The power of a global network
The Sagard story is one of business building and enduring partnerships.
Who we are
As an alternative asset manager, we bring together investors, business builders and an expert team to create something truly differentiated – a smart, dynamic network that gives businesses the advantage they need to learn, grow and win.
We’re able to do this because of the value we bring to our partners: generations of entrepreneurs, extraordinary talent from around the world and smart capital from discerning investors.
Sagard is a member of the Power Corporation of Canada group of companies. Power, which is controlled by the Desmarais family, is committed to growing its exposure to the alternatives business with Sagard and other platforms.
What we do
Using a differentiated ecosystem approach, Sagard identifies and builds great businesses with investors and portfolio companies.
We seek strong returns by matching opportunities with flexible capital strategies, supporting the most promising business builders with the knowledge and the network to give them a growth advantage.
Sagard invests across four asset classes: private equity, venture capital, private credit, and healthcare royalties.
Our network also includes Grayhawk, a member of the Sagard group, and Diagram, an ecosystem partner.
How we do it
Our teams have the experience and tools to identify leaders who will succeed and the right resources to support them every stage of the way.
Infused with a deep entrepreneurial spirit, our leadership, partners and team all share the same committed belief in our work. We strive to measure and assess the social and economic impact it has on the people and businesses within our network, and our society as a whole.
We form enduring partnerships in a global network of investors, portfolio companies, commercial connections and advisors.
Assets under management 
The values we live by
We are entrepreneurial
We want to partner with the best entrepreneurs and operators. We are self-starters and have a deep attachment to the idea of building businesses, including our own.
We are lean and quick yet always seek to achieve excellence, with world class standards.
We prize people’s talent over experience but we love both. We value contribution over hierarchy.
Our capital is a trust. While we are in a risk business, we never want to impair the capital of our shareholders or partners.
We are innovative
We prize curiosity. We constantly remind ourselves that the knowledge of what was can be an impediment to seeing what is, let alone what could be.
Creative solutions can overcome almost any problem. We look for creativity without too much complexity, even though we know sometimes complexity is our friend.
Innovation involves failure as well as success and we do not fear it. We try to shift the odds in our favour.
We are rigorous
We think analytically and critically and base decisions on data wherever we can. We know that the anecdote dies hard.
We believe that good process aligns our team – in investments, in management and operations – but too much process and analysis can paralyze an organization.
We work really hard.
We are collaborative
We believe collaboration is more powerful than competition. If we can be in the pie-growing rather than the pie-splitting business, our success will be greater in the long run.
We align our financial success with our partners and shareholders and work toward a common goal of achieving best-in-class results.
We make big and many small decisions collectively, with no room for politics.
We are authentic
We care about one another as people and seek loyal, trusted relationships across our whole ecosystem. We debate constructively, give candid feedback, and try to be humble about our weaknesses and mistakes.
We aspire to be an inclusive business in all senses. Insights and outcomes do not have a colour, gender or sexual orientation and we want to ensure that we operate free from these prejudices.
We believe strongly in doing the right thing for all stakeholders. In the long term, doing the right thing pays dividends.
Our commitment to responsibility
Acting responsibly means doing the right things the right way. We’re committed to acting responsibly as a company and partner.
Driven by purpose and inspired by entrepreneurial spirit, Sagard is being built by business leaders who see opportunity in what’s next.
The Sagard team
Entrepreneurial. Driven. Get to know the team that’s always looking to uncover the opportunities behind what’s next.
Board of Directors
A platform for creating value
- net asset value of private equity, venture capital, private credit and healthcare royalty funds, including uncalled capital commitments of those funds and unused leverage,
- fair value of assets held in co-investment vehicles managed by Sagard and uncalled capital commitments of those co-investment vehicles,
- AUM of other managers controlled by Sagard, and
- fair value of all other assets managed by Sagard that are not otherwise included in the clauses above.
Our definition of AUM is not based on any definition contained in our fund management agreements. Furthermore, our calculation may differ from the manner in which the SEC defines “Regulatory Assets Under Management” on Form ADV and from the AUM definition used by other asset managers.