SageOne Mid & Small Cap

Scheme Rating

IME Scheme Rating

4 of 5 stars

May be suitable for more aggressive investors: SageOne Mid & Small cap has a well defined investment strategy, and run by a team with a private equity background. However performance in recent years has been a bit subdued (even as longer-term performance remains strong), and performance volatility is a bit on the higher side. A 2 cr min investment may also prove to be a bottleneck for some investors. SageOne Mid & Small cap can be considered for investments by more aggressive investors.

IME Strategy Rating

5 of 5 stars

Concentrated Mid & Small-cap Strategy: SageOne Core Portfolio is a concentrated Mid & Small-cap strategy (~15-20 companies), that focuses on investing in the high-quality business with the potential for strong growth. This focus on high-quality high-growth companies, has been strongly folllowed over the years. The market cap focus is 3000 – 40,000 cr.

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IME View on SageOne Mid & Small Cap

Type: Mid & Smallcap | GARP | AUM (3355 cr) | Inc Date (22 Jan 2017)

Investment Philosophy

The aim is to invest in high-conviction growth businesses that have a sustainable competitive advantage and are run by clean and competent management at reasonable valuations. The focus is on investing in superior businesses, and SageOne will not invest in a weak business irrespective of how attractive the valuations may appear.

Investment Philosophy Built On

  • Superior Growth: minimum 20% compounded earnings growth at individual level and 25% at portfolio level
  • Market Share Gains: to contribute to incremental growth in earnings
  • Profitability: strong and profitable businesses with >20% ROEs to fund growth internally
  • Capital Allocation: incremental ROE higher than existing ROEs
  • Efficient Moat: most efficient players industries (leaders or expected leaders due to superior strategy and positioning)
  • Reasonable Valuation: SageOne will not invest in a weak business irrespective of how attractive the valuations may appear.


  • Prudent Stock Selection: driven by financial and business analysis, internal forensic model to eliminate questionable business practices and management, and portfolio construction to minimise non-systemic risk
  • Sectoral and Stock Limits: Maximum 25% exposure to a sector and maximum 20% exposure to any business group
  • Timely Rebalancing: Active calls on liquidity based on external risk factors (macro, market volatility and valuations)
  • Active Monitoring and Action: Strong network across industries for channel checks. Active entry/exit on changing business dynamics.

Trailing Performance

1yr 3yr 5yr Since Inception
SageOne Mid & Small Cap 75.4 22.1 27.3 20.9
S&P BSE 500 TRI 38.3 20 20 18.1
Alpha over Broad Mkt BM 37.1 2.1 7.3 2.8
Nifty Midcap 150 55.4 27.1 26.8
Alpha over Category BM 20 -5 0.5

Performance as of: 30-Jun-24 | Inception Date: 22-Jan-17

Fund Managers

Samit Vartak | 4-star rated FM

Founder & CIO | 26 yrs Experience | 13 yrs at current firm

Past Experience: Axis PE (VP), Ernst & Young (Associate Director)

Samit is the Founding Partner & CIO of SageOne. He has experience in Private Equity (at Axis PE Fund) and Corporate Strategy, Investment Banking and Business Valuations in the US (at E&Y and Deloitte).

Fee Structure

Fee StructureFee
Fixed Fee Structure2.5
Variable Fee Structures1.25% fixed + 12% above 10% hurdle
Exit Fees1yr(3%), 2yr(2%), 3yr(1%)


AMC: SageOne PMS (click link for detailed AMC review)

Small & Mid-cap Specialist AMC with a strong track: SageOne has a clear investment philosophy that focuses on investing in fast growth & high-quality businesses for the long run. Their CIO Samit Vartak has developed his investment credentials at SageOne, and with close to a decade's track record he may now be considered a seasoned investor. Supported by a strong research team and a strong philosophy, SageOne PMS is a good AMC for investors seeking mid & small-cap exposures.

AMC Rating

4 of 5 stars

AMC Pedigree

4 of 5 stars

AMC Size

4 of 5 stars

Team Pedigree

4 of 5 stars

Inv Philosophy

5 of 5 stars


4 of 5 stars

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