Sophora closes inaugural fund at EUR 50 million

Sophora has successfully closed its inaugural fund, “Sophora Unternehmer-Fonds I”, at its hard cap of EUR 50 million. This milestone reflects the confidence and support of more than 100 entrepreneurs, managers, and corporate finance professionals who have joined this journey.

Founded in 2022 and based in Munich, Sophora set out with a clear vision: to become a leading player in the lower midmarket through an interdisciplinary and focused value creation approach. Significant milestones have been achieved since then, and there is much progress to share. Over the past two years, the team has grown to 8 dedicated professionals, each bringing diverse expertise and a shared passion for driving success in the lower midmarket. To date, investments have been made in three exceptional firms: auxalia, smaXtec, and Flow-Tronic. These partnerships underscore a commitment to fostering long-term growth and value creation.

“We are grateful for the trust and support from our investors, which has enabled us to successfully launch our inaugural fund, reaching our hard cap of EUR 50 million. This milestone marks only the beginning of an exciting journey, and we remain committed to creating exceptional value and growth,” says Benjamin Hubner, Managing Partner of Sophora. Looking forward, Sophora will focus to broaden the portfolio and partner with more businesses that align with the commitment to excellence and innovation. The dedicated team is always on the lookout for new opportunities to invest in and support promising companies and management teams.

The Sophora team from left to right (Michael Matros, Neil MacDougall, Jennifer Regehr, Benjamin Hubner, Joop Heijenrath, Guntram Kieferle, Richard Lang and Niklas Ortlieb)

About Sophora

Sophora Unternehmerkapital (“Sophora”), based in Munich, is an independent and owner-managed investment company with a focus on medium-sized companies in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Sophora consists of an interdisciplinary team of entrepreneurs with many years of experience in the investment business and as founders and Managing Directors of companies. As a value-creating partner of entrepreneurs and management teams of medium-sized companies, Sophora provides strategic and operational know-how as well as a comprehensive network of experts and flexible capital in order to jointly discover and develop potentials. Sophora is a signatory of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (“PRI”) and the Women’s Empowerment Principles (“WEPs”).

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