Oak Hill traces its roots to Robert M. Bass, one of four brothers who founded Bass Brothers Enterprises, based in Fort Worth, Texas. The Firm began its investment activities in 1986 as the family office of Robert M. Bass, at which time it established its longstanding approach as “principal-minded” investors and its core philosophy of partnership through alignment of interests. Oak Hill’s unique family-office heritage is engrained in the Firm’s culture and is demonstrated through the General Partner’s significant personal capital commitment to each of its funds since inception. Robert M. Bass and the Oak Hill team have been the largest investors in each fund.
Oak Hill’s philosophy of alignment of interests has been a guiding principle of the Firm’s success. The Firm seeks to partner with exceptional entrepreneurs, management teams, and corporations that share a common vision for maximizing value creation and structures each investment to align the economic interests of all constituencies. Oak Hill believes that creating transaction structures and incentive programs that reward management teams for value creation and that align management’s economic outcomes with those of the Oak Hill team and Limited Partners significantly enhance its investment returns. In addition, Oak Hill has offered significant co-investment opportunities to Limited Partners, which further aligns these constituencies.