Peter Adam Daiches Dubens (born 1967), is a British internet entrepreneur and investor. He is the founder of Oakley Capital and its associated group of companies. He has earned a reputation for avoiding publicity.
He attended Sussex House Preparatory School in Cadogan Square, Chelsea and then the Jewish Free School in Camden, North London.
Peter Dubens worked as a driver for Joe Lewis, Bahamas-based billionaire before becoming an entrepreneur in 1985 after the launch of his thermochromic t-shirt company (age 18).He occupies director and board positions with Time Out, the Daisy Group plc, Global Licensing and KX Gym. 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 (a UK distributor for Vans shoes and Eastpack bags). In 2002, he set up a hedge fund manager, Oakley Capital.
In June 2020, Dubens bought £803,000 worth of stock in Time Out Group plc at a price of £0.35 per share.
Dubens is a Conservative Party donor. He donated £50,000 to the party in May 2017 and £200,000 and £50,000 in December 2019.
During the 2019 United Kingdom general election campaign Dubens donated £250,000 to the Conservative Party.
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