Oakley Capital Private Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Oakley Capital Private Equity has acquired 8 companies. It has also invested in 8 others.

Oakley Capital Private Equity’s most common sectors for investment areinternet software and services (36%) and education (16%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (47%) and divestiture (18%). In total, Oakley Capital Private Equity has invested in 1 US state and 11 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2020 when it acquired idealista S.A.U. 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 (58%). 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 Activity51
    • M&A Buy Activity37
    • M&A Sell Activity14
  • Total Sectors Invested 14
  • Total Countries Invested 11
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7
  • M&A Advisors 10

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 ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (3.0/yr) # 22 - 5 3 5 2 37
vol $432M $90M $1.5B $2.0B
Sell (1.4/yr) # 7 2 - 3 - 2 14
vol $877M $158M $1.0B
  51

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Construction Testing Solutions Ltd. 2022-08-30 - Secondary Buyout
Leicestershire, United Kingdom · www.constructiontesting.co.uk
Facile.it S.p.A. 2022-06-22 - Secondary Buyout
Milan, Italy · www.facile.it
Contabo GmbH 2022-06-08 - Secondary Buyout
Munich, Germany · www.contabo.com
Vice Sporting Goods GmbH 2022-05-06 - Growth Capital
Munich, Germany · www.vicegolf.com
Seedtag Advertising S.L. 2021-09-14 - Venture
Madrid, Spain · www.seedtag.com
ACE Education 2021-06-28 - Stake Purchase
Paris, France · www.ace-education.fr
Primavera Business Software Solutions, S.A. 2021-06-22 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Braga, Portugal · pt.primaverabss.com
ICP Education Holding Ltd. 2021-06-01 - Growth Capital
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Daisy Group plc 2009-07-21 XLN Telecom Ltd. 2022-02-17 7
Nelson, United Kingdom · www.daisygroupplc.com London, United Kingdom · www.xlntelecom.co.uk
Daisy Group plc 2009-07-21 Digital Wholesale Solutions Ltd. 2021-01-03 1
Nelson, United Kingdom · www.daisygroupplc.com Chandlers Ford, 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 6 (23%) 1.6B (90%) 14 (36%) 1.8B (91%)
Education 5 (19%) 47M (3%) 6 (15%) 47M (2%)
Business Services 2 (8%) 50M (3%) 3 (8%) 50M (3%)
Information Technology 2 (8%) - 3 (8%) -
Financial Services 2 (8%) 22M (1%) 2 (5%) 22M (1%)
Consumer Products 2 (8%) - 2 (5%) -
Insurance 2 (8%) - 2 (5%) -
Communications 1 (4%) 65M (4%) 1 (3%) 65M (3%)
Digital Media - - 1 (3%) -
Life Science 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Marine 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Marketing 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Media - - 1 (3%) -
Real Estate 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 26 $1.8B 39 $2.0B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Germany 9 (35%) 72M (4%) 12 (32%) 257M (13%)
United Kingdom 8 (31%) 176M (10%) 12 (32%) 176M (9%)
Spain 4 (15%) 1.5B (83%) 4 (11%) 1.5B (74%)
Italy - - 3 (8%) -
Netherlands 1 (4%) - 2 (5%) 39M (2%)
Canada 1 (4%) 50M (3%) 1 (3%) 50M (3%)
  Ontario 1 (4%) 50M (3%) 1 (3%) 50M (3%)
United States 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
  California 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
France 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Portugal 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Luxembourg - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 8 (31%) 176M (10%) 12 (32%) 176M (9%)
Cross-border 18 (69%) 1.6B (90%) 26 (68%) 1.8B (91%)
Total 26 $1.8B 38 $2.0B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 8 (31%) 86M (5%) 18 (46%) 310M (16%)
Divestiture 5 (19%) 165M (9%) 7 (18%) 165M (8%)
Secondary Buyout 5 (19%) 1.5B (86%) 6 (15%) 1.5B (76%)
Growth Capital 4 (15%) - 4 (10%) -
Stake Purchase 3 (12%) - 3 (8%) -
Venture 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 26 $1.8B 39 $2.0B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 8 (57%) 449M (43%)
Trade Sale 3 (21%) 586M (57%)
IPO 1 (7%) -
Stake Sale 1 (7%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (7%) -
Total 14 $1.0B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Lincoln International
2
Mediobanca S.p.A.
1
PwC Corporate Finance LLC
1
Legal Deals
Ashurst LLP
2
Ropes & Gray LLP
1
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.5B
$100M to $1B 1 $185M
< $100M 7 $338M
TOTAL $2.0B
Largest idealista, S.A.U.
$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)
15%
6 (15%)
Strategic(s)
18%
7 (18%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
57%
8 (57%)
Strategic(s)
29%
4 (29%)

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