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Private Equity Canada

Sagard Private Equity Canada

Launched in 2021, Sagard Private Equity Canada (SPEC) is a Canadian private equity strategy focused on the Canadian mid-cap market, with an emphasis on the business and financial services and manufacturing sectors. The SPEC team is based in Montreal and Toronto and operates Canada-wide.

SPEC aims to be the partner of choice for Canadian entrepreneurs and management teams on a quest to become market leaders. 

Investment approach and criteria

We build businesses by partnering with management teams and other like-minded long-term investors. Delivering operating, strategic and financial expertise, we strive to help each company achieve its full potential over the long term.

Our differentiation

  • Sector insight and expertise
  • Differentiated sourcing networks and market credibility
  • Focus on business building with a long-term perspective

Investment criteria

  • Market leadership potential with strong management team
  • Ability to enhance growth trajectory and a “right to win”
  • Compliant with key ESG criteria
  • Alignment of all key stakeholders pre-closing

Our portfolio companies

We partner with ambitious companies to help them achieve their aspirations.

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About Sagard

Sagard is an alternative asset management firm that invests in venture capital, private equity, private credit, real estate and royalties. We deliver flexible capital, an entrepreneurial culture and a global network of investors, commercial partners, advisors and value creation experts.

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