Sage is the first institutional fund focused on Search Fund investing in Canada. Formed in 2019, Sage supports both traditional Searchers and non-traditional Searchers / Entrepreneurs in their quest to acquire and grow companies in the lower mid‑market.
We believe companies in the midst of succession planning in the lower mid-market provide great acquisition opportunities.
Investing in the next generation of Canadian entrepreneurs to acquire, manage and grow SME's while making out sized risk adjusted returns.
“Nearly 75% of small business entrepreneurs are planning to exit their businesses in the next 10 years.”
The concept was created at the Stanford Graduate School of Business as a method to give young, aspiring operators a direct path to owning and managing a company.
Sage invests in both traditional search funds and non-traditional self-funded searches.
Managing partners Glen Silvestri and Jon Piurko have local market knowledge that is invaluable to a searcher.
We believe that the search fund model is highly effective and cost‑efficient. It addresses the common concerns of retiring business owners
We have the track record, experience and passion to create value in this market sector.