Oakley Capital Private Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

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

Oakley Capital Private Equity’s most common sectors for investment areinternet software and services (35%) and education (18%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (45%) and secondary buyout (18%). In total, Oakley Capital Private Equity has invested in 1 US state and 12 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 2 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 Activity52
    • M&A Buy Activity38
    • M&A Sell Activity14
  • Total Sectors Invested 14
  • Total Countries Invested 12
  • 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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (2.0/yr) # 28 3 5 2 - - 38
vol $522M $1.5B $2.0B
Sell (1.0/yr) # 9 3 - 2 - - 14
vol $1.0B $1.0B
  52

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 Sale
Milan, Italy · www.facile.it
Contabo GmbH 2022-06-08 - Secondary Sale
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 (22%) 1.6B (90%) 14 (35%) 1.8B (91%)
Education 6 (22%) 47M (3%) 7 (18%) 47M (2%)
Business Services 2 (7%) 50M (3%) 3 (8%) 50M (3%)
Information Technology 2 (7%) - 3 (8%) -
Financial Services 2 (7%) 22M (1%) 2 (5%) 22M (1%)
Consumer Products 2 (7%) - 2 (5%) -
Insurance 2 (7%) - 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 27 $1.8B 40 $2.0B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Germany 9 (33%) 72M (4%) 12 (31%) 257M (13%)
United Kingdom 8 (30%) 176M (10%) 12 (31%) 176M (9%)
Spain 4 (15%) 1.5B (83%) 4 (10%) 1.5B (74%)
Italy - - 3 (8%) -
Luxembourg 1 (4%) - 2 (5%) -
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%) -
Norway 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Portugal 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Netherlands - - 1 (3%) 39M (2%)
Domestic 8 (30%) 176M (10%) 12 (31%) 176M (9%)
Cross-border 19 (70%) 1.6B (90%) 27 (69%) 1.8B (91%)
Total 27 $1.8B 39 $2.0B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 8 (30%) 86M (5%) 18 (45%) 310M (16%)
Secondary Buyout 6 (22%) 1.5B (86%) 7 (18%) 1.5B (76%)
Divestiture 5 (19%) 165M (9%) 7 (18%) 165M (8%)
Growth Capital 4 (15%) - 4 (10%) -
Stake Purchase 3 (11%) - 3 (8%) -
Venture 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 27 $1.8B 40 $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
Fenchurch Advisory Partners Ltd.
1
KPMG Corporate Finance LLC
1
Legal Deals
Ashurst LLP
2
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
1
Ropes & Gray
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)
18%
7 (18%)
Strategic(s)
18%
7 (18%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
57%
8 (57%)
Strategic(s)
29%
4 (29%)

FAQ

When was Oakley Capital Private Equity founded?

Oakley Capital Private Equity was founded in 2011.

What type of investor is Oakley Capital Private Equity?

Oakley Capital Private Equity is a private equity firm.

Where is Oakley Capital Private Equity headquartered?

Oakley Capital Private Equity is headquartered in London, United Kingdom.

How much capital does Oakley Capital Private Equity have under management?

Oakley Capital Private Equity has 1.5B EUR under management.

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