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Oakland is registered as a limited company in England and Wales (registered number 5996517. VAT registered number GB 893 9330 80).

Oakland Partners provides M&A and Corporate Finance advice to High Tech Companies.
Oakland Partners, based in London, has a presence in Paris, Madrid and Tel-Aviv.

About Us

Oakland Partners is a London based advisory firm focused on cross border M&A transactions and strategic advisor’s services to high tech growth companies.

We support actively entrepreneurs to build top leading High Tech companies and worldwide leaders.

Our Partners advised companies for M&A transactions and private Placements for the last 15 years.

We work with CEO’s to select top European, US and Israeli Funds and Strategic Corporate investors.

Our success as a Corporate Finance firm is ultimately measured by the 900 M$ in cumulated transactions done to date by our Partners in Private Placement and M&A operations.

Our Difference

• Sharp International Team with operational experience in Hi-Tech International Businesses such as Cisco, Nortel, Nokia, Oracle, Cap Gemini, Reuters, Fidelity, EBRD;

• Proven expertise in Building International Leading Companies:  from Business Plan, Business Development, Go To Market Strategies, Fund raising to M&A;

• Strong engagement with top US, European and Israeli Venture and Private Equity Funds and ICT Corporations

• Track record on International Markets

• US, Europe, Emerging Europe, Israel, China

• International Advisory Board

Strong engagement with Buyers , Top Private Equity and VC firms

In the US : Accel, Alloy Ventures, Avaya, Benchmark, Bessemer Ventures Carlyle, Cisco, DCM Capital, Draper Fisher,
In Europe : 3i, Accel, Balderton, AGF PE, Atlas, Advent, Amadeus, Apax, BNP PE Index, Intel, Doughty, Mangrove, EMC, Fidelity ventures, General Atlantic Greylock, Highland, IBM, Insight, Juniper, Lightspeed, Mayfield, Partech, Symantec Sigma Partners, Vantage Point Partech, Sofinnova, Innovacom, Iris, Wellington
In Israel : 3i, Apax, Carmel, Cisco, Benchmark, Evergreen, Intel, Greylock, Giza Pitango, Stage One, Sequoia, Tamir Fishman, Vertex



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Communication Technology

Financial & Insurance Technology

Law enforcement

Enterprise software
Big Data

Luxury Goods &

Cloud Infrastructure


Our Partners Transactions

Allegro Systems, inc.

Security: VPN
Acquired by Cisco Systems

$ 181M



Security : Desktop protection
Acquired by Cisco Systems

$ 154M



Fund of Fund

€ 100M



LBO with Advent

€ 90M



Security :Access Control
Acquired by Cisco Systems

$ 75M



Investors: Index, Cisco Systems, Vertex, General Atlantic Partners
Private Placement

$ 73M



Security :Security Monitoring
Acquired by Cisco Systems

$ 65M



Consumer Electronics
acquired by Cisco Systems

$ 61M



Video conferencing
Private Placement

$ 40M



DDoS Security Solutions
Investors: Gemini Israel, Koor Corporate Venture, Sequoia, Cisco Systems
Acquired by Cisco Systems

$ 39M



Semi-Conductor, Deep Packet Inspection
Acquired by Cisco Systems

$ 30M



HR Software
Investors: Partech, I-Source
Acquired by Oracle

$ 27M


Index Ventures

Fund of Fund

$ 20M



Mobile Virtualization and Security
Investors: Atlas, Index ventures, Cisco Systems
Private Placement

$ 12M



Security :Intrusion Detection
Acquired by Cisco Systems

$ 12M



Semiconductor, Multi-touch screen technology
Private Placement with Innovation Capital, Auriga Partners

€ 10M


IP Access

Private placement with Cisco Systems, Amadeus Capital, Intel Capital, SEP

$ 10M


Kiwi Ventures

Fund of Fund

$ 10M



Fintech and Cybersecurity Big Data
Eindhoven, Netherlands
Private Placement with Mangrove Capital Partners



People to people online services
Private Placement with Ventech, SFR
Acquired by VIVENDI



Unified communications and collaboration
Private Placement with Mangrove Capital Partners
Aquired by ClearOne Inc (NASDAQ: CLRO)



