SagardSince 2001

  • Since 2001, with Jocelyn Lefebvre, the other Founding Partner, Frédéric has hired team members, raised funding and structured everyone’s efforts, to successfully position Sagard among the most active investors in France’s mid-market segment.
  • He is in charge of originating and executing a wide range of investments and tracking their performance.

Previously

Frédéric began his career in private equity at Apax Partners in France, before joining Warburg Pincus in London four years later as Senior Vice-President. Six years later, having led Warburg Pincus’ financial services division in Europe, he became a partner at Capital Z, a private equity fund specialised in financial services with more than $5 billion in AUM.

Grand Frais (Since 2016)

Network expansion and industry consolidation
Minority stake
Food retailing

Founded by the Prosol Group, the Grand Frais chain brings the city-centre style food market to the suburbs, offering fresh, quality products at competitive prices.

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Alvest (Since 2018)

Organic growth and industry consolidation
Minority stake
Airport ground support equipment

Alvest is the global market leader in airport ground support equipment.

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Stokomani (Since 2012)

Expanding the store network
Majority stake
Clearance retailing of brand-name merchandise

Stokomani is France’s leading clearance discounter of end-of-line merchandise.

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Alvest (2015-2018)

Organic growth and industry consolidation
Majority stake
Airport ground support equipment

Alvest is the global market leader in airport ground support equipment.

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Groupe HMY (2005 - 2017)

Organic growth
Majority stake
Retail store design and fitting-out

HMY is the world leader in the design, engineering, manufacturing and fitting of retail furniture.

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Santiane (2013 - 2015)

Organic growth and build-up
Majority stake
Health and disability insurance broker and online aggregator

Health and disability insurance broker and online aggregator
Online insurance broker and wholesaler.

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Corialis (2007 - 2014)

Organic growth and capital expenditure projects
Majority stake
Aluminium profile solutions for windows, doors, roof systems and curtain walls

Corialis is a world leader in aluminium windows, doors and roof systems.

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RLD (2006 - 2013)

Organic growth and industry consolidation
Majority stake
Hiring and laundering of flat linen and workwear
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Souriau (2006 - 2011)

Organic growth and build-up
Majority stake
Aerospace connector solutions

A world leader in electronic connectors designed for harsh environments.

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CEPL (2005 - 2008)

Network expansion and industry consolidation
Majority stake
Logistics and supply chain services

A European leader in the niche market for outsourced detailed picking services.

MEDIPOLE (formerly MEDIPARTENAIRES) (2005 - 2007)

Market consolidation
Minority stake
Private clinics for acute care (medical, surgical and obstetrics)

A leader in the fragmented French private acute care clinics market.

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