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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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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 12 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 digital infrastructure, IT services, telecoms, software, hosting and online.

Recent transactions include KPN on the sale of its data centre subsidiary NLDC to DWS Infrastructure, Cellnex on its acquisition of Cignal, Adarma on its MBO with Livingbridge, SIS Group on the sale of SIS LIVE to NEP and CNS on the sale to Six Degrees. 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 more than 15 transactions across telecoms, technology, and IT managed services. Recent transactions include advising G3 on its investment by Apiary Capital, advising Solar on its sale to Wavenet, advising Content and Code on its sale to IT Lab, and advising Imagine Communications on its investment from Brookfield.

Previously at Shelley Capital and Duff & Phelps. 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 and focuses on public company takeovers and advising online businesses. Recent public takeovers include advising the board of Manx Telecom plc on the offer by Basalt Infrastructure Partners, the board of Tax Systems plc on the offer by Bowmark Capital and Daisy on its recommended offer for Alternative Networks, as well as on Daisy’s take private in 2015. In the online space, Marc advised Oakley Capital on the sales of Facile.it to EQT, Parship and Verivox to ProSieben, and on the IPO of Time Out. 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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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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Max joined Oakley Advisory in 2018. Since joining, Max has advised on a range of public and private transactions including the origination and execution of Cellnex’s acquisition of Cignal Infrastructure, Manx Telecoms’ recommended offer by Basalt Infrastructure Partners, Tax Systems’ recommended offer by Bowmark Capital, and Just Eat’s acquisition of Flyt.

Prior to joining Oakley Max spent 3 years with New Street Research as a telecoms equity analyst, including coverage of the European telecom towers market (covering both Cellnex and Inwit from their respective IPOs). Max also spent 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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Oliver joined Oakley Advisory in 2017 and has since completed a number of transactions across IT Managed Services, Telecoms and Unified Communications. Recent transactions include the sale of Yonder Digital to Aquiline, the purchase of Mycom OSI by Inflexion and the sale of Damovo to Eli Global.

Prior to joining Oakley 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. Oliver 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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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. Since joining, he has advised on a number of transactions including: Manx Telecoms’ recommended offer by Basalt, Tax Systems’ recommended offer by Bowmark Capital and G3 Comms’ investment by Apiary Capital.

Sarthak is a CFA charterholder, 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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Alex joined Oakley in the summer of 2016 after graduating with an MSc Finance at Imperial College London. Since joining he has worked on a number of European transactions including: the carve-out of Albelli from Cimpress and NLDC from KPN, the sale of founder-managed Content & Code and Solar Communications and the acquisitions of Mycom OSI by Inflexion and Cignal by Cellnex.

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

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Harry joined Oakley Advisory in January 2018 and has since advised on a number of transactions, including: the sales of Onecom to LDC, Adarma to Livingbridge and Facile.it to EQT, as well as Inflexion’s simultaneous buyouts of Energy Helpline and UK Web Media.

Prior to joining he was at KPMG in Private Equity Transaction Services, where he spent over two years working on 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. 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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Guillaume joined Oakley Advisory in January 2019. He holds a BComm in Finance and Economics from McGill University and a MSc Advanced Finance degree from ESCP Europe.

Prior to joining, Guillaume worked at Citi on a variety of capital markets projects. Before that, he worked Lazard for a year focusing on M&A within the TMT sector and Natixis for a year in the Equity Capital Markets division. Guillaume is fluent in both French and English.

guillaume.de.kerhor@oakleyadvisory.com – 020 7766 2860 / 07460 545 400

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Alessandro joined Oakley in May 2019. He holds a BSc in Economics from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and an MSc in Finance degree from ESCP Europe. Prior to joining Alessandro spent 4 months as an intern within the TMT Corporate Finance division at GP Bullhound.

alessandro.gelfi@oakleyadvisory.com – 020 7766 3021 / 07789 255 600

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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