Headland Media

Fund
Fund I
Year
2008
Location
UK
Status
Realised

Headland Media is a B2B media content provider with offices in the UK, Europe and the United States.

Key facts

Enterprise value

£15.5m

in 2013 (increased from £4.0m)

Generating

2.7x

return

Generating

28%

IRR

Commercially licensed news, music, TV and move entertainment

Headland Media provides commercially licensed news, music, TV and move entertainment content for a wide rang of industries, including maritime, retail and hotels through multiple proprietary distribution channels.

Our investment

Oakley acquired Headland Media from BSkyB in January 2008 at an enterprise value of £4.0m.

During our ownership, we provided additional funding to enable the business to consolidate its market leading position through four bolt-on acquisitions and rationalised the cost base by consolidating Headland’s multi-site operations.

In May 2013, we sold the business to KVH Industries Inc. at an enterprise value of £15.5m, generating a 2.7x return and 28% IRR.

Our origination network helps us source investments others cannot. Often, we are the first institutional investor in our portfolio companies.

Back to top