June 20, 2018 11:01 PM ET

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Company Overview of Sagard

Company Overview

Sagard is a private equity arm of Power Corporation of Canada specializing in leveraged buyouts, middle market, and business development capital investments. The firm prefers to invest in mid-sized businesses based in France, Belgium, and Switzerland. It seeks to invest between €50 million ($69 million) and €100 million ($138 million) in companies with enterprise value between $67.7 million and $406.2 million. It invests in companies valued at more than €60 million ($82.8 million). The firm invests over a long term investment horizon, more than five years. It acquires both minority and majority stakes. Sagard was founded in 2002 and is based in Paris, France.

24/32 rue Jean Goujon

Paris,  75008

France

Founded in 2002

Phone:

33 1 53 83 30 00

Fax:

33 1 53 83 30 30

Key Executives for Sagard

President and Founding Partner
Age: 60
Founding Partner
Age: 52
Partner
Partner
Age: 40
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Sagard Key Developments

Sagard In Negotiations To Acquire Climater

Sagard is in exclusive negotiations to acquire French heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems business Groupe Climater SAS from Weinberg Capital Partners. Financial details have not been disclosed.

HLD In Exclusive Talks To Acquire Kiloutou

HLD Associés is holding talks to acquire a stake in Kiloutou, SAS. HLD entered into exclusive negotiations with PAI Partners and Sagard to acquire a majority stake in Kiloutou. The significant reinvestment of Franky Mulliez and the team of Kiloutou led by Xavier du Boÿs and Olivier Colleau alongside HLD shows their deep conviction in the development prospects of Kiloutou. The completion of the transaction is subject to the consultation of the Works Council and the approval of the competition regulators. Lazard acted as financial advisor for PAI Partners, Sagard and management team.

CDPQ And Ardian In Exclusive Talks To Acquire Stake In Alvest

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and Ardian entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire a significant stake in Alvest SAS from Sagard. Sagard as well as the management team led by Jean-Marie Fulconis, Chief Executive Officer of Alvest, are to re-invest a significant amount in the company. Jean-Marie Fulconis, said: “Our team is proud and very pleased that long term investors of the calibre of CDPQ and Ardian are considering to partner with us, and that Sagard will continue to support us in our development. This vote of confidence continues to support our development ambitions, which remain focused around the quality of our products and services as well as the satisfaction of our customers.” Lazard Ltd. acted as financial advisor for Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and Ardian.

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Recent Private Companies Transactions

Type
Date
Target
Merger/Acquisition
December 4, 2017
Groupe Climater SAS
Merger/Acquisition
November 20, 2017
Kiloutou, SAS
Merger/Acquisition
September 7, 2017
Alvest SAS
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