Peter Dubens

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Peter Adam Daiches Dubens (born 1967[1]), is a British internet entrepreneur and investor. He is the founder of Oakley Capital and its associated group of companies.[2] He adopted a buy-and-build strategy by investing in companies which he can turn around and sell to make profit. He is reported to have a net worth of US$127.5 million.[3]

Early life and edcation

He attended the Jewish Free School (now known as Sussex House Preparatory School) in Camden, North London.[4]


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Peter Dubens' first job was driver for Joe Lewis, Bahamas-based billionaire but his career first set-off after the launch of his thermochromic t-shirt company in 1985 (age 18).[5] He occupies director and board positions with Time Out, the Daisy Group plc, Global Licensing and KX Gym.[6][7] He deals with anything from Online City Guides and Magazines to Fitness Centres including restaurants and betting sites. After his t-shirt business, which he sold to Coats Viyella Plc for GBP8 Million along with its 6 airport branches in 1990, Dubens became the Co-Founder of Global Inc Limited, a certified clothing supplier to UK leading retailers Marks and Spencers, C&A, and the Arcadia Group. Later that year, he became Co-founder of Global Accessories Limited, another fashion related business. Global Accesories Ltd was a UK distributor for Vans shoes and Eastpack bags. He then sold the company to Vans Inc for USD16 Million in 1994, age 27. He was the Pete in Pete and Johnny's smoothies (Jonathan Sieff as Johnny) which he sold to PepsiCo at a value of GBP20 Million. In 2002, he set up a hedge fund manager, Oakley Capital[8]

Private life

Peter Dubens lives in a London mansion with wife Joanna and three daughters: Isabella, Kezia and Molly.[9]