Working with management teams

Our focus on investing in business growth is widely seen as 'management friendly'.

We are led by a proven entrepreneur, and our senior team has successfully started, led, grown and turned around businesses in the mid-market.

We typically look to work with entrepreneurs and owner-managers to transition their businesses, rather than buying from other private equity funds. We are able to empathise with management teams and share and understand the vision for the development of a business.

Oakley’s ability to forge strong relationships with entrepreneurs and founders of companies has proved an invaluable resource in terms of broadening our network and deepening our expertise within certain key sectors, such as TMT and Consumer.

We take a proactive approach to portfolio management, working alongside carefully selected management teams.  We also have the ability, where appropriate, to deploy hands-on help during periods of significant change.

Oakley is in the privileged position of being able to draw on the experience and expertise of a growing number of leading industry experts and operating partners, drawing on relationships developed with our investors and through our investment activities.  We have recently established a Technology Advisory Group, consisting of distinguished individuals from the technology community who are available to provide Oakley with external perspectives on digital and technology matters. The individuals in this Group provide insight, knowledge and experience to help us make better informed decisions about investments and to support the management and senior executives of portfolio companies.