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We are delighted with the level of support Fund IV has received from investors and are pleased to welcome new investors into the Fund to join our existing LPs, whose continued support we are very grateful for.
Peter Dubens
Managing Partner, Oakley Capital

Oakley Capital (“Oakley”), a leading Western Europe-focused private equity firm, is pleased to announce that it has held a final close for its latest fund, Oakley Capital IV (“Fund IV” or “the Fund”), at €1.46bn. Following strong investor demand, the Fund closed above its target size of €1.2bn and is Oakley’s largest fund to date.

Fund IV attracted capital commitments from a broad range of new and existing institutional investors across Europe, North America and Asia, with commitments from existing Limited Partners representing a 40% uplift versus their commitments to Fund III.

Oakley’s network of entrepreneurs and business founders that collaborate with Oakley on sourcing investments and growing portfolio companies, have also committed over €40m to Fund IV. This brings the total amount committed by this group to over €120m, split across Funds II, III and IV. The Fund also received a €400m commitment from Oakley Capital Investments Limited, the London-listed feeder fund providing public shareholders with access to Oakley’s funds.

Fund IV follows Oakley’s proven strategy of investing across Western Europe in high-growth mid-market businesses, focused on its three core sectors – Consumer; Education; and Technology, Media & Telecoms (TMT). Oakley aims to use its entrepreneurial mindset; deep expertise in these sectors; and extensive network of former business founders and managers to source differentiated investment opportunities, tackle complexity, and deliver transformational growth.

Fund IV has a strong deal pipeline and has already made its first investment. In May 2019, Oakley partnered with the management teams of Seagull & Videotel in a deal that involved acquiring and combining two leading players in the marine education industry. The investment continues Oakley’s track record of successfully investing in corporate carve-outs, facilitating transformational M&A and undertaking complex integrations to create value.

Peter Dubens, Managing Partner of Oakley Capital, commented:

“We are delighted with the level of support Fund IV has received from investors and are pleased to welcome new investors into the Fund to join our existing LPs, whose continued support we are very grateful for. Given Oakley’s network of entrepreneurs remains at the heart of our organisation, we are particularly proud that the individuals who we have successfully partnered with on many businesses over the years have once again invested significantly alongside our team.”

We are delighted with the level of support Fund IV has received from investors and are pleased to welcome new investors into the Fund to join our existing LPs, whose continued support we are very grateful for.
Peter Dubens
Managing Partner, Oakley Capital

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