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( – The international family-based platform Sagard Holdings is launching ‘Sagard NewGen’, a fund active in the SmallCap universe in Europe in the fields of Health and Technology. Sagard NewGen will invest amounts between 10 and 50 ME per transaction, majority or minority, to finance the growth strategy of companies (turnover up to 150 ME) which aim to become leaders in their market and which share a DNA of innovation and sustainability.

This fund has been launched and will be managed by three partners: Bérangère Barbe, Agnès Huyghues Despointes who already worked as Partners in the MidCap fund, and Guillaume Lefebvre, who joins the team from Keensight Capital.

With the experience accumulated over 20 years by Sagard, Sagard NewGen will provide management teams with tailor-made support, recognized business expertise and an ecosystem with high added value and international scope with a presence in Paris, Montreal, Toronto and New York. The Sagard platform allows management teams to benefit from the services of sector and business experts, available to them to accelerate their growth or respond to specific issues such as commercial performance issues of structuring managerial teams, cybersecurity or ‘access to new geographies, in particular North America.

Jocelyn Lefebvre, Chairman of Sagard SAS declared: “For 20 years, Sagard has supported very good growth stories and has made quality networks available to management teams which have enabled our companies to realize their potential, particularly at international. Sagard NewGen intends to build on this heritage to support the new leaders in healthcare and technology, two sectors of the future. We are delighted, on the occasion of this diversification, to welcome Guillaume Lefebvre, who will consolidate the IT expertise of the team. “

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