Agnès Huyghues Despointes is a Partner at Sagard and has co-managed Sagard NewGen since its launch in 2020. She has around 15 years of investment experience, which she first acquired as a member of the generalist Sagard MidCap team, before deciding to specialize in technology and healthcare and launching Sagard NewGen, the Sagard fund dedicated to the technology and healthcare sectors in Europe.
As a member of Sagard NewGen investment team, Agnès plays an active role in originating and executing deals, as well as in tracking investment performance. Agnès originally joined Sagard as an Associate on the Sagard MidCap team in 2007, was promoted to Director in 2011 and Principal in 2015, and made Partner on the Sagard NewGen team in 2019. She is based in Paris, France.
Before joining Sagard in 2007, Agnès began her career on the Transaction Services team at KPMG in Paris and then on the Investment Banking team at Deutsche Bank, where she was involved in a number of transactions in the TMT sector.
Agnès is a graduate of HEC Paris and holds a degree from a CEMS programme at Bocconi University in Milan.