A majority stake in Seven Miles has been sold to Oakley Capital
Seven Miles is a leading consumer technology company in the personal gift and corporate voucher sector. Since it was established in Germany in 2014, Seven Miles has reinvented the gift card as a multi-brand voucher and has grown rapidly to become the leading voucher platform in the DACH region. Today, the company is offering a diverse range of gift card and corporate voucher products to consumers and businesses alike.
Lincoln International was engaged by Seven Miles well in advance of the transaction to provide advice on preparing the company for a competitive auction process. Lincoln International played an instrumental role for developing a coherent investment rationale and the strategic positioning for Seven Miles by highlighting the uniqueness of the business model. It was key to underline the sustainable advantages of Seven Miles’ exceptional voucher platform for all stakeholders involved in the ecosystem. We supported the Seven Miles team with quantitative models and analyses for formulating the long-term goals and growth initiatives.
Lincoln International acted as the exclusive M&A advisor to the sellers in this transaction, leading a competitive sales process involving both financial as well as strategic bidders. Providing process, financial and tactical advisory expertise to the sellers as well as managing the marketing, due diligence and negotiation phases that ensured a successful completion of the transaction.
About Oakley Capital
Oakley Capital is headquartered in London, England, and recognized as one of the leading mid-market private equity investor with over Euro 1.5 billion under management, investing primarily in Western Europe. Oakley Capital has a particular track record in three sectors: technology, media & telecom (TMT), consumer and education.
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