Education businesses in Oakley's portfolio
Oakley Capital
10 Dec 19

Oakley Capital has been awarded ‘Investor of the Year’ at the annual EducationInvestor Awards 2019. Investing in education is a central part of Oakley’s strategy, and the firm is now one of the most active investors in the sector in Europe.

This award recognises another successful year of investment and portfolio company activity for Oakley. Fund III invested a third of its capital across the Education sector while Fund IV, which closed at €1.46bn in 2019, has acquired the maritime e-learning businesses Seagull & Videotel. Oakley has enjoyed continued progress across its Education portfolio, driven by strong underlying growth and add-on acquisitions. Inspired, a leading, global independent schools group in which Oakley has been invested since 2013, received significant investment this year from Warburg Pincus and TA Associates. As part of that transaction, Oakley partially sold down its holding at a significant premium to book value.

Oakley is invested in five Education businesses, including Inspired; Seagull & Videotel; Career Partner Group, the fast-growing private university in Germany; Schülerhilfe, Europe’s largest after-school tutoring business; and AMOS, one of the leading sport business schools in France.

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