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Oakley Capital Private Equity announced that Oakley Capital Private Equity II (“Fund II“) has entered into an agreement to acquire Parship GmbH (“Parship”), a leading online dating company. Parship is being acquired from Holtzbrinck Digital GmbH, a subsidiary of Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH & Co. ZB. The purchase price comprises an upfront consideration and a vendor loan and is expected to be partly funded with third party debt. Fund II will invest alongside Parship’s senior management team.
Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Hamburg, Parship is one of Europe’s original online dating businesses and has built up a leading position in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Parship also has a presence in 10 other countries.
The business has demonstrated a strong growth trajectory and had revenues of approximately €60 million and EBITDA of approximately €8 million for the year ended 31 December 2014. At closing (expected 1 May 2015) the last 12 months’ EBITDA is expected to be approximately €12 million.