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07 Jan 21

Oakley Capital Fund II (“Fund II”) portfolio company, Daisy (“Daisy” or “the Group”), has reached an agreement to sell its stake in the Digital Wholesale Solutions (“DWS”) division to Inflexion Private Equity Partners, a U.K. based buyout and growth capital investor, with Fund II exiting its stake in DWS in full. Fund II will retain a c.10% stake in Daisy following the sale.

Fund II invested in Daisy in July 2015 following the Group’s acquisition of Phoenix IT Group to create the first converged IT and unified communications company in the UK small and medium businesses market. Oakley originally invested in the business via Oakley Capital Private Equity L.P. (“Fund I”) in 2008 and has maintained a close relationship with the founder, Matthew Riley, since the successful exit of Fund I’s investment in 2014.

Daisy is a leading provider of tailored IT, communications and cloud services to corporate customers of all sizes, and is organised into four main divisions based upon the size of the end customer: Small and Medium Businesses (customers with up to 250 employees), Digital Wholesale Solutions (customers with up to 250 employees), Daisy Corporate Services (customers with 250+ employees) and Allvotec (customers with 2000+ employees).

The sale of the DWS division to Inflexion, combined with the retained stake in Daisy, takes the gross return on investment to date to 1.6x MM for Fund II. Completion is subject to regulatory approval.

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