How we add value

By targeting growth sectors and markets we have experience in, Oakley Capital can focus on creating better revenue generation and implementing programmes that yield operational efficiencies.

Buy & build

Notably, buy & build strategies have contributed to value-accretive growth and multiple expansion. For instance, between 2009 and 2014, Daisy, an SME telecoms business, completed twenty bolt-on acquisitions, with an average entry EBITDA multiple of 5x and exit multiple of 11x, and a gross return of 38x capital invested. Similarly, intergenia, a web-hosting business, completed five acquisitions between 2012 and 2015 at 4-5x, and exiting at 10x of run-rate EBITDA, realising a gross return of 2.5x capital invested. Over 50% of our portfolio has undertaken some form of M & A under Oakley’s ownership.

Growth Acceleration

Oakley has the expertise and resources to help investee companies transform their operations and exploit a changing environment. Our entrepreneurial heritage and ethos means we have the appetite and ability to provide informed and creative input to the strategic growth of our portfolio companies.

Professionalisation

Oakley has a track record of buying businesses from founders and entrepreneurs, preparing the business for institutional ownership, and then selling to a corporate or private equity buyer. It transitions businesses by improving management, reporting and corporate governance practices. This has contributed to a positive multiple arbitrage from across realised Fund I and II investments. Oakley has also done many carve outs to create new stand alone businesses.