Otium is a private investment holding company created in 2009.

Inspired by the vision and values of its founder, Pierre-Édouard Stérin, Otium perpetuates its mission by supporting entrepreneurs and their projects in order to unlock their potential for value creation, all the while putting people, boldness, and innovation at the heart of its approach.

Otium engages in a strategy of diversification, as a minority and majority investor, mainly in the industrials, leisure, real estate & hospitality, healthcare, consumer and technology fields.

Otium is structured around three branches, Otium Investment, Otium Partners and Otium Studio.

OUR expertises

Our Mission

Create and invest alongside bold entrepreneurs to develop tomorrow’s leaders

We are convinced that entrepreneurs are the driving force behind progress, and we invest alongside them for the long term.

We select projects that provide attractive returns on investment, contribute to collective well-being, encourage innovation and address social, economic and environmental issues.

OUR philosophY

€1.5 billion assets under management as of April 30th, 2024
25% IRR since 2015
€190 million invested in 2023
20 + investment professionals
100+ companies supported since 2009
€1 to 30 million per investment

“We favor close and personalized collaboration with each entrepreneur, as we firmly believe that success is built together, as a team. At Otium, the freedom to innovate comes with boundless ambition, within a supportive framework, allowing each project to grow under the best conditions.”

Pierre-Edouard Stérin

Founder and President

Our history


Smartbox founded by Pierre-Edouard Stérin with €5,000 of initial capital


Otium founded to reinvest Smartbox dividends

2019 - 2021

Successful investments in Consumer and Tech, with companies such as The Fork, Doctrine, PayFit, Owkin, Polène
Incubation of new industry leaders such as Dossier, Kids Empire and Fort Boyard Aventures


€155 million invested
Investment strategy diversification in the fields of industrials, real estate and healthcare
Otium Leisure founded to accelerate investments in Leisure


€190 million invested
€1 billion assets under management reached


€1.5 billion assets under management as of April 30th
€300m investment plan