Learn. Collaborate. Grow.

Driving evolution in business and society.

evolutiq is a Cologne-based entrepreneurial investment manager. We create value for our clients, our employees, society, and ourselves by taking an integrated approach towards risk, return, and sustainability.


We reinvest this value into the future growth of evolutiq as well as philanthropic activities and so aspire to make a lasting contribution to business and society.

Our Investment Principles

Long-term Value Creation

We strive to create value in the long-term by learning, creating, growing and investing in relationships, organizations and spaces that have a positive impact. In this spirit, we explicitly refrain from defining a fixed investment horizon. At the same time, we challenge ourselves on the future value creation potential of our portfolio assets and our capability to capture this potential.

Interest Alignment

We believe in interest alignment as a prerequisite for learning, collaborating and building with success. Therefore, we co-invest with our partners (min. 5% of invested capital – at least twice the industry standard) and invite our management and employees to do so as well. Further, we link our management’s compensation to a set of clearly defined measures that capture the long-term value creation.

Accounting for Externalities

We aspire to account for all factors that determine the impact our investments have on the communities our clients, our portfolio assets, our employees and we ourselves operate in. Along these lines, we currently develop performance metrics that account for the United Nation’s SDGs and that we will use in evaluating future investment opportunities and portfolio assets’ performance.

Our Business Segments

Private Equity

Investments into high-quality companies with growth potential



Private Equity

Real Estate

Investments into development and value add real estate projects

Commercial (incl. Logistics)



Financing solutions for both companies and projects

Direct Lending

Special Situations

Meet our Team

Dr. Alexander Stolz

Senior Manager Strategy & Growth

Ariunaa Badarch-Behlau

Senior Real Estate Accountant

Bernd Heesen

Senior Investment Advisor

Dr. Christopher Zeppenfeld

Senior Operations Manager

Claudia Hickmann

Investment Manager

Daniel Perthes

Investment Manager

David Hieronymi

Manager Institutional Clients

Gerrit Heidemanns

Venture Partner

Hamlin Shekhmus

Asset Manager

Hanna Butterwegge

Senior Investment Manager

Inga Steinki

Senior Manager Corporate Development

Jan-Nicolai Tröndle

Manager Business Development

Jona Nelson

Senior Associate

Jonathan Reinartz

ESG und Smart Buildings Manager

Julia Heinzel

Executive Assistant

Dr. Julian Frede

Venture Partner

Marie Nothelle


Karin Büth

Accounting Manager

Lukas Imdahl

Senior Manager Business Development

Lutz Belles

Investment Manager

Marc Mitzel


Mathias Glassl

Facility Manager

Mathias Heinz

IT Project Manager

Nadine Lingemann

Executive Assistant

Nicolas Rudzki

Managing Partner

Nikolas Ley

Trainee Real Estate Investments

Dr. Oliver Steinki

Founder & Managing Partner

Patrick Apolinarski

Venture Partner

Philipp Ulber

Senior Manager Controlling & Accounting

Rodney Pandya

Senior Technical Asset Manager

Romy Tenbieg

Investment Manager

Sandra Kreiten

Senior Accountant

Silke Wiener

Senior Manager Talent and Organizational Development

Thorsten Hotop

Head of Acquisitions and Lettings

Vladimir Pivnev

Trainee Accounting & Controlling

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