Investing in a Sustainable Québec Economy
SGF provides development capital in support of commercially viable businesses. The expertise of its team, its superior financial capacity, its access to government networks, and its long term vision are all advantages that make it a major partner of choice for leading businesses.
We focus on agrifood processing, distribution, and exports. We look at food biotechnology–derived products that can be promising raw materials for the probiotics, functional foods & nutraceuticals, and prepared foods industries. In addition to specific large scale projects, SGF promotes the kind of development and consolidation that gives companies a competitive edge in local and international markets.
Mines, Materials, Energy, Environment
The Mines, Materials, Energy, Environment Group was created by the fusion of two groups that always have been at the heart of SGF’s financing activities. This group represents the full range of SGF’s expertise in mining, metals, advanced materials, energy, environment and chemicals.
Fierce global competition and the strengthening Canadian dollar are bringing heavy pressure to bear on the forest products industry. Consolidation, modernization, and innovation are the keys to a number of expanding specialty markets, including structural and nonstructural wood components, engineered wood, printing paper, bathroom tissue, fine paper, and furniture manufacturing. We are involved in all stages of the forest product development chain, including sawmills; pulp, paper, and cardboard plants; and more. We also take part in projects involving the supply chain or product commercialization.
Technologies and Life Sciences
This sector boasts a wide range of Life Sciences and Health Care firms, particularly in the fields of medical equipment and disposables, specialty pharmaceuticals or generic products, nutraceutical products, contractual research and manufacturing and long-term care.
SGF’s role is to act as a catalyst in this booming industry, helping companies attain the critical mass they need to penetrate international markets.
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
ICT is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world as well as in Canada.
SGF is involved in all segments of ICT, and SGF's ICT team is also interested in acting as a leader to stimulate development in four promising areas.