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Our goal at Sofina is to create economic value with a human face. We believe that the entrepreneurial spirit that characterises many family businesses is a source of progress and innovation. By supporting these entrepreneurs and innovators, we intend to contribute to global growth, development and innovation.
We believe entrepreneurs are only successful if they are competitive in a globalised market. Our mission, therefore, is to support families and entrepreneurs in developing their businesses, through the provision of patient capital, expertise and advice, coupled with a long-term horizon that few other investors can match.
Our heritage and our culture is what distinguishes us. We put human relationships at the heart of what we do. All our investments are stories of shared values, of friendships, and of ambitious projects with talented entrepreneurs and their management teams. By continually working in this way, we aspire to become the preferred investment partner for all those who share our beliefs and vision.
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We position ourselves as a supportive partner who shares a common vision and horizon with the main shareholder.
Sofina is an investment company with a long-term view on its partnerships. Our objective is to create value over the long term. We have been working with some of our partners for decades; this kind of patience is often rewarded by outsized returns.
We have helped build many success stories with entrepreneurs and families in Europe, and partnerships with top-tier investors in the United States and more recently in Asia.
Our investments have a global footprint with an attenuation of risks thanks to our diversified portfolio. We bring to our partners a wide network of decision-makers, decades of strategy, financial and corporate governance experience. We are viewed as a pragmatic and positive partner.
Discretion, humility and hard work are the values we strive to bring forward. Our professionals are recognized for the complementarity of their skills, their rigor, their persistence and reactivity.
The team is stable and experienced, and their incentives are aligned on the long term success of Sofina.
As directors of investee companies, we seek first and foremost to achieve a deep understanding of the challenges the company we are invested in, its management and shareholders are facing.
The cumulated experience of our managers – who collectively attend dozens of board and committee meetings yearly, enables them to ask the right questions to help guide strategy, finance and governance, and to bring a new perspective to the Boardroom.