Private Equity - Canada

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Launched in 2021, Sagard Private Equity Canada (“SPEC”) focuses on Canadian middle-market opportunities.

SPEC leverages our team’s 25 years of experience in private equity investing in North America and Europe as well as our middlemarket private credit business in North America.

Based in Montreal and focused across Canada, the team is led by MarieClaude Boisvert and Patrick Daignault.

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Investment approach and criteria

We build businesses, partnering with management teams and other like-minded investors. Delivering operating, strategic and financial expertise, we seek to help each portfolio company achieve its full potential by accelerating its growth trajectory.

Our differentiation

  • Proven private equity and middle market insight and expertise
  • Value-add network allowing for differentiated sourcing and value creation
  • Ability to invest as a control or active minority shareholder

What we look for

  • $10M+ EBITDA sound businesses in strong industries with attractive organic or acquisition growth opportunities
  • Strong management talent seeking aligned partnership and vision
  • Ability to accelerate performance with people, capital or network

Sagard Private Equity - Europe

Investing in the success of growth companies in French-speaking Europe.

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About Sagard

Sagard is a dynamic alternative asset manager. Canadian, with global reach.