Who we are

Our unique origination capabilities and proven value creation strategies generate consistently superior returns for all our stakeholders.

Entrepreneur Peter Dubens started Oakley in 2002 with a vision to become the ideal partner for ambitious founders and management teams, raising a first fund alongside David Till in 2007.

Peter Dubens

Peter Dubens – Founder and Managing Partner, Oakley Capital

We back outstanding mid-market businesses

Oakley’s entrepreneurial heritage continues to define us today. We're a pan-European investor, backing outstanding mid-market businesses across our core sectors of technology, consumer and education, helping them succeed in a changing world.

01. Origination through connection
02. Digital by design
03. Human in nature
01. Origination through connection
02. Digital by design
03. Human in nature

01. Origination through connection

Searching out and discovering the new. Making creative connections. Understanding what really matters. Our extraordinary origination network is what makes us, us.

Profound and distinctive insights

Oakley succeeds because our network – carefully cultivated and always expanding – helps us find opportunities that others cannot. It offers us profound and distinctive insights that inform our investments and help our businesses succeed.

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Our unique origination strategy helps unearth attractive investment opportunities that others cannot access.

02. Digital by design

Disrupting markets by thinking digitally. Creating new ones by deploying transformative technology. Digital is who we are, not what we do.

Intrinsic digital fluency

In a world where more of life is lived online than ever before, Oakley’s digital fluency benefits each company in our portfolio, whether it’s migrating to the cloud, scaling up e-commerce channels, or even adopting entirely new business models.

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Our companies offer effective web hosting and cloud-based SaaS solutions.

03. Human in nature

Working side-by-side with entrepreneurs. Building up mutually-successful relationships over the long-term. Close, trusted connections are what powers Oakley.

Solutions found, together

We treat business founders, management teams and everyone we partner with as unique individuals. No-one is just an entry in a spreadsheet. We exist to find solutions to critical challenges, together, and that's why we succeed.

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Our diverse team is a key ingredient in Oakley’s success, sharing decades of experience as investors, business leaders and entrepreneurs.

We build successful companies in a sustainable way, embracing ESG principles and responsible investing.

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