Rockley Group invests in developing businesses focused on large and timely markets. Our motivation is to build valuable companies that contribute to global sustainability and the improvement of human well-being. We focus on technology based businesses that represent great opportunities but also allow us to unlock hidden value which we share with our investment funds and co-investors.
The diverse international experience of our team enables us to develop opportunities throughout the world. Our investment strategies and network of relationships provide us with extraordinary deal flow quality. Technology foresight enables understanding of future asset values and returns.
Our portfolio companies address global markets including sustainability, energy, information technology, data management, healthcare, industrial efficiency and improved natural resource use.
Our current emphasis is in China where our philosophy aligns with government focus on sustainability, a rapidly growing market and businesses eager to innovate and adopt improved management practices in semi-conductors, sustainable energy and renewable chemicals.
Led by Dr Andrew Rickman (Founder and Former CEO, Bookham Inc.) and his brother Robert, our management team includes successful entrepreneurs and individuals with substantial experience as investors and fund managers across a range of technology sectors. We work with local partners where this strengthens our investment management team and opens up a flow of superior transaction opportunities.
The success of Bookham Technology Inc. (now Oclaro Inc.) in becoming the world leader in optical components manufacture for data and telecoms components is an example of the experience and success of the team. Growth stage investors in the business achieved exceptional returns. For example, conservative estimates of returns from selling in public markets include: Celtic House: 1995 £0.5m invested, 2000 £40m realised, 80x multiple, 140% IRR. 3i: 1996 £10m invested, 2000 £120m realised, 12x multiple, 129% IRR.