Created in 2002 on the initiative of Power Corporation of Canada, Sagard is a private equity fund based in Paris. The firm is managing €1.7 billion of total commitments since inception.
Sagard invests in companies valued in excess of €100 million that are leaders in their markets, primarily in French speaking European countries. Sagard's goal is to help companies, led by successful managers, to grow and flourish, by taking a flexible approach in structuring investments, with solutions ranging from minority or majority stakes to LBOs and business development capital.
With a commitment to the long-term, Sagard's entrepreneurial culture stems from the close cooperation between its sponsor and the influential families who over time built successful companies.