Investment
Activities

Ardian offers to its clients a diversified choice of funds covering the full range of asset classes. Discover all its investment activities.

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Funds of funds

The world’s leading Funds of Funds platform

Over the past 20 years, Ardian has built a leading Funds of Funds platform accross the world with assets under management or advised of $37bn and a portfolio of more than 1,400 LP interests. The company has played a leading role in creating the Secondary Funds of Funds market and is one of the only players able to complete the largest and most complex transactions unaided.

us$27BN

raised since 2011

Mandates

A different private investment solution for every client

Ardian Mandates give each client, large or small, access to the exact combination of assets, market segments and regions that they want, through both Ardian and third-party funds. The product includes complete flexibility in every aspect, so that each client can set up their mandate to fit their own way of operating and their individual goals.

$2BN

of new mandate commitments in 2016

Direct Funds

Buy-and-build with global reach

Ardian’s Direct Funds invest through local teams based in France, Italy, Germany, Spain and the UK. The activity includes Mid Cap Buyout, Expansion and Growth funds that follow a buy-and-build strategy to help European companies expand internationally, and a Co-Investment team that partners with leading global GPs.

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Direct Investments (including build-ups)

Mid Cap Buyout

Proven strategies to accelerate global growth

Ardian’s Mid Cap Buyout team identifies European companies that have excellent management and strong positions in high-value niche markets. It partners with them to accelerate the business’ growth rate and to expand its international reach through a combination of organic growth and targeted acquisitions. The team comprises 36 local investment professionals based in Paris, Frankfurt, Milan, Madrid and London.

€200M to €1.5BN

valuation of targeted companies

North America Direct Buyouts

New partner for mid market industrial companies

North America Direct Buyouts is Ardian’s newest activity. Its launch in October 2016 marks a milestone in the company’s long-term plan to expand beyond Europe and create a bigger and more