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Oakley was set up in 2002 by Peter Dubens, an entrepreneur who wanted to create a financial partner that would understand the needs and ambitions of business founders, a partner that he himself would want to work with. In 2007, the first fund was raised with David Till, to encourage and back entrepreneurship.

It’s this entrepreneurial heritage that sets us apart. We attract like-minded businesses, and build strong partnerships with their management teams, investing our time and experience – as well as our capital – to help them grow and succeed.

We back outstanding businesses in a diverse range of industries across Western Europe. Oakley has a particular track record in three sectors: Technology, Media & Telecoms (TMT); Consumer; and Education.

Who we are

Repeatable success

We partner with entrepreneurs not just for one deal but for many – we are now investing in our third or fourth deals with the people we backed in our first fund – as well as identifying new opportunities through our deep expertise in specific sectors.