Oakley Capital Private Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Oakley Capital Private Equity has acquired 9 companies. It has also invested in 3 others.

Oakley Capital Private Equity’s most common sectors for investment are internet software and services (37%) and education (14%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (60%) and divestiture (24%). In total, Oakley Capital Private Equity has invested in 3 US states and 9 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2008 when it acquired Host Europe for $185M.

In the last 3 years, Oakley Capital Private Equity has exited 6 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (47%). 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 Activity30
    • M&A Sell Activity13
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 9
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8
  • 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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.8/yr) # 16 2 6 1 4 1 30
vol $335M $202M $90M $627M
Sell (1.4/yr) # 6 1 - 2 1 3 13
vol $877M $158M $1.0B
  43

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Casa.it S.r.l. 2020-09-17 - Secondary Buyout
Milan, Italy · www.casa.it
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 Group 2019-12-12 - Stake Purchase
Little Switzerland, North Carolina · www.webpros.net
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
Rastreator 2019-05-01 - Stake Purchase
Madrid, Spain · www.rastreator.com
Acierto.com 2019-05-01 - Growth Capital
Madrid, Spain · www.acierto.com
cPanel, Inc. 2018-08-20 - Growth Capital
Houston, Texas · www.cpanel.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Plesk, Inc. 2017-05-02 Xovi GmbH 2017-07-14 1
Chantilly, Vermont · www.plesk.com Koln, Germany · www.xovi.com
Daisy Group plc 2009-07-21 Damovo UK Ltd. 2015-01-29 6
Nelson, United Kingdom · www.daisygroupplc.com Horsham, United Kingdom · www.damovo.com/home?lang=en-GB
Daisy Group plc 2009-07-21 Indecs Computers Ltd. 2013-10-28 5
Nelson, United Kingdom · www.daisygroupplc.com Redditch, United Kingdom · www.indecsgroup.co.uk
Daisy Group plc 2009-07-21 2e2 Group Ltd. 2013-02-15 4
Nelson, United Kingdom · www.daisygroupplc.com Newbury, United Kingdom · www.2e2.com
Daisy Group plc 2009-07-21 The Net Crowd Ltd. 2013-02-01 3
Nelson, United Kingdom · www.daisygroupplc.com Newbury, United Kingdom · www.netcrowd.co.uk
Daisy Group plc 2009-07-21 O-bit Telecom Ltd. 2011-02-11 2
Nelson, United Kingdom · www.daisygroupplc.com High Wycombe, United Kingdom · www.o-bit.net
Daisy Group plc 2009-07-21 BNS Telecom Group Ltd. 2010-02-18 1
Nelson, United Kingdom · www.daisygroupplc.com Low Prudhoe, United Kingdom

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Internet Software and Services 4 (24%) 115M (28%) 11 (37%) 154M (25%)
Education 3 (18%) 47M (12%) 4 (13%) 47M (8%)
Information Technology 1 (6%) - 3 (10%) 185M (29%)
Business Services 2 (12%) 50M (12%) 3 (10%) 50M (8%)
Financial Services 2 (12%) 22M (5%) 2 (7%) 22M (3%)
Insurance 2 (12%) - 2 (7%) -
Software 1 (6%) 105M (26%) 1 (3%) 105M (17%)
Communications 1 (6%) 65M (16%) 1 (3%) 65M (10%)
Consumer Products 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Digital Media - - 1 (3%) -
Media - - 1 (3%) -
Total 17 $403M 30 $627M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 6 (35%) 176M (44%) 10 (34%) 176M (28%)
Germany 6 (35%) 72M (18%) 9 (31%) 257M (41%)
United States 2 (12%) 105M (26%) 3 (10%) 105M (17%)
  Vermont 1 (6%) 105M (26%) 1 (3%) 105M (17%)
  Texas 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (3%) -
Spain 2 (12%) - 2 (7%) -
Italy - - 2 (7%) -
Canada 1 (6%) 50M (12%) 1 (3%) 50M (8%)
  Ontario 1 (6%) 50M (12%) 1 (3%) 50M (8%)
Netherlands - - 1 (3%) 39M (6%)
Luxembourg - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 6 (35%) 176M (44%) 10 (34%) 176M (28%)
Cross-border 11 (65%) 227M (56%) 19 (66%) 451M (72%)
Total 17 $403M 29 $627M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 7 (41%) 86M (21%) 18 (60%) 310M (49%)
Divestiture 5 (29%) 270M (67%) 7 (23%) 270M (43%)
Secondary Buyout 2 (12%) 47M (12%) 2 (7%) 47M (8%)
Growth Capital 2 (12%) - 2 (7%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 17 $403M 30 $627M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 6 (46%) 449M (43%)
Trade Sale 3 (23%) 586M (57%)
Stake Sale 2 (15%) -
IPO 1 (8%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (8%) -
Total 13 $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
$100M to $1B 2 $290M
< $100M 7 $338M
TOTAL $627M
Largest Host Europe GmbH
$185M (2008-04-02)
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
PE Firm(s)
22%
2 22%
Strategic(s)
78%
7 78%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
64%
7 64%
Strategic(s)
36%
4 36%

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