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Oakley Capital Investments Limited

06 September 2022

6 September 2022

Oakley Capital Investments Limited

Oakley Capital Investments Limited(1) ("OCI") is pleased to announce that Oakley Capital Fund V(2) ("Fund V") is investing in Facile.it, Italy's largest online price comparison platform.

OCI's indirect contribution via Fund V is expected to be c.GBP45 million.

Note that the above figure only relates to OCI's share of Oakley's overall investment in Facile.it .

Further details on the transaction can be found in the below announcement from Oakley Capital(3.)

Oakley Capital agrees follow-on investment in Facile.it

Oakley Capital ("Oakley") is pleased to announce that Oakley Capital Fund V ("Fund V") is investing in Facile.it ("Facile"), Italy's largest online price comparison platform.

Following the sale of Oakley Capital Fund III's ("Fund III") investment in Facile, Fund V will acquire a minority stake in the business alongside Silver Lake. Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Milan, Italy, Facile first pioneered online motor insurance brokerage, for which it is the clear market leader in Italy today. Over time, Facile successfully diversified its offering by adding new product lines including gas & power, broadband, mortgages, consumer loans and, more recently, a new car sales marketplace platform.

The fresh investment from Fund V and Silver Lake will reinforce Facile's position as the clear leader in the Italian Online Price Comparison market, whilst continuing to invest in and broaden Facile's product range. This will help to accelerate the company's strong growth trajectory across its core verticals, its recently launched growth verticals as well as future potential new product launches to strengthen the value proposition to both Italian consumers and partners.

In partnership with Silver Lake, Oakley will leverage its successful track record in the digital consumer space to support Facile's management team and fulfil its strong growth potential.

The transaction is subject to regulatory approval.

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For further information please contact:

Oakley Capital Limited

+44 20 7766 6900

Steven Tredget

Greenbrook Communications Limited

+44 20 7952 2000

Rob White / Michael Russell

Liberum Capital Limited (Financial Adviser & Broker)

+44 20 3100 2000

Chris Clarke / Darren Vickers / Owen Matthews


LEI Number: 213800KW6MZUK12CQ815

OCI's indirect contribution is subject to final FX rates and deal costs.

(1) About Oakley Capital Investments Limited ("OCI")

OCI is a Specialist Fund Segment ("SFS") traded investment vehicle that aims to provide shareholders with consistent long-term capital growth in excess of the FTSE All-Share Index by providing liquid access to private equity returns through investment in the Oakley Funds.

A video introduction to OCI is available at https://oakleycapitalinvestments.com/videos/

The contents of the OCI website are not incorporated into, and do not form part of, this announcement.

(2) The Oakley Funds

Oakley Capital Private Equity L.P. and its successor funds, Oakley Capital Private Equity II, Oakley Capital Private Equity III, Oakley Capital IV, Oakley Capital V and Oakley Capital Origin Fund are unlisted lower-mid to mid-market private equity funds that aim to provide investors with significant long-term capital appreciation. The investment strategy of the Funds is to focus on buy-out opportunities in industries with the potential for growth, consolidation and performance improvement.

(3) Oakley Capital, the Investment Adviser

Founded in 2002, Oakley Capital Limited has demonstrated the repeated ability to source attractive growth assets at attractive prices. To do this it relies on its sector and regional expertise, its ability to tackle transaction complexity and its deal generating entrepreneur network.

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