Open-Source Security management software
Private Placement with ADARA Capital



3D Video
Private Placement with Family Office



Luxury Jewellery



Network Attached Storage
Strategic Advisory Services



Data Security Appliance
Strategic Advisory Services



Endpoint Security Software
Strategic Advisory Services



road traffic information
Strategic Advisory Services



Security and Compliance Software
Strategic Advisory Services



Security Lifecycle Management
Strategic Advisory Services



Data-Center Virtualization Software
Acquired by IBM



Mobile terminals and applications
Private Placement with Investor AB, Eqvitec Partners, Sonera, Sony, Intel, GE



Wifi location software
Private Placement with pitango, Star




Baruk is the Founder and Managing Director of Oakland Partners, a London based M&A and Corporate Finance Boutique focusing on High Tech transactions with a presence in Paris, Madrid and Tel-Aviv.

Baruk has over 16 years of international M&A advisory experience and a very strong track record of technology transactions, including exits in both Europe and Israeli companies to US acquirers.

Prior to Oakland, Baruk was SVP M&A at ICON Corporate Finance in London, also Partner at Vadis Ventures in Paris and Venture Partner at Fidelity Ventures in London and Boston.

Baruk was the Head of Corporate M&A and Investments at Cisco Systems in Europe, where he was involved in more than 20 transactions totalling over $700m. Baruk was also managing Cisco’s fund of fund investments in Index ventures,

Viventures and Kiwi Ventures.

Prior to Cisco, Baruk was Manager in the EMEA Telecommunications group at Oracle Corporation where he was responsible for Network Manufacturers and Telcos and Oracle’s go-to-market strategies for new technologies such as Mobile


Baruk has key relationships with both global acquirers of technology companies and long standing relationships with IT giants: IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Cisco, Google, Intel, ARM, Qualcomm, Symantec,, HP, Amazon, Facebook,

Apple, RIM, NEC, Rakuten, Samsung and many others.

Baruk has co-invested and made transactions with top VCs and Strategic such as Mangrove Capital Partners, Index ventures, General Atlantic, Vertex, Morgan Stanley, Partech, Wellington, Atlas Ventures, Intel, IBM, Gemini, Sequoia, Xange…

Baruk industries expertise are: Cybersecurity and Forensics, Big-Data, FinTech, Mobile/Wireless, Cloud, Enterprise Software and SaaS, Storage and Communications Networks.

Some Baruk exits are: Dialcom networks to ClearOne inc, (Nasdaq CLRO), Danish mobile IP billing company Digiquant to InTec for $73m, Danish connected CE company KISS Technologies to Cisco for $61m, Israeli security software company

Riverhead Networks to Cisco for $39m, French data-center virtualisation company Meiosys to IBM, French Internet company Wengo to Vivendi.

Baruk has Master Degree in Information Technology and Management (MIAGE) from Paris XII University and has a BS in Economic Sciences. Baruk studied at Lycée Louis-Le-Grand secondary school in Paris

Schooled:   Paris
Worked:   Paris, London, San-Francisco, Boston, San-Paulo, Tel-Aviv
Lives:   London
Connect:   LinkedIn


Guy recently joined Oakland Partners, a London based M&A and Corporate Finance Boutique focusing on Fintech and Regtech transactions with a presence in New York, London, Paris, Madrid, and Tel-Aviv.

Guy is a serial Entrepreneur with over 15 years of SaaS, AI, and Enterprise Software Executive Leadership experience, and has raised over $40 million in combined venture funding for the companies he started.

Prior to Oakland, Guy was Co-Founder and CEO of CustomerMatrix, a New York-based AI Company focused on detecting sales opportunities and KYC risks in the Financial Services sector, targeting large Banks and Insurance firms in US, Europe, and Asia. The Company was ultimately sold to Aexis International.

Guy was also Co-Founder and CEO of BA-Insight, a Boston-based Enterprise Information Integration (EII) Company focused on quickly configuring unified and task-specific business workflows. The Company has 10% of Fortune 500 as customers and is a Deloitte Fast 500 Award recipient.

Prior to being an Entrepreneur, Guy was a Management Consultant in the ERP and BI space, and started his career in Electrical Engineering at Suez, a Fortune 100 Energy Company and one of the largest independent producer of electricity in North America.

Guy has built relationships with many tier-1 VC firms and global acquirers of technology companies in the ERP, CRM, BI, AI, Big Data Analytics, Fintech, and Regtech space, including the largest Enterprise Software giants such as, Oracle, IBM, Microsoft.

