Oxx appoints Robert Easton as Senior Advisor
Oxx, the newly launched growth capital investment firm focussed on B2B software companies, has appointed Robert Easton as Senior Advisor.
Robert is a committed investor to Oxx and its predecessor growth funds at Amadeus Capital, which were managed by Oxx co-founders Richard Anton and Mikael Johnsson, and will provide strategic counsel to the firm around the portfolio and any future investments.
Currently a Partner and Senior Advisor at The Carlyle Group, the global alternative asset management company, Robert has performed multiple roles as an investment professional. These include running the buyout team in the UK, serving as co-head of Carlyle Europe Technology Partners, a family of funds focused on growth capital investments across the European technology sector, and leading Carlyle’s Ireland focused fund. He will work with the Oxx team on a part-time basis.
Oxx is focussed on investing in B2B “scale-up” stage software companies with serious commercial traction originating in the UK, the Nordics and Israel. It will be raising its own funds over the coming months and years, as well as continuing to advise Amadeus in respect of various portfolio companies that remain in Amadeus funds.
Commenting on the appointment, Richard Anton & Mikael Johnsson, Oxx General Partners, said: “Robert’s engagement and advice has always been and will continue to be a significant value-add to us. To have the benefit of his counsel, contacts and experience is a huge USP for our fund as we look to maximise the value for our companies and explore new investment opportunities.”
Robert Easton, Senior Advisor at Oxx, said: “I know Richard and Mikael extremely well and am very happy to be able to continue advising them in their new venture. The Oxx business model is one I believe in, one I’ve invested in – and one I’m excited to help grow and achieve excellent returns for investors.”
Oxx focuses on B2B software companies already demonstrating strong commercial traction and at the growth stage of their life cycle. Oxx’s mantra is to take companies from promise to success.
2nd February 2017
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