London, Munich – Oakley Capital Private Equity (“Oakley”), a leading pan-European mid-market private equity firm, today announces the opening of a new office in Munich, Germany, as part of its ongoing commitment to the DACH region.
The new office is led by Ralf Schremper, Partner at Oakley Capital, who joined the firm in 2017 and has more than 15 years of M&A and investment experience. Mr Schremper will be supported by a German-speaking investment team with deep expertise in the sectors Oakley is specialised in – Consumer, Education and TMT.
The opening of an office in Munich builds upon Oakley’s successful track record of investing in German-speaking Europe. Oakley’s current investment portfolio includes the German businesses Schülerhilfe, a leading provider of after-school tuition, and Career Partner Group, the private higher education and personnel development business.
Previous Oakley investments in the region include Parship Elite, the online dating service, and Verivox, an online price comparison website serving the energy sector. These investments were realised this year.
The Munich office will support Oakley’s strategy of investing in mid-market companies across Western Europe, with an emphasis on new investments and adding value through the firm’s unrivalled network of international business founders and industry experts.
Ralf Schremper, Partner at Oakley Capital, commented:
“We are delighted to announce the opening of Oakley’s first office outside the UK. Germany has an abundance of attractive investment opportunities in the sectors we favour, namely Consumer, Education and TMT. With a new base in Munich, we will be better placed than ever to continue to make attractive and proprietary investment opportunities in the region.”
Peter Dubens, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Oakley Capital, commented:
“Launching an established presence in Germany was a natural step for Oakley, as it will only boost our established ability to make differentiated investments and deliver value in ways that others cannot. We have had a lot of success in the DACH region over the years and with this new office we are signalling our commitment to continuing that success.”