Guy has a Master’s Degree in Mathematics from Harvard University, Cambridge MA and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Ecole Centrale Paris, France.

Schooled:   Boston, Paris, Frankfurt
Worked:   New York, London, Paris, San Francisco, Boston, Hong Kong, Singapore
Lives:   New York
Connect:   LinkedIn


Enrique DOMINGUEZ is our Partner Managing the Madrid office and Transactions.

Enrique has over 15 years of International Entrepreneurship, Fund Raising in the US and Europe and M&A.

Enrique has key relationships with both global acquirers of technology companies and relationships with IT giants: IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Cisco, Google, Intel, NEC, Santander, BBVA, Telefonica, HP, Amazon, Facebook, Apple, RIM, NEC, Rakuten, Samsung and many others.

Enrique industries expertise are: Fintech, Mobile/Wireless, Cloud, Enterprise Software and SaaS, Storage and Communications Networks.

Prior to Oakland, Enrique was the founder of Dialcom Networks funded by Mangrove Capital Partners (Skype), Gini Capital and Draper Investments (San Francisco). Dialcom Networks was sold to ClearOne Inc (NASDAQ CLRO).

Prior to founding Dialcom, Enrique co-founded Dinatec Systems, an Internet Protocol Telephone software vendor in 1998. Dinatec Systems was sold to Netfinger Internet Business Factory in 2000. Among other ventures, Enrique co-founded Ola Internet, the first Spanish IP Telephony operator.

Prior to being an entrepreneur, Enrique worked at DWS Wealth Management and at Reuters, as their Fixed Income Marketing Manager. He previously served on the Board of Directors for Ola Internet and Netfinger IBF.

Enrique has a Bachelor Degree in Finance and Business Administration from University of Barcelona, a Master Degree in Financial Markets from the Applied Finances School of Madrid.

Enrique is fluent in English and Spanish.

Schooled:   Madrid
Worked:   Madrid, London, San-Francisco
Lives:   Madrid
Connect:   LinkedIn


After being at the board advisory since 2013, Leon joined Oakland Partners in 2016 a London based M&A and Corporate Finance Boutique focusing on Fintech and Regtech transactions with a presence in London, New York, Tel-Aviv, Paris and Madrid.

Leon focus his M&A activities in Israel for Fintech, Homeland Security and Cyber Risk companies.

With over 20 years of experience in Software, IT/Engineering Services, Big Data, CRM, ERP, Partnership and Change Management, Leon have a long standing experience working with CEOs, and the capability to gain a deep understanding of the company situation with ability to develop innovative solutions to clients issues.

Leon excels in mentoring and coaching teams and provides advice, guidance and counsel to enhance internal knowledge and make companies and their people successful.

Leon has a deep international experience in sales and project management for large clients in Europe, USA and Israel with cross borders team including India.

Leon was a regional branch unit Director to ensure profitable and sustainable sales target, growth, quality of the delivery to insure his company and his clients satisfaction.

At Capgemini Leon was chosen from 300 senior managers to participate to the companywide reorganization program called ‘Genesis’, as a Manager of Change. ‘Genesis, enabled the company to benefit from increasing cooperation across its far-flung operations as business areas began to share expertise, resources and clients.

At CGI, Leon was chosen from 60 senior managers to lead the exclusif partnership with Keane Ltd, a large IT services company based in Boston and specialised in outsourcing.

Leon is fluent in English, French, Hebrew and had a good understanding of Arabic and Spanish.

Leon has a degree in Business management from the IFG Paris, the French Institute of Management, after a Computer degree.

Schooled:   France
Worked:   USA, France, Munich, Madrid, London, Tel Aviv and India
Lives:   Tel Aviv


Oakland partners is proud to partner in Europe with :

M&A Process

3 weeks

Review Client existing materials

Build Financial Model

Prepare Teaser and Information


Finalize Buyers list

Compile due diligence materials

6 weeks
Buyers Contact

Contact potential Buyers

Respond to initial inquiries from investors

Distribute NDAs & Executive Summary

Screen initial interest, including price valuation, terms and structure

Coordinate initial meetings & conference calls, site visits

2 weeks
Deal Negotiations

Organize visits

Provide key terms guidance

Negotiate with interested Buyers

Letter of Intent with preferred Buyers

4 weeks
LOI to Close

Begin formal due diligence process

Help draft and negotiate definitive

Stock Purchase Agreement (SPA) and related deal documentation



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