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Why Oak Hill Capital for Private Equity? / Overview of Oak Hill Capital

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Oak Hill Capital Partners is a private equity firm founded in 1986 and headquartered in New York City. Oak Hill has an AUM of >$19B.

The firm invests in companies across various sectors, including business services, consumer, healthcare, and media & communications, among others. Oak Hill Capital has additional offices in Stamford, Connecticut, and Menlo Park, California.

Some of Oak Hill Capital's most notable investments include investments in Duane Reade, a leading drugstore chain in the New York City area, and FirstLight Fiber, a fiber-optic network provider in the Northeast United States.

The firm has made over 100 investments since being founded and follows a thematic investing approach.

Oak Hill Capital Overview

Remember that in order to craft a great answer to the common question "Why this Firm?", it's your responsibility to read articles and speak with employees. If you are interviewing with Oak Hill Capital, you should make sure you know:

  • 1 deal that the investment team you are recruiting with has done

  • 1 person at the firm (ideally someone who would have influence over your recruiting process)

  • 1 business model-specific detail to mention

We explain how to answer qualitative questions and research private equity firms in our Private Equity Course. We also teach how to build LBO models and prepare for case study interviews.

Big 3 Qualitative Questions

Selected Transaction

Oak Hill Capital formed and injected a growth investment into fiber-to-the-premises FTTP) high-speed internet service Omni Fiber. This will bring to market a new option for high-speed Internet service in small and mid-sized markets in the Midwest that have historically been underserved by large phone and cable companies.

  • Transaction Date: Closed July 2022

  • Transaction Value: $250mm

Fact Sheet

  • Company Name: Oak Hill Capital

  • Description: Oak Hill Capital Partners is a private equity firm with committed capital from entrepreneurs, endowments, foundations, corporations, pension funds and global financial institutions

  • Firm Category: Private Equity / Middle Market

  • Status: Oak Hill Capital is a privately held company

  • Founded: 1986

  • Assets Under Management: $19B

  • Flagship Fund Size: Oak Hill Capital Partners V ($3.8B raised in 2021)

  • Chief Executive Officer: Tyler Wolfram

  • Headquarters: New York, USA



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