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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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Ed joined Oakley in 2019. He has 17 years M&A advisory experience and has worked extensively across a wide range of TMT sub-sectors. In his career, Ed has advised large multinationals, Private Equity investors and founder-owners on numerous sales, acquisitions and fundraisings. He focuses on the Communications and Technology sectors and since joining Oakley, has advised on the sales of Wavenet to Macquarie Capital, North to Livingbridge and Excell to Wavenet.

Prior to joining Oakley, Ed was Head of TMT at the largest independent Corporate Finance boutique in the South of England and also spent ten years at KPMG, initially as an advisor to technology clients in the South regional market, before moving into London in 2014 as national Head of Technology and subsequently Head of TMT Corporate Finance.

ed.wirgman@oakleyadvisory.com – 020 7766 2835 / 07919 004 811

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Marc focuses on public-to-private transactions, both on the buy-side and sell-side, as well as advising public companies on M&A strategy. He has a wide sector focus, including online, managed services and software.

Notable public takeovers Marc has advised on include Just Eat’s £11bn merger with Takeaway.com, the acquisition by TA Associates-backed Confluence Technologies of StatPro Group and the acquisition of Manx Telecom plc by Basalt Infrastructure Partners,

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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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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Max joined Oakley Advisory in 2018. He has >10 years of Communications experience, with a particular focus on Digital Infrastructure, Communications and Online. Since joining Oakley, Max has advised on a range of public and private transactions including DigitalBridge’s acquisition of telecom towers from Syn and Nova in Iceland, Cellnex’s acquisition of Cignal Infrastructure, the sale of Manx Telecom to Basalt Infrastructure Partners, and the merger of JustEat and Takeaway.com.

Prior to joining Oakley Max spent 3 years with New Street Research as a TMT equity analyst, specialising in the coverage of European telecom operators, towers and the wider digital infrastructure market. Max also spent 5 years with KPMG in their London and Channel Island offices. Whilst at KPMG Max qualified as an ACA and remains a member of the ICAEW.

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

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Marc joined Oakley in 2013 and focuses on telecoms, IT managed services, and technology sub-sectors. He has completed over 20 transactions and has significant sector and execution experience.

Prior to Oakley, Marc worked 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.

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

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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 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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James joined Oakley in July 2021. Prior to this James was at Silverpeak, an independent investment bank advising growth technology companies on M&A and financing transactions. He also worked at Ciesco, a boutique firm advising TMT companies on buy and sell side transactions.

James holds a BA in Management from the University of Sheffield and an MSc in Finance from Henley Business School.

james.whyms@oakleyadvisory.com – 020 7766 2897 / 0753 200 1658

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Arno joined Oakley in November 2020. He holds an MSc in Finance from ESADE Business School and an MSc in Business Engineering from Antwerp University. Arno joined from Oppenheimer, where he focused on M&A transactions within the TMT space. In addition to English he is fluent in Dutch.

arno.reynders@oakleyadvisory.com – 020 7766 2847 / 07860 169 829

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Oliver joined Oakley Advisory in March 2020 and has since completed a number of transactions across the ICT and digital infrastructure subsectors. Recent transactions include the sale of North to Livingbridge, the sale of Excell to Wavenet, and advising DigitalBridge on the acquisition of Sýn and Nova’s telecom tower portfolios.

Prior to joining Oakley Oliver worked at EY, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Oliver holds a BSc in Politics & Economics from the University of Southampton.

oliver.gill@oakleyadvisory.com – 020 7766 2868 / 07984 655790

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Kate joined Oakley Advisory in February 2021. Prior to joining, she spent five years at PwC and two years at finnCap, where she advised on a range of TMT transactions.

Whilst at PwC, Kate qualified as an ACA and remains a member of the ICAEW. Kate graduated from Newcastle University with a BSc in Maths and Accounting.

kate.washington@oakleyadvisory.com – 020 7766 6903 / 07725 445 877

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Joe joined Oakley in July 2021. Prior to this Joe worked for Grant Thornton’s Corporate Finance M&A team, advising on a range of sell-side and buy-side transactions.

Whilst at Grant Thornton, Joe qualified as an ACA and remains a member of the ICAEW. Joe holds a BSc in Industrial Economics from the University of Nottingham.

joe.mitford@oakleyadvisory.com – 020 7766 2896 / 07758 397 331

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Matthew joined Oakley Advisory in November 2020. Prior to joining Matthew spent four and a half years at the Takeover Panel in the Market Surveillance Unit followed by a three month internship at Greenhill in London. Matthew holds an MBA from the Rotman School of Management, an MPhil in Modern European History from the University of Cambridge and a BA in History and Political Science from the University of Toronto.

matthew.plastina@oakleyadvisory.com – 020 7766 2848  / 07654 832 571

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Christopher joined Oakley in September 2020. He holds two first class degrees with a MEng in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College London and a MSc in Finance from UCL.

christopher.magowan@oakleyadvisory.com – 020 7766 2863 / 07563 544 766

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Justine joined Oakley Advisory in 2020. She is Oakley Advisory’s Executive Assistant and deals directly with Chris and Christian. She previously spent a year in an administrative role at our partner company Oakley Capital. In 2019 Justine graduated from Newcastle University with a BA in Classics.

justine.crean@oakleyadvisory.com – 020 7766 6900 / 07725 913 081