Ralf Schremper is to join as a partner in the private equity team at Oakley Capital with a focus on building out Oakley’s presence in the DACH region (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland).
He is anticipated to join Oakley in August 2017.
Schremper will join from ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, a German media and digital group, where he was the chief strategy and investment officer and also served as a member of the executive board. In his role, he was directly responsible for the company’s strategic acquisitions in recent years, significantly contributing to the expansion of ProSiebenSat.1’s digital entertainment and commerce portfolio. He brings with him more than 15 years of M&A and investment experience.
Oakley has known and worked alongside Schremper since 2014, when Verivox, and then subsequently Parship Elite Group, were sold to ProSiebenSat.1. In both instances, Oakley funds retained a minority stake.
Peter Dubens, managing partner Oakley Capital, says: “We are delighted to welcome Ralf to the Oakley team. His extensive knowledge about investing in the German market and experience in digital media, ecommerce and education sectors will help to strengthen Oakley’s successful track record in the DACH region and access new and exciting pipeline deals. We look forward to continuing to work with ProSiebenSat.1 and building on the strong relationship we have formed with their team.”
Schremper says: “I am really excited to join a great team with a strong history of successful investments. Oakley has a unique entrepreneurial investment approach and I look forward to contribute to Oakley’s future success.”
Since 2010, Schremper has been responsible for the mergers & acquisitions department at ProSiebenSat.1 as executive vice president. In March 2013, he assumed the role of CFO and managing director of digital & adjacent in addition to his M&A activities. In addition, in 2011 he was first head of group controlling and then CFO and managing director of Red Arrow Entertainment Group, a ProSiebenSat.1 media company.