Oxford Capital Partners is planning to open four new offices across the globe this year, as part of an aggressive international expansion that could transform the firm into a major global venture capital house. In an exclusive interview with Real Deals, OCP chief executive Ted Mott revealed that his firm had recently opened an office in Hong Kong, and was planning to launch two offices in major European capitals, and one in South America, before the end of 2010. The office in Hong Kong is being run by a “well-known, leading professional in the sustainability industry in Asia”, and in association with one of the largest growth capital firms in Asia, founded by a close friend of Mott’s. The openings are part of an ambitious global push by OCP as the firm seeks to better support existing companies internationally, as well as to take advantage of new opportunities worldwide. “The expansion demonstrates our commitment to helping portfolio companies grow on an international stage,” said Mott. The firm is also seeking to tap a more global investor base. “In Europe, there has been a weighting towards raising funds from the US. That is changing. Firms now need to have a more diversified investor base,” said Mott. For the full story, see today's edition of Real Deals in print or online.