Oakley Capital

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What is Oakley Capital?

Oakley Capital was set up in 2002 by Peter Dubens, an entrepreneur who wanted to create a financial partner and David Till. 5 years later, the first fund at €288 million was raised with David Till, to encourage and back entrepreneurship. After the first fund, Alex Collins joined as a partner.

The company back outstanding businesses in a diverse range of industries across Western Europe. Especially, Oakley has experience in technology, consumer and education sectors. In 2008 there were some early investments including Headland Media, Host Europe, Daisy PLC and Monument. Oakley has expanded its portfolio with the investments of Broadstone and Time Out Group PLC. In the following years, Oakley continued to invest in education and all core sectors. After the third fund at 800 million has launched, Oakley Capital has invested in Casa & atHome, WebPros, TechInsights, Schülerhilfe, AMOS. With this expansion, partner team expands to seven.

While investments are continuing, Oakley opened an office in Germany to capitalize on its increasing presence and expertise in the market in 2018. Fund IV was closed at €1.46bn with the investments of Ekon and Seagull & Videotel in 2019. This year, Oakley acquired a majority stake in Globe-Trotter Group, the British luxury luggage brand, from entrepreneur Toshiyasu Takubo. Moreover, it has completed the sale of its remaining stake in Inspired. As part of the transaction, Oakley has sold down its stake in full, following partial realisations in 2019 and 2017.

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