Sarona invests in private companies in frontier and emerging markets, targeting top quartile returns along with positive social and environmental impact. We trace our roots back to 1953 when a group of business people formed a private investment company to invest in the Sarona Dairy in South America. That investment ultimately spawned an industry that served 70% of Paraguay’s dairy market. The Sarona Asset Management of today was spun out of its original home in 2010 and is based in Canada, Netherlands and USA.

Sarona is regulated by the US Securities Exchange Commission, the Ontario Securities Commission and the Australian Securities Investment Commission.

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Sarona invests in mid-market private companies focused on the rising middle class across emerging markets. We build diversified portfolios of private companies, investing directly in companies as well as in local private equity funds. We currently hold investments in some 300 private companies across Africa, Asia and Latin America. We seek local partners that can deliver high risk-adjusted returns while promoting positive social and environmental values. We partner only with those local managers who are able to demonstrate that they add real strategic and operational value to the companies they invest in. This is what drives us: building a diversified portfolio of funds and companies to deliver Growth that Matters.

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Industry Focus


Year Founded

1953 / 2010

Contact Info

55 Victoria Street North, Unit K
Kitchener, ON N2H 5B7


Key Personnel

Gerhard Pries, CEO & Managing Partner
Serge LeVert-Chiasson, MD Impact Investment Advisory, CCO
Menno Derks, MD Private Equity Fund Investments

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