Oak Hill Capital Partners

Oak Hill Capital Partners is a private equity firm headquartered in New York City, with more than $19 billion of committed capital from entrepreneurs, endowments, foundations, corporations, pension funds and global financial institutions. Robert Bass is the lead investor.

Oak Hill Capital Management, LLC
TypePrivate Ownership
IndustryPrivate Equity
Founded1986; 35 years ago (1986)
FounderRobert Bass
Headquarters65 East 55th Street
New York City, United States
ProductsPrivate equity funds, Leveraged buyouts
Total assets$10.4 billion
Number of employees

Oak Hill Capital is one of several Oak Hill partnerships, each of which has an independent management team. These Oak Hill partnerships comprise over $18 billion of investment capital across multiple asset classes, including private equity, special situations, high yield and bank debt, venture capital, real estate and a public equity exchange fund.

On April 20, 2010 the company announced acquisition of Denver-based data center company ViaWest Inc. for an undisclosed amount.

In 2017 the company sold Wave Broadband for more than $2.3 billion. [1]

Notable investorsEdit

Robert Bass, who was an early investor in leveraged buyouts in the 1980s and employed David Bonderman and Jim Coulter the founders of Texas Pacific Group, is the lead investor in Oak Hill Capital Partners.

The company has garnered widespread media attention due to its addition of investors Bill Gates and Nike founder Phil Knight.[2]

Other investors include the Country of Singapore and Stanford University. [3]

Notable investmentsEdit

Over a period of nearly twenty years, Oak Hill Capital has invested in more than fifty significant private equity transactions, including:

Recent acquisitionsEdit

In October 2014, Oak Hill Capital Partners acquired Berlin Packaging for a fee of $1.43 billion from Investcorp.[4]

In January 2018, Oak Hill Capital Partners acquired Safe Fleet from The Sterling Group.[5] No value of the deal was mentioned.

On June 15, 2018, Oak Hill Capital Partners acquired a majority stake in VetCor Group Holdings Corp. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.[6][7]

Investment professionalsEdit

Managing PartnersEdit

  • Tyler Wolfram


  • Scott Baker
  • Brian Cherry
  • Benjamin Diesbach
  • Stratton R. Heath III
  • John R. Monsky
  • Steven G. Puccinelli
  • John Rachwalski


  • Adam Hahn
  • Charles Buaron
  • Jeffery Mettam
  • Christopher Williams


  1. ^ "Oak Hill Capital Partners | Oak Hill Capital Partners to Sell Wave Broadband for $2.365 Billion".
  2. ^ businessweek.com, February 28, 2005 Business Week article
  3. ^ "Bill Gates and Phil Knight invest in new Oak Hill fund - Taipei Times". 26 February 2005.
  4. ^ Investcorp to complete $1.43 billion Berlin Packaging sale to Oak Hill in October. Reuters, 1 October 2014
  5. ^ "Oak Hill Capital Partners to Acquire Safe Fleet". www.prnewswire.com. Retrieved 2018-09-05.
  6. ^ Cooper, Laura (2018-06-15). "Oak Hill Leads Recapitalization of VetCor". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2020-03-31.
  7. ^ "VetCor Closes Recapitalization | Harvest Partners". Retrieved 2020-03-31.


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