Power Corporation, through its alternative asset investment platforms (investment platforms), is developing alternative asset management businesses which build upon the investment capabilities that have been created over many years in several high-growth asset classes. The investment platforms are focused on growing their asset management businesses through raising third-party capital and the Corporation intends to provide seed capital to the different investment products managed by each of the investment platforms.
Since the launch of the first Sagard fund in Europe in 2002, Power Corporation has continued to develop investment platforms that manage portfolios on behalf of the Corporation and third-party investors in several alternative asset classes in three principal geographies: Europe, North America, and China. The investment platforms Sagard and Power Sustainable are managed locally by experienced investment professionals who have an in-depth knowledge of the local markets and benefit from collaboration within the Power group of companies.
Power Corporation’s investment platforms seek to generate attractive returns for their investors by: i) attracting experienced investment teams to execute on investment strategies where the investment platforms’ ecosystem gives them a competitive advantage; ii) leveraging the global network created over decades by the Power group to drive the commercial success of their investment strategies and underlying investments; and iii) providing flexible capital solutions to solve a range of business and financing needs.
Sagard was founded in 2005 as a complement to the Corporation’s global investment activities. Today, Sagard is a multi-strategy alternative asset manager with professionals principally located in Canada, the U.S. and Europe.
Sagard seeks 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 invests across five asset classes: private credit, healthcare royalties, venture capital, private equity and real estate, and also offers wealth management services.
Power Sustainable is a global multi-platform alternative asset manager with a long-term investment approach focused on sustainable strategies. It has offices in Montréal, Toronto, Shanghai, Beijing and New Jersey.
Power Sustainable is comprised of two platforms: the Pacific platform invests in the China equity markets, seeking high-quality, sustainable business models with a fundamentals-based, research-driven investment process; and the Energy Infrastructure platform invests in the development, construction, and operations of renewable energy infrastructure assets in North America.