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Commitment from Oakley Capital Investments Limited
Oakley Capital
We are delighted to announce another successful fundraise, a result of the confidence our investors have in our abilities to continue to identify attractive investment opportunities across Western Europ
Peter Dubens
Managing Director

Oakley Capital (“Oakley”) is pleased to announce that it has closed its third fund, Oakley Capital Private Equity III (“Fund III”), raising €800 million. Continued strong support from existing investors and a €326 million commitment from Oakley Capital Investments Limited, the AIM-listed Fund established to provide investors with access to the Oakley Funds, has enabled Oakley to raise its largest fund to date.

Oakley Capital has a highly successful 15 year track record of investing across Western Europe, with a focus on identifying investments where the firm can work proactively with founders and management teams in order to create substantial shareholder value for its investors.

Fund III attracted strong interest from high quality investors, and closed above its original hard cap at €800 million, with 75% of the institutional investors in Fund III choosing to re-up, highlighting their confidence in Oakley’s investment strategy. This has been echoed in the investment made by Oakley’s partners and staff, as well as the strength of our new investors, further demonstrating Oakley’s brand strength and successes in the market. The investment from Oakley’s portfolio entrepreneurs and management teams reinforces the collaboration between the firm and its entrepreneurial network, which supports deal origination and the future pipeline.

Fund III has already been very active with five investments across Oakley’s core sectors: Schülerhilfe (Education), TechInsights (TMT), Plesk (TMT), Casa.it and atHome.lu (Digital Consumer) and AMOS (Education). These deals further Oakley’s track record of managing complex carve outs and primary deals with a focus on backing the best founders and management teams.

Oakley’s Fund II (a €525 million 2013 vintage fund) continues to be successful, with average year-on-year EBITDA and revenue growth both in excess of  30% for it’s portfolio companies. Following on from the success investment strategy in Fund II, Oakley is leveraging its experience in its core sectors of Digitial Consumer, TMT and Education in Fund III. The Oakley Funds have also had particular success in the German speaking markets, which remains a key focus in the current fund. Fund III seeks to invest in companies with enterprise values between €60 million and €300 million.

Through its three funds, Oakley has completed 25 acquisitions primarily across Western Europe with a combined enterprise value of over €4 billion. Since inception, realised investments have achieved gross returns of 44% IRR and 2.5x money multiple and returned c.€780 million to investors.

We are delighted to announce another successful fundraise, a result of the confidence our investors have in our abilities to continue to identify attractive investment opportunities across Western Europ
Peter Dubens
Managing Director

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