Oakley Advisory Limited* (“Oakley”) has completed its latest communications deal as Financial Adviser to Optimity Limited (“Optimity”), the London based pioneer of fixed-wireless internet, on an investment by FPE Capital (“FPE”). This is the fourth connectivity deal since the start of 2016 for Oakley, the independent corporate finance firm offering expert specialist advice across the TMT sector.
Founded in 2002 by CEO and major shareholder Anthony Impey, Optimity supplies businesses with ultra-fast broadband and cloud services using fixed-wireless technology that makes it faster and cheaper to connect to the internet, compared to fibre alternatives. The new investment capital from FPE will enable Optimity to maximise the opportunity for revenue growth and provide the Company with resources to invest in accelerating the expansion of its fixed-wireless network and managed services.
FPE will take a substantial stake alongside the management team, who will be the remaining investors in the business following the transaction. The Oakley team was led by James Chapman-Andrews, Director and assisted by Anthony Yaneza, Assistant Director and Simon Porter, Analyst.
“We are delighted to have advised Anthony and the Optimity team on this investment by FPE Capital. The opportunity to create a true next generation connectivity provider in London using fixed wireless technology is clear – and we very much look forward to working with Anthony and FPE in future as they execute their strategy.”
James Chapman-Andrews, Director
Oakley Advisory Limited (“OAL”) is one of Europe’s leading independent corporate finance firms offering expert, specialist advice across a range of sectors including Telecoms, Technology, Online, Media, Datacentres and Hosting. We are unique in the mid-market in offering highly specialised sector insight and knowledge combined with our Equity Capital Markets capability, meaning we can provide the fullest possible suite of advice across both public and private markets. We advise on a range of transactions including M&A deals (working with both public and private companies), fundraisings (equity and debt) and IPOs. Our ECM team also work intensively with retained listed clients to widen their institutional shareholder bases and develop their equity stories.
Oakley Advisory was formed in 2016 by Chris Godsmark and Christian Maher, who for the previous 8 years had built up Oakley Capital Corporate Finance, a division of Oakley Capital Limited.
*Completed as Oakley Capital Corporate Finance