Our passion is building
great businesses

We help mid-size companies grow and build their
purpose pathways through access to proven growth
tools, operational leadership, and private capital.

We help mid-size companies grow and build their purpose pathways through access to proven growth tools, operational leadership, and private capital.

Our passion is building great businesses

We help mid-size companies grow and build their purpose pathways through access to proven growth tools, operational leadership, and private capital.

About Us

Pepper Oaks Capital is a management buy-in partnership firm combining private capital with operational leadership to help mid-size service businesses grow and emerge as category leaders.

With more than 20 years of operating and investment experience in management buy-ins of recurring business services, and in B2B technology services, Pepper Oaks Capital thrives by growing high performance teams and building great and enduring businesses.

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About our founder, Matthias Knaur

Matthias has always had a passion for building great businesses and helping people improve the way they work, live, and play. Guided by strong values and operating principles, he strives for excellence as a partner of choice for entrepreneurs to grow businesses into category leaders.

2009 - Current

Founder, Managing Partner

2022 - Current

Supervisory Board, Co-Founder, Investor

2022 - Current

Investor & Affiliated Partner

2018 - Current

Venture Advisor

2015 - Current

Investor & Venture Partner

2014 - Current

Member

2014 - 2022

CEO, Co-Founder, Investor

2010 - 2014

Loyalty Systems

(today: Sport Alliance)

CEO, Co-Founder, Investor

2005 - 2009

Chief of Staff

1995 - 2005

Education

2009 - Current

Founder, Managing Partner

2022 - Current

Supervisory Board, Co-Founder, Investor

2022 - Current

Investor & Affiliated Partner

2018 - Current

Venture Advisor

2015 - Current

Investor & Venture Partner

2014 - Current

Member

2014 - 2022

CEO, Co-Founder, Investor

2010 - 2014

Loyalty Systems

(today: Sport Alliance)

CEO, Co-Founder, Investor

2005 - 2009

Chief of Staff

1995 - 2005

Education

Matthias References

What do partners say

“Inspiring entrepreneur and a true rainmaker -
who grew the Annuity Management Group
tremendously over the last 7 years.”

Dr. Gernot Eisinger

Co-founder and Managing Partner Afinum,
Annuity-Management Group Co-Investor

“Great Partner - whom NEA is very proud to
have an affiliation with.”

Scott Sandell

Managing Partner, New Enterprise Associates (NEA)

“It was the perfect decision to partner
with Matthias to take on my life`s work.”

Kurt Studerus

Co-Founder Tesedi Group, Supervisory Board,
Annuity Management

“Great Visionary – who has been instrumental
to the Speedinvest success story”

Oliver Holle

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Speedinvest

“Great Partner - whom NEA is very proud to
have an affiliation with.”

Scott Sandell

Managing Partner, New Enterprise Associates (NEA)

Our Values

Guided by our values, we strive for excellence as partners, mentors, investors, and co-investors.

Trust &
Integrity

Humor &
humility

Striving for
Excellence

Be one
team

Keep it
Simple

Our Operating Principles

Think 80/20

Live 90/10

Act 30/30

Our Values

Guided by our values, we strive for excellence as partners, mentors, investors, and co-investors.

Guided by our values, we strive for excellence
as partners, mentors, investors, and co-investors.

Trust &
Integrity

Humor &
humility

Striving for
Excellence

Be one
team

Keep it
Simple

Our Operating Principles

Think 80/20

Live 90/10

Act 30/30