Oakley Capital Corporate Finance enjoys a strong start to 2014
Oakley Capital Corporate Finance (‘OCCF’), the independent, pan-European corporate finance firm offering expert specialist advice across TMT, online, datacentres and hosting, is delighted to announce a strong start to 2014. In addition to two stock market entries that have been announced so far, the M&A, fundraising and equity capital market specialists see a strong pipeline of activity from new and existing clients.
H1 2014 Highlights – Equity Capital Markets (‘ECM’):
IPO of Just Eat
OCCF acted as sole co-lead manager to Just Eat in its IPO in April 2014. Just Eat is an international online food ordering service operating in 13 territories. OCCF worked with Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan to help raise £360 million at IPO, at a market cap of £1.47 billion.
IPO of Manx Telecom
The Isle of Man’s leading communication services provider was advised by OCCF on its successful listing on the AIM market in February 2014. With a fundraise of £156 million, Manx represented the largest ever AIM telecoms IPO. OCCF worked with Liberum, who were hired as NOMAD.
This strong performance reflects OCCF’s growing ECM advisory business which now advises eleven UK listed TMT companies on a retained basis: TalkTalk, Telecity, Cable and Wireless Communications, KCOM, Daisy, Maintel, Amino Technologies, Iomart, Manx Telecom, Alternative Networks and Sepura.
H1 2014 Highlights – Mergers and Acquisitions (‘M&A’):
OCCF has advised Sepura, a leading global provider of critical communications solutions, on three deals in as many years. The latest was announced very recently: the acquisition of Fylde Micro Limited, the UK-based radio trunking solutions company, for an initial cash consideration of £2.75 million, which will expand Sepura’s communications portfolio.
OCCF’s Corporate Finance team advised on the sale of the cloud services provider for an equity consideration of £13 million to Nasstar plc, to create a £28 million cloud hosting and applications business listed on AIM.
OCCF also advised the Netherlands-founded, media and entertainment content company on a significant equity investment by LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group.
Commenting, Christian Maher, founder and partner at Oakley Capital Corporate Finance said: “With appetite for M&A transactions and major liquidity events growing across the TMT sectors, it has been an impressive start for OCCF. Furthermore, and contrary to recent press, we still see the listed markets as open to IPOs. As we move into the second half, we shall continue to focus on maintaining first-class services for our clients and further expanding our deal roster.”
Since its establishment in late 2007, OCCF has completed over 50 transactions with a total enterprise value of over £5 billion. The business is increasingly international in focus; the majority of its 2013 transacted deal value involved overseas assets.
Oakley Capital Corporate Finance (‘OCCF’) is an independent, pan-European corporate finance and equity capital markets advisory firm offering expert specialist advice across a range of sectors including Telecoms, Media, Technology (TMT), Online, Datacentres and Hosting.
OCCF offers a combination of M&A, fundraising and IPO advice to public and private companies and equity capital market advice to retained clients.
Established in 2007, OCCF has advised on over 50 deals with a combined value of over £5 billion and as built an experienced team of 12 senior professionals with a deep sector expertise.
Recent transactions include advising: Just Eat on its £1.5 billion IPO; Cinven on its acquisition of Host Europe; MDNX on its acquisition of Easynet; and InTechnology Managed Services on its disposal to Redcentric plc.
With a global network of sector specific company contacts and fund management relationships, OCCF has built a significant roster of some of the UK’s leading listed TMT companies including Just Eat, TalkTalk, Telecity, Cable and Wireless Communications, KCOM and Daisy.