Senior Legal Counsel

Sagard Holdings

    5+ years
    intermediate, senior
    Montréal, Québec, Canada

Dominique Tardif

President, ZSA Québec | Legal Recruiter / Headhunter

(514) 447-8920

Maxime Thérien

Legal Recruiter / Headhunter

(514) 228-2880 Ext 323

5+ years | Montréal

Our client, Sagard Holdings (“Sagard“) is a multi-strategy alternative asset manager with professionals located in Canada (Montreal, Toronto), the United States, Europe, and Asia. Founded by Power Corporation of Canada (PCC) in 2005 to complement its global investment holdings, assets under management have expanded from $500M USD to over $15B USD, and Sagard’s team of diverse professionals has grown from 50 to close to 300 team members in just five years. Sagard invests across five asset classes: venture capital & growth (Portage Ventures, Portage Capital Solutions, Portage Web3), private equity (Sagard Private Equity Canada, Sagard MidCap, Sagard NewGen), private credit (Sagard Credit, Sagard Senior Lending), royalties (Sagard Healthcare) and real estate (EverWest).

Sagard is looking for a Senior Counsel to join its legal team, composed of 11 full-time employees, and support the company’s accelerated growth. On a daily basis, you will be primarily responsible for legal affairs for Diagram Ventures and will also play a key role in supporting Portage’s legal affairs. Your role will be varied and you will:

    • advise on the structuring of private funds and venture financing;
    • provide general support to the business and investment teams with ongoing commercial agreements and marketing material related to Sagard’s funds;
    • oversee ongoing governance, compliance and reporting matters of all Diagram entities;
    • etc.

As Sagard is regulated by both the Ontario Securities Commission and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, you will also be responsible for ensuring that the funds under your purview are compliant with applicable regulations.

Do you value being entrepreneurial and creative while being precise and detail-oriented? If you have a minimum of five years of relevant experience in venture capital transactions, M&A, investments, funds, private equity and/or deal structuring, that you earned at either a renowned law firm or company, please contact us. You must be a bilingual member of the Bar of a Canadian province to qualify. Ref. : #32511

This is an exclusive mandate for ZSA. Resumes sent to or contact made with Sagard Holdings will be redirected to ZSA for analysis.

Tagged as : Bilingual, In-House, Intermediate, Senior


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