We are currently looking for outstanding individuals to join our fast-paced and rapidly growing Canadian Mid-Market Private Equity Fund as Vice-President in our Montreal office.
Assisting partners in sourcing of investment opportunities
Screening of investment opportunities and pipeline management
Leading the due diligence and underwriting of new investment opportunities
Co-ordinating and interacting external due diligence advisors
Assisting partners in legal negotiations of transaction documentation
Key role in preparing and presenting opportunities to the fund’s Investment Committee
Active role in portfolio management, interacting with CEO/CFO and acting as a board observer
Train and mentor team of associates
Establish network with peers to fuel business development
Experience & Qualifications:
Bachelor degree, MBA a plus
7+ years of work experience, with relevant investment experience
Prior exposure to board of directors meetings
Professional designation a plus
Our ideal candidate:
Strong business acumen with a passion for mid-market investing
Aligned with our core values:
Rigorous - Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; organized and exceptional attention to detail; a high degree of accuracy in a fast-paced, results-oriented workplace; hard-working and willingness to work nights and weekends when required.
Proactive and innovative - Thrives in an dynamic working environment; curious, eager to learn about and contribute to a wide variety of topics; suggests new ideas and new ways of working
Collaborative - Inclusive operating style coupled with a hands-on, results-oriented attitude.
Authentic – demonstrates humility, openness, integrity and inclusiveness
Entrepreneurship - self starter, ability to operate quickly with lean resources
Sagard Private Equity Canada was officially launched in February 2021 and is raising a private equity fund focused on the Canadian mid-market, looking to become the partner of choice to Canadian mid-market entrepreneurs and executives on their quest to become market leaders. The team has strong momentum, having closed its first investment in Groupe Lou-Tec in September 2021, and completed 100% of its fundraising target. Sagard Private Equity Canada is part of Sagard Holdings.
Sagard Holdings (“Sagard”) is a multi-strategy alternative asset manager with professionals located in Canada (Montreal, Toronto), the US, Europe and Asia. Since 2016, Sagard has grown exponentially. Assets under management have expanded from US$500M to over US$14B and Sagard’s team of diverse professionals has grown from 50 to over 275 team members in just 5 years.
Sagard invests across four asset classes: private equity (Sagard Private Equity Canada, Sagard Europe, NewGen), credit (Sagard Credit Partners), healthcare royalties (Sagard Healthcare Royalty Partners), and venture capital (Portage Ventures). Sagard Holdings was founded by Power Corporation of Canada as a complement to its global investment ...holdings and serves as one of its key strategic priorities with strong, long-term growth objectives.
Sagard’s entrepreneurial DNA is palpable across our entire team and is a platform built by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs. Sagard looks to generate attractive returns by matching investment opportunities with flexible capital solutions and pairing entrepreneurs with teams that have deep industry knowledge. Sagard develops long-term partnerships and empowers the growth of its investments through a unique global network of portfolio companies, limited partners, advisors and other valued relationships.
Sagard is a UN PRI signatory and strives to measure and assess the social and economic impact it has on the people and businesses within our network, as well as on our society as a whole.
More at https://www.sagard.com/.