Mark Holyoake is best known in the business community as the owner of Oakvest Holdings, which is focused on private equity and valuable commercial real estate investments. In addition, he was an active board member of a private equity firm called Icesea for almost a decade.
In a recent article with Iceland Monitor entitled “British Investor Mark Holyoake Withdraws From Iceland Seafood”, talks about British investor Mark Holyoake stepped down from the board of Iceland Seafood International earlier this month. He says that the timing is right to withdraw from the board, despite the fact that he will continue to hold a large share in ISI.
He was recently interviewed to share some of his unique insights on business and growth.
Holyoake has developed a keen sense of knowing the exact time to poach a valuable company. In 2010, Holyoake planned and oversaw the acquisition of Iceland’s oldest seafood company by International Seafood Holdings.
This acquisition was particularly impressive because the seafood industry makes up such a significant portion of Iceland’s economy. Even at a time when the global economy remained in flux and many investors were too shy to take risks in acquisitions, Mark was able to see the investment potential in this large company.
When asked about what makes Holyoake such an effective global entrepreneur is that he enjoys making connections with other people and relying on their insight to expand his business perspective. He says that he is excited by the trend of many people striving to get healthier so that they live more engaged and productive lives.
One of the reasons why he has been able to grow his businesses so aggressively is that he is willing to give others responsibility according to their abilities. This allows people to invest in the growth of their companies and live up to their potential.
More Background Information on Mark Holyoake
Mark Holyoake earned a business degree from Reading University in 1995. He is married and is the proud father of three children. Although he has to travel frequently for business, he always makes time for professional reading and to connect with his family as much as possible.