Oak Hill Capital Partners is a private equity firm headquartered in Menlo Park, California United States, with more than $7 billion of committed capital from leading entrepreneurs, endowments, foundations, corporations, pension funds and global financial institutions. Robert Bass is the lead investor.

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. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter.

Notable investors

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]

Notable investments

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

Recent acquisitions

In October 2014, Oak Hill Capital Partners acquired Berlin Packaging for a fee of $1.43 billion from Investcorp.[3]

Investment Professionals

Managing Partners

  • J. Taylor Crandall
  • Steven B. Gruber
  • Denis J. Nayden
  • Mark A. Wolfson

Partners

  • Ted Dardani
  • Benjamin Diesbach
  • Jonathan E. Friesel
  • Michael S. Green
  • Stratton R. Heath III
  • Douglas M. Kaden
  • John P. Malfettone
  • John R. Monsky
  • Robert L. Morse Jr.
  • William J. Pade
  • Charles B. Patton
  • Steven G. Puccinelli
  • Rowan G. P. Taylor
  • Tyler J. Wolfram

Principals

  • Scott A. Baker
  • Harry L. Eichelberger
  • Scott B. Kauffman
  • Kevin M. Mailender
  • David S. Scott
  • Michael J. Warren

Vice Presidents

  • John P. Rachwalski
  • Christopher M. Williams