Oakley Capital Acquires Seagull and Videotel

May 14, 2019

London – Paul Hastings LLP announced today that the firm has represented Oakley Capital, a leading Western Europe-focused private equity firm, on its agreements to acquire leading maritime e-learning businesses Seagull and Videotel. Oakley Capital partnered with the management teams of Seagull and Videotel to acquire majority stakes in the businesses from their current shareholders, Herkules Private Equity and KVH Industries, respectively.

The Paul Hastings team was led by

 and Oakley Capital relationship partner , and included corporate associates ,  and  alongside senior tax associate . Paris partner  and associates  and  advised on antitrust matters. Schjodt, led by corporate partner Einar Caspersen and corporate associate Hannah Advocaat Lund advised on the Norwegian law aspects of the transaction.

Paul Hastings has now advised Oakley Capital on six transactions since the beginning of 2019, following the acquisitions of

 and  and the arrangements with  earlier this year.

Since April 2018, the London office of Paul Hastings has advised private equity sponsors on more than 10 closed deals, with a total transaction value in excess of €6 billion.

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