Who We Are

Oakley is a firm founded by an entrepreneur from the business community, rather than a spin-out from a larger financial institution.

Oakley Capital Private Equity is a mid-market private equity investor with over €1.5bn under management, investing primarily in Western Europe.

Our focus is on primary deals which we acquire outside of auctions. We often buy from founders who are attracted by our entrepreneurial approach and we are comfortable with complexity so we have acquired many carve outs.

Investing in a diverse range of portfolio companies, our objective is to work proactively with our portfolio company management teams, together with other stakeholders, in order to create substantial shareholder value for investors.

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Entrepreneurial Leadership

Oakley has a uniquely entrepreneurial approach stemming from its foundations, with the majority of the senior team having backgrounds running their own businesses or working alongside entrepreneurs.

Oakley often focuses on companies which are owned by families, founders or entrepreneurial managers, cultivating relationships with them over many years to become a preferred acquirer.

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