Our Team

We are an interdisciplinary team of entrepreneurs with many years of experience in the investment sector as well as operational experience as founders and managing directors of companies.

Our Team – Your Partner

»Our values communicate – internally and externally – who we are, set the benchmark for our actions, and are the foundation for our shared success.«

Sophora Unternehmerkapital is an independent, owner-led private equity firm. We are a well attuned team of holistically thinking entrepreneurs and process experts whose goal is to promote entrepreneurial success.

We are ambitious, quality-oriented and always looking for innovation and improvement opportunities. In addition, we are united by an intellectual rigour in the search for root causes and solutions. We understand “excellence” as an ever-changing goal on the never-ending journey of continuous development.

We are passionate about discovering and developing undiscovered value. We are convinced that there is always untapped potential in companies and teams. In our projects, we also pay special attention to promoting and integrating the potential of women.

We take responsibility and act sustainably in our dealings with business partners, companies and their employees. We are signatories to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) with the aim of better understanding the impact of investment activities on environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters. We are convinced that the active engagement with ESG issues can affect the performance of investments positively. Applying the PRI supports us to better align investors’ objectives with the broader goals of society.

The tree on which our company name is based (Sophora Japonica or the pagoda tree) is also called the honey tree due to its property as a bee nutrient plant. We believe in symbiotic partnerships based on trusting and reliable cooperation.

Trust, respect, appreciation and integrity are fundamental attributes in our daily work with our partners. We are hands-on (but never hands-in), want to actively contribute to progress and enjoy achieving goals together.

We want to contribute to making good companies even better, and believe that resilience and perseverance are key traits to successfully manage even difficult situations. At the same time, we always maintain our positive mindset and look for the best solutions. This combination helps to make our portfolio companies “winter-hardy”, just like the pagoda tree (Sophora Japonica).

An entrepreneurial environment for your career

With us, you are part of a company where entrepreneurial spirit is put into practice. In the field of private equity, no investment is the same as another, and your tasks with us will be as varied as those companies.

We attach great importance to long-term investments – also in your professional development. With our investments, continuity is of great importance. Only through continuous commitment can ambitious goals be reached and the right decisions be made. As part of our team, you will make a contribution to this.

Your benefits in the Sophora team

Would you like to become part of the Sophora team? Whether you are a student, a young professional or already have a number of years of work experience, find out here what the benefits are of joining Sophora.

Active support from an experienced and entrepreneurial team

Extensive learning and development opportunities

Positive atmosphere and enthusiasm for challenges

Recognition and appreciation for achievements

Dynamic and team-oriented working environment

Modern office in the heart of Munich

Do you want to unlock your full potential?

Do you want to become part of the Sophora team? We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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