Sagard opens first Mena office in Abu Dhabi

Canada-based alternative asset manager Sagard has opened an office in Abu Dhabi, its first in the Mena region.

The new office – based in Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) – will be led by Firas Mallah, managing director and head of the Middle East for Sagard.

Mallah has more than two decades of experience, the majority of which was spent in the Mena region, working with public and private markets.

He will be responsible for developing the firm’s investor base and various partnerships in the region.

Sagard CEO and chairman Paul Desmarais described the office opening as “an important milestone” in the firm’s global ambitions.

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