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The firm intends to raise €2bn by the end of the year, and said there are huge opportunities as banks continue to dispose of non-core assets.
The firm has garnered more than $100m to date for its second direct lending fund.
The fund will lend money to firms offering access to clean energy solutions for both households and business in emerging markets.
Overall fundraising took a tumble in 2019 but it was a strong year for vehicles targeting distressed debt.
Although private debt capital raising continued to decline last year, investors are far from abandoning the asset class.
The real estate debt fund manager has raised £500m by first close for its fourth senior property lending vehicle.
Sagard's healthcare royalty platform, launched last year, sees opportunity in the small and mid-sized end of the global market.
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Distressed debt became the most popular strategy as overall capital collection for the asset class fell to the lowest level for five years.
The move expands Aflac’s direct lending exposure significantly, as the insurer’s investment is larger than the entire current mid-market loan portfolio.
The credit manager will make 10-12 investments from the vehicle, the firm said.

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