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Christian is co-founder and Managing Partner of Oakley Advisory Limited. Christian founded Oakley Capital Corporate Finance in July 2007 after spending ten years with Investec’s investment banking division. During his time at Investec, Christian was a telecoms and technology equity analyst for six years, working on numerous IPOs and fundraisings, and winning awards from Reuters, Institutional Investor and Starmine. Aged 29 he became Investec’s Head of Research. At Oakley, Christian holds relationships with many of Europe’s leading listed Telecoms, Technology and Online companies and leads the firm’s equity capital markets efforts. Christian has a BA from Oxford University.

christian.maher@oakleyadvisory.com – 020 7766 6933 / 07900 243 308


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Chris co-founded Oakley Advisory and Oakley Capital Corporate Finance. Chris previously worked at Investec Investment Banking for 10 years, as head of Telecoms Media and Technology in Corporate Finance where he led numerous M&A deals and IPOs and prior to this as head of Telecoms equity research. Chris was previously a financial journalist for 10 years, latterly as Business Correspondent for the Independent Newspaper and previously with BBC News, covering business and economics for radio and TV. Chris has a MA in History from Selwyn College, Cambridge. He is married with twin daughters and enjoys running, red wine and Formula One.

chris.godsmark@oakleyadvisory.com – 020 7766 6904 / 07970 406 784

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Daniel joined Oakley Advisory in March 2009 having previously worked in the City for 12 years. He focuses on Hosting and Managed Services, Data Centres and Digital Media sub-sectors, where he has worked with leading companies and has extensive transaction experience. Prior to joining Oakley, Daniel was the Financial Services analyst at Investec Investment Banking, where he spent substantial time working on IPOs and other corporate finance projects. He also worked for Investec’s wealth management business in the research team, where he focused on Telecoms and Technology sectors. Daniel has a degree in Economics from Nottingham University.

daniel.havercroft@oakleyadvisory.com – 020 7766 3053 / 07733 261 563

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Christian joined Oakley Advisory in January 2015. At Oakley he focuses on mobile, fibre, B2B telecoms and managed services businesses as well as fast growing companies in the digital and online space. He works with a range of private and public clients. Christian’s recent deals include the sale of Niu to CSI, the sale of Comapi to dotdigital plc, Citfyfibre’s acquisition of entanet, the sale of esendex to HgCapital and Gigaclear’s fundraise of £11m.

Prior to joining Oakley, Christian worked for Telefonica Digital and was responsible for leading the TEF Ventures (Corporate Venture Capital) arm in Europe as well as leading its Global Partnership team. Before Telefonica Digital, Christian worked for O2 in the UK with over 10 years’ experience across mobile and ICT M&A, corporate development, strategy, sales and operations. Christian has an MA from Cambridge University in Geography.

christian.craggs@oakleyadvisory.com – 020 7766 2835 / 07734 607 005

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James joined Oakley Advisory in June 2011 and has completed more than 30 transactions in his career. He specialises in mid-market technology and telecoms deals, including everything from mergers and acquisitions through to fundraisings and public markets deals including IPOs, with average deal sizes typically between £25m and £200m. James’s recent completed transactions include the equity fundraising for cloud solutions delivery portal iPortalis from North Edge Capital, the MBO of data management software provider Redstor backed by Beech Tree Private Equity and the MBO of IT services specialist CSI backed by MML Capital.

Prior to Oakley, James spent four years in TMT M&A at Deloitte and before that qualified as an ACMA with BT, working in Corporate Finance, BT Global Services and BT Conferencing. James has a joint honours degree in Engineering with Business Finance from University College London and the LSE.

james.chapman-andrews@oakleyadvisory.com – 020 7766 3033 / 07989 441 184

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Paul is an advisor to Oakley Advisory and joined the business in April 2015. Paul spent over 15 years with Cazenove as a telecoms and media analyst and was one of Cazenove’s youngest ever partners. He won numerous awards from Reuters and Starmine and was Head of the Number One ranked European telecoms research team as ranked by the Institutional Investor in 2011. Paul left J.P. Morgan Cazenove in 2011 and became an investor and non-executive director of various small telecoms companies. He also spent a year with Morgan Stanley in 2014 helping their Select Risk equity trading business. Paul has a BSc from Durham University in Maths and is a qualified accountant.

paul.howard@oakleyadvisory.com – 020 7766 3014 / 07771 865 887

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Anthony joined Oakley in 2012, and has over 11 years’ TMT corporate finance experience. Prior to Oakley, Anthony worked in the TMT advisory teams at HSBC and RBS/ABN AMRO. He has worked on a number of M&A, equity and debt capital market transactions across telecoms, software, hosting and online. Notable transactions include advising CNS on the sale to Six Degrees, Inflexion on its acquisition of Comparison Technologies Limited, GoDaddy on the sale of PlusServer to BC Partners,  Infinity on the sale of its Stockley Park Data Centre to Zenium, advising Telecity on its offer by Equinix and the demergers of C&W and Carphone Warehouse. Anthony graduated with a first in Economics with Economic History from the London School of Economics.

anthony.yaneza@oakleyadvisory.com – 020 7766 3011 / 07540 666 232

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Victoria joined Oakley in 2013 to focus on ECM and public and private fundraising. Since joining, Victoria has advised on a range of public transactions, including the IPOs of Manx Telecom, Just Eat, Zegona Communications and Time Out, and additional follow on fundraisings including Sepura’s acquisition of Teltronic, Maintel’s acquisition of Azzurri and Zegona’s acquisition of Telecable. Victoria has also advised on a variety of private fundraising transactions, with a focus on UK telecoms infrastructure. In addition, Victoria provides ongoing capital markets advice to the Oakley retained client base.

Prior to this, Victoria worked at Panmure Gordon, where she advised small and mid-cap corporate clients, predominantly in the technology sector. Victoria has a BSc (Hons) from Durham University in Natural Sciences and an LL.B and Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, specialising in Corporate and Commercial Law.

victoria.boxall@oakleyadvisory.com – 020 7766 2838 / 07920 061 245

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Marc joined Oakley in 2013 and has since completed various transactions across telecoms, technology, and IT managed services. Notable transactions include the sale of Modrus to Nasstar, Southern Communication’s fund raise, Maintel’s acquisition of Azzurri, Sepura’s acquisition of Teltronic, the IPO of Manx Telecom, the sale of MDNX to Equistone, and Redcentric’s acquisition of inTechnologyMS.

Previously at Shelley Capital for two years and Duff & Phelps for three years. Marc holds an MBA from the University of Oxford and a BSc (Hons) in Finance & Economics from Lehigh University, USA. Marc is a Swiss, German, and Venezuelan national and is fluent in Spanish; less so German!

marc.horn@oakleyadvisory.com – 020 7766 2822 / 07595 354 882

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Marc joined Oakley in May 2014. Since joining, he has advised on the sale of the Italian price comparison website Facile.it to EQT, Daisy Group on its recommended offer for Alternative Networks and its take-private, the IPO of Time Out, and Accumuli’s acquisition by NCC Group. Marc started his corporate finance career at Deloitte before spending 2½ years on secondment to the Takeover Panel where he oversaw approximately 300 transactions governed by the City Code.

He is a member of the working group on takeovers of the Corporate Finance Faculty of the ICAEW and has a First Class Honours degree in History with French from Bristol University.

marc.jones@oakleyadvisory.com – 0207 766 3013 / 07711 486 760

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Marijn joined Oakley Advisory in 2017, after having worked for over 2 years at NIBC Bank in the Netherlands, focusing on M&A within the TMT sector. Notable transactions include the sale of CNS to Six Degrees, Damovo Europe to Eli Global, PlusServer to BC Partners, the acquisition of Simpel.nl by Parcom Capital, the sale of Olympia Nederland to Avedon Capital, SD Worx’s acquisition of fidelis HR and the sale of Docdata to Ingram Micro. Marijn has an MSc from the VU University in Amsterdam, the Netherlands is fluent in Dutch and English, and conversationally proficient in German.

marijn.van.baar@oakleyadvisory.com – 02077663022 / 07393 965 055

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Phoebe joined Oakley Advisory in January 2018. Prior to this Phoebe worked at Blackpeak Capital (Australia) advising on a range of buy and sell side M&A as well as ECM transactions across various industries including TMT. Phoebe holds a BComm from Macquarie University and a Masters of Business Law from the University of Sydney.

phoebe.orr@oakleyadvisory.com – 020 7766 3027 / 07384 714 112

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Oliver joined Oakley Advisory in May 2017 and has since completed a number of transactions across IT Managed Services and Unified Communications. These include the sale of Damovo to Eli Global, CSI to MML capital, Redstor to Beech Tree PE and Wireless Innovations to Lyceum.

Prior to joining he was at Deloitte in Transaction Services where he spent 4 years working on a range of M&A and capital markets projects. While at Deloitte Oliver ACA qualified and he remains a member of the ICAEW. Ollie graduated from the University of Cambridge with a BA in Economics.

oliver.temple@oakleyadvisory.com – 020 7766 2816 / 07919 302 257

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Max joined Oakley Advisory in 2018. Prior to joining Oakley Max spent 3 years with New Street Research as a telecoms equity analyst, and 5 years with KPMG in their London and Channel Island offices, specialising in offshore banking and Private Equity. Whilst at KPMG Max qualified as an ACA and remains a member of the ICAEW. Max graduated from the University of Exeter in 2010.

max.gilbert@oakleyadvisory.com – 020 7766 3065 / 07824 997 547

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Alex joined Oakley advisory in July 2016. He holds a BSc Economics and Finance from Southampton University and an MSc Finance degree from Imperial College London. Prior to joining Alex spent 4 months as an intern within the Corporate Finance division of the French financial authorities, the AMF.

alexandre.beaudet@oakleyadvisory.com – 020 7766 6903 / 07786 552 194

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Sarthak joined Oakley Advisory in November 2017. Prior to joining he was at PwC in the TMT Corporate Finance team where he spent two years. Sarthak is currently pursing the CFA Level III, and graduated with First Class Honours in Economics from the London School of Economics. In addition to English he is fluent in Hindi.

sarthak.sawlani@oakleyadvisory.com – 020 7766 3025 / 07899 923 474

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Harry joined Oakley Advisory in January 2018. Prior to joining he was at KPMG in Private Equity Transaction Services, where he spent over two years working on a range of buy and sell side M&A transactions for private equity clients. While at KPMG Harry ACA qualified and he remains a member of the ICAEW. Notable transactions include the sale of the Italian price comparison website Facile.it to EQT, Inflexion’s simultaneous buyouts of Energy Helpline and UK Web Media, the equity fundraise for cloud solutions delivery portal iPortalis from NorthEdge Capital and the sale of SecurEnvoy to Shearwater Group. Harry graduated from the University of St. Andrews with a BSc in Biology.

harry.williams@oakleyadvisory.com – 020 7766 6918 / 07535 141 641

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Gillian joined Oakley Advisory in March 2018 as Executive Assistant to Christian Maher and Chris Godsmark. She graduated from the University of Dundee in June 2016 where she obtained a BSc in Environmental Science with Geography.

gillian.wood@oakleyadvisory.com – 020 7766 3021 / 07704 462 000