Oakley Capital Private Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Oakley Capital Private Equity has acquired 5 companies. It has also invested in 4 others.

Oakley Capital Private Equity’s most common sectors for investment are internet software and services (36%) and education (13%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (55%) and divestiture (23%). In total, Oakley Capital Private Equity has invested in 1 US state and 9 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2020 when it acquired idealista SA for $1.5B.

In the last 3 years, Oakley Capital Private Equity has exited 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (50%). Oakley Capital Private Equity’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2010 when it sold Host Europe for $342M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity43
    • M&A Buy Activity31
    • M&A Sell Activity12
  • Total Sectors Invested 13
  • Total Countries Invested 9
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7
  • M&A Advisors 6

Oakley Capital Private Equity

3 Cadogan Gate,
London, SW1X 0AS
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 20 7766 6900
www.oakleycapital.com
enquiries@oakleycapital.com

Oakley Capital Private Equity is a mid-market, generalist private equity firm focused on investing in the UK and Western Europe. Oakley targets a variety of investment situations, including traditional buyouts, take privates, growth capital financings, secondary buyouts, and turnarounds. Oakley prefers controlling situations and looks to commit £5 to £60 million per transaction. Oakley Capital Private Equity is a unit of asset manager of Oakley Capital. The Group is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Communications, Financial Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Media, Publishing

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Going Private, Growth Capital, Special Situations/Distressed

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom, Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 20 60
Enterprise Value 40 120
values in millions of GBP

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (2.6/yr) # 18 4 - 5 3 1 31
vol $335M $97M $90M $1.5B $2.0B
Sell (1.0/yr) # 7 - 2 - 3 - 12
vol $877M $158M $1.0B
  43

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Dexters London Ltd. 2021-02-22 - Growth Capital
Teddington, United Kingdom · www.dexters.co.uk
WindStar Medical GmbH 2020-10-22 - Divestiture
Wehrheim, Germany · www.windstar-medical.com
Casa.it S.r.l. 2020-09-17 - Secondary Buyout
Milan, Italy · www.casa.it
idealista SA 2020-09-10 1.5B EUR Secondary Buyout
Madrid, Spain · www.idealista.com
Inspired Education Holdings Ltd. 2020-04-08 - Stake Sale
London, United Kingdom · www.Inspirededu.com
Globe-Trotter 2020-03-04 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
London, United Kingdom · www.globe-trotter.com
atHome Group S.A. 2020-02-24 - Secondary Buyout
Luxembourg, Luxembourg · www.athome.lu
WebPros HoldCo B.V. 2019-12-12 - Stake Purchase
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.webpros.com
Seven Miles GmbH 2019-08-15 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Düsseldorf, Germany · www.sevenmiles.de
Videotel Marine International Co. 2019-05-13 90M USD Divestiture
London, United Kingdom · www.videotel.co.uk
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Daisy Group plc 2009-07-21 Digital Wholesale Solutions Ltd. 2021-01-03 1
Nelson, United Kingdom · www.daisygroupplc.com Nelson, United Kingdom · www.digitalwholesalesolutions.com
Daisy Group plc 2009-07-21 2e2 Group Ltd. 2013-02-15 6
Nelson, United Kingdom · www.daisygroupplc.com Newbury, United Kingdom · www.2e2.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Internet Software and Services 5 (26%) 1.6B (90%) 11 (35%) 1.6B (81%)
Education 3 (16%) 47M (3%) 4 (13%) 47M (2%)
Information Technology 1 (5%) - 3 (10%) 185M (9%)
Business Services 1 (5%) 50M (3%) 2 (6%) 50M (3%)
Financial Services 2 (11%) 22M (1%) 2 (6%) 22M (1%)
Insurance 2 (11%) - 2 (6%) -
Communications 1 (5%) 65M (4%) 1 (3%) 65M (3%)
Consumer Products 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Digital Media - - 1 (3%) -
Life Science 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Marine 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Media - - 1 (3%) -
Real Estate 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 19 $1.8B 31 $2.0B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Germany 7 (37%) 72M (4%) 10 (33%) 257M (13%)
United Kingdom 6 (32%) 176M (10%) 10 (33%) 176M (9%)
Spain 3 (16%) 1.5B (83%) 3 (10%) 1.5B (74%)
Netherlands 1 (5%) - 2 (7%) 39M (2%)
Italy - - 2 (7%) -
Canada 1 (5%) 50M (3%) 1 (3%) 50M (3%)
  Ontario 1 (5%) 50M (3%) 1 (3%) 50M (3%)
United States 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
  California 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Luxembourg - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 6 (32%) 176M (10%) 10 (33%) 176M (9%)
Cross-border 13 (68%) 1.6B (90%) 20 (67%) 1.8B (91%)
Total 19 $1.8B 30 $2.0B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 7 (37%) 86M (5%) 17 (55%) 310M (16%)
Divestiture 5 (26%) 165M (9%) 7 (23%) 165M (8%)
Secondary Buyout 3 (16%) 1.5B (86%) 3 (10%) 1.5B (76%)
Growth Capital 2 (11%) - 2 (6%) -
Stake Purchase 2 (11%) - 2 (6%) -
Total 19 $1.8B 31 $2.0B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 6 (50%) 449M (43%)
Trade Sale 3 (25%) 586M (57%)
IPO 1 (8%) -
Stake Sale 1 (8%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (8%) -
Total 12 $1.0B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Lincoln International
2
Fenchurch Advisory Partners Ltd.
1
Mediobanca S.p.A.
1
Legal Deals
Ashurst LLP
2
Ropes & Gray LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.5B
$100M to $1B 1 $185M
< $100M 7 $338M
TOTAL $2.0B
Largest idealista SA
$1.5B (2020-09-10)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 5 $1.0B
TOTAL $1.0B
Largest Host Europe GmbH
$342M (2010-09-15)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
10%
3 (10%)
Strategic(s)
23%
7 (23%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
50%
6 (50%)
Strategic(s)
33%
4 (33%)

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