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Private Credit

About Us

Sagard invests in proprietary credit opportunities in public and private middle market companies across Canada and the US through its Sagard Credit Partners ("SCP") vehicle, launched in December 2017. We have a long-term outlook and seek to build lasting relationships with companies in which we invest. We can provide financing to companies across the entire capital structure, including term loans, high yield bonds, notes, mezzanine financings, and other bespoke solutions. Sagard will work with companies to craft solutions tailored to their unique financing needs, and can provide certainty on terms, structure and execution.

Sagard’s credit business is led by Adam Vigna (CIO) & Mustafa Humayun (Portfolio Manager), both of whom have known each other for over a decade and worked together across three organizations. The entire investment team has worked together as a closely knit unit across two organizations.

Investment Approach and Value Proposition
  • We are a direct lender that focuses on providing debt financing to Canadian and U.S. middle market companies.
  • We are a reliable financing partner backed by an experienced investment team. We aim to build partnerships through transparency and integrity, and we look to honor our commitments.
  • We specialize in bespoke debt financing solutions. We will work with companies’ management teams to understand their business’ unique needs and provide them with a highly customized solution to help their business flourish.
  • We are a supporter of business builders and founder-owned and operated companies. We aim to be a stable and supportive partner alongside management and boards, and are happy to leverage our network to provide ongoing support to investee companies.
Investment Criteria
  • Companies with earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA") between $10 million and $50 million
  • Ability to provide or anchor debt financings from $10 million to $150 million
  • Proceeds from financings used for acquisitions, refinancings, recapitalizations, growth or general corporate purposes
  • Industry agnostic
Recent Transactions
Full House Resorts
Seisa Medical
Founders Advantage Capital

Portfolio Companies

Founders Advantage Capital

Portfolio Companies

Astley Gilbert
Club 16
Dominion Lending Centres
Impact Radio Accessories
For more information, please contact any member of our Investment Team.
Investment Team
Adam Vigna (Toronto)
Adam Vigna is Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Sagard Holdings and Sagard Credit Partners, and is based in Toronto. He also serves as Vice-President of Power Corporation of Canada. Prior to this role, he was Managing Director at CPPIB. Adam was responsible for leading CPPIB's Global Principal Credit Investments Group (“PCI”) with approximately CAD 20 billion of AUM. Prior to joining CPPIB, Adam was Vice-President at Goldman Sachs in the Special Situations Group (“SSG”) in New York and Toronto. In 2006, he moved to Toronto from New York to become one of the three founding members of the Canadian Special Situations Group (“CSSG”). Before joining SSG, Adam worked in Goldman's Investment Banking Division in New York where he was a part of their Financial Institutions Group (“FIG”). Adam currently serves on the board of Peak Achievement Athletics and previously served on the boards of Antares Holding (Chair), Antares Capital, Teine Energy, Laricina Energy, Long Point Energy, and Blackhawk Mining (Observer).

Adam has led the entire SCP team for a number of years at a different investing organization.

Adam holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.
Mustafa Humayun (Toronto)
Mustafa Humayun is a Partner at Sagard Holdings, and the Portfolio Manager of Sagard’s Private Credit business. He is also a member of the firm's investment committee and is based in Toronto. Prior to this role, he was a Senior Principal at Canada Pension Plan Investment board, leading multiple sector teams across North and South America. Before that, Mustafa was an Investment Professional in the Special Situations Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co in New York, where he invested across the capital structure across a number of different sectors. Mustafa currently serves on the board of Founders Advantage (Observer) and has previously served on the corporate and non-profit boards of Laricina Energy, Queen's University Investment Council, New York Needs You, Youth Empowering Parents and LongPoint Minerals.

Mr. Humayun has known Mr. Vigna for over a decade and has worked with him across three different organizations.

Josh Borys (Toronto)
Josh Borys is a Principal at Sagard Holdings, and a member of the Sagard Credit Partners team based in Toronto. Prior to this role, he was a Principal in the Principal Credit Investments group at CPPIB where he focused on investing in both primary and secondary opportunities across the capital structure, working closely with Adam, Mustafa and Bin. Josh has previously served on the Management Committee of LongPoint Minerals.

Josh holds an HBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, where he graduated with Distinction and was an Ivey Scholar.
Marc-Antoine Allen (Toronto)
Marc-Antoine Allen is a Principal at Sagard Holdings and is based in Toronto. Prior to this role, he was a Senior Associate at CPPIB where he was responsible for underwriting and monitoring credit and equity investments in multiple sectors, and was involved in several private equity transactions including the acquisitions of Associated British Ports and Pacific National. Marc-Antoine holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University, from which he graduated in 2012 as Valedictorian of the Desautels Faculty of Management.
Bin Li (Toronto)
Bin Li is a Senior Associate of Sagard Holdings, and a member of the Sagard Credit Partners team based in Toronto. Prior to this role, Bin was an Associate at Canada Pension Plan Investment board where he worked with Adam, Mustafa and Josh. At CPPIB he was responsible for making credit investments in the healthcare, industrial, and energy verticals. In addition, Bin closed two platform private equity transactions (Wilton Re and Antares Capital) during his time at Canada Pension Plan Investment board.

Bin holds a Bachelor of Mathematics (Honors) from the University of Waterloo and a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honors) from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Brianna Fogel (New York)
Brianna Fogel is a Senior Associate at Sagard Holdings, and is based in New York. Prior to this role, she worked as an Investment Banking Associate in the Leveraged Finance group at Goldman Sachs, where she underwrote high-yield bonds and leveraged loans for corporate and sponsor transactions. She began her career in the Financial Sponsors Group at Goldman Sachs.

Brianna earned a BA in Applied Mathematics and Statistics from the Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.