and Chicago (November). A further pipeline of other global locations includes Dubai (2020), London (2021) and Prague thereafter. Across both business divisions, the Group’s mission is to help people around the world go out better. Time Out is headquartered in London (United Kingdom) and listed on London's AIM stock exchange, trading under the ticker symbol 'TMO'.

Monument Securities Ltd

Acquisition in 2008
Monument Securities is an international derivatives, equities, and fixed income broker.

Rastreator.com

Acquisition in 2019
Rastreator.com is the online insurance comparison pioneer and market leader in Spain , belonging to the division aggregators Admiral Group , a British specialist motor insurance direct sales .

atHome Group S.à.R.L.

Acquisition in 2016
atHome.lu has established a market leading position in the online real estate advertising market in Luxembourg, with over 90% coverage of real estate agents.

Ekon

Acquisition in 2019
Ekon provides Enterprise Resource Planning (“ERP”) software to over 1,000 SMEs in Spain. Ekon’s Cloud, which offers ERP solutions via a Software-as-a-Service (“SaaS”) delivery model. Ekon’s software is developed exclusively in Spain, making it one of the few significant local players in a market which has low cloud ERP penetration versus other European markets.

Broadstone Corporate Benefits

Acquisition in 2010
Broadstone provides pensions, employee benefits, actuarial and investment services advice to small and medium sized employers, pension scheme trustees and individual pension scheme members. its team is passionate about understanding its clients needs and achieving the very best results through clear, concise, cost effective, and comprehensive advice. It offers independent trusteeship through our sister company, 2020 Trustees, which is a leading independent corporate trustee.

Acierto.com

Acquisition in 2019
Acierto.com is a price comparison platform that enables its users to compare insurance packages in Spain. The platform offers price comparisons for car and motorbike, house, and health insurance as well as life assurance. It was launched in 2007 and is based in Madrid, Spain.

Damovo UK Limited

Acquisition in 2015
Damovo delivers technology-enabled business efficiencies to enterprises around the world. Their customers benefit from their 40 years of experience, expertise and ecosystem of industry partners. Through their consultative approach (understand, deliver and improve) they work with their customers to explore how technology can support their business objectives now and into the future. Their portfolio includes solutions around unified communications and collaboration, enterprise networks, contact centres, cloud services and global managed services. Damovo has regional offices across Europe and a global capability spanning over 100 countries. Whatever the sector and wherever the geography, they give their 2,000 customers the tools they need to accomplish continuous business improvement. Damovo began operating in 2001, following Apax Partner's acquisition of Ericsson's direct sales and service operations and is now a privately owned company.

Career Partner GmbH

Acquisition in 2017
Career Partner Group (CPG) is a provider of private education and personnel development. CPG offers academic state-approved study programs, certified trainings, and innovative continuous education programs for experts and managers of all industries. CPG is one of the largest e-learning providers in Germany offering a multitude of courses, distance learning modules, company-specific solutions, and services in the field of digital learning.

intergenia

Acquisition in 2011
intergenia AG belongs to the leading suppliers of professional web hosting and server solutions in Europe . As a pioneer in the area of dedicated server hosting in Germany , the company represents a perfect synergy of innovation, high-tech and know-how with its brands PlusServer, serverloft and SERVER4YOU. The inventive service provider offers a very sophisticated and versatile product range to business and private clients as well as resellers, and among its customers are clients from medium-sized businesses, major corporations, and banks.

AMOS - Sport Business School

Acquisition in 2017
AMOS is a international business school focused exclusively on sport and sports business.

Parship

Acquisition in 2015
PARSHIP.co.uk is the UK's first compatibility-based online dating service, specifically for people who are serious about forming a lasting relationship. It is the British subsidiary of Europe's largest and most successful serious online dating service with millions of members, who are predominantly affluent, educated men and women between 28 and 55 years old. Since its launch in Germany in 2001, PARSHIP has matched thousands of single people who are serious about forming a long-lasting relationship. The first step is an 80-question psychometric test, which is free of charge and takes about 20 minutes to complete. The results of the test create a fascinating profile of each member's personality. Using methods based on years of scientific research, this profile is then carefully matched with the profiles of other members whose balance of similar and complementary characteristics marks them out as a potential partner for the new member. PARSHIP.co.uk operates a 3-tiered pricing system: £35 for 1 month, £57 for 3 months, £84 for 6 months. 75% of people who register with the PARSHIP site go on to complete the psychometric compatibility test. In fact, 2,500 people across Europe complete the test every day. PARSHIP GmbH, headquartered in Hamburg, is 87%-owned by Holtzbrinck networXs AG, part of the Georg von Holtzbrinck publishing group, one of Germany's largest publishing companies with financial interests in more than 80 companies including the Macmillan Group. Driven primarily by revenue-share partnerships with leading names in print and online media, including Express Newspapers, Hellomagazine.com, FAZ, Die Zeit and Der Spiegel, as well as Tiscali and T-online, PARSHIP GmbH has expanded to cover UK, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain and France.

Facile.it S.p.A.

Acquisition in 2014
Facile has built a leading market position in the fast-growing Italian online price comparison market particularly in car insurance. They recently launched several new price comparison product verticals to broaden its revenue base including gas and electricity, broadband, bank accounts and mobile phones. Today, Facile helps 2.2 million Italians a month compare prices on key elements of their household expenditure.

Alessi S.p.A.

Private Equity Round in 2019
Alessi is a homeware designer.

North Sails Group, LLC

Acquisition in 2014
North Sails manufactures and supplies sails to sailors and yachtsmen in the United States and internationally. It offers cruising, racing one design, offshore one design, performance racing, superyachts, and classics sail types. The company also specializes in sail, hull, and flag graphics, as well as class insignias and regatta packages.

Seagull

Acquisition in 2019
Seagull AS is the provider of computer based training systems for seafarers.

Dexters

Private Equity Round in 2021
Dexters operates as a real-estate agency chain.

Casa.it

Acquisition in 2016
Casa.it is a provider of online real estate advertising services. It offers information on real estate agencies, on sale, and for rent properties comprising of flats, villas, independent houses, penthouses, loft, and others, and private space on the internet. It was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Milan, Italy.