Sofina (SOF)

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Sofina Société Anonyme is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in direct and fund of funds investments. Within direct investments, it specializes in growth capital, early, startup, later stages, mature, emerging growth, mid venture, late venture and LBO investments. The firm primarily invests in portfolio of companies that engages in digital transformation, consumer & retail, education, healthcare, energy and services, e-commerce, consumer goods, digital, satellite operations, industry, finance companies, and financial services worldwide. It also invests in the media, communications, insurance, property development sectors. The firm typically invests in European based companies with a global exposure, and it also has a particular focus on companies based in Western Europe and Asia such as in India, China and South East Asia and also in the United States. It invests between €20million ($21.67million) and €300 million ($339.2 million) in companies with an enterprise value between €250 million ($282.7 million) and €4500 million ($5088.41 million) in minority investments. The firm seeks to invest between €20 million (21.67 million) and €100 million ($107 million) in fast growing business. It seeks equity investment between €5 million ($5.35million) and €50 million (54.18 million) in venture and growth capital funds. It invests in privately owned and listed companies. It invests in private companies to support growth, finance acquisitions, give liquidity to existing shareholders/families, support sales processes, and make minority investment alongside shareholders controlling shareholders and in listed companies for replacement of existing shareholder, long term support of controlling shareholders, and delisting. Within fund of funds, the firm focuses on private equity, venture capital and growth equity funds, and selected relationships in buyout and special situations. It also manages funds in the fields of private equity funds. It typically invests in the US, Europe and Asia, and also concentrates on emerging markets. The firm prefers to hold a minority ownership equity in its portfolio companies and also seeks board seat. The firm also prefers majority stake and co-invests. It typically holds its investments for ten to twelve years. Sofina Société Anonyme was founded in 1898 and is based in Brussels, Belgium with additional offices in Luxembourg and Singapore.
Contact Information
Brussels,1040 Belgium
32 2 551 06 11
32 2 513 96 45
Top Executives
Dominique Lancksweert 67 1997 Chairman of the Board
Viscount Etienne Davignon 91 0000 Honorary Director
Harold Y. H. Boel 59 2004 CEO & Director
Vicomte Etienne Davignon 0 0000 Honorary Director
Nicolas Boel 61 2007 Member of the Board of Director
Gwill York 66 2018 Independent Director
Michèle Sioen 58 0000 Independent Director
Charlotte Stromberg 64 2020 Independent Vice-Chair
Richard Goblet d'Alviella 75 1989 Honorary Chairman
Laura Cioli 60 2018 Independent Director
Leslie Teo 0 2023 Independent Director
Rajeev Vasudeva 64 2023 Independent Director
Anja Langenbucher 51 2018 Independent Director
Catherine Soubie 58 2018 Independent Director
Laurent De Meeûs D'argenteuil 60 2015 Director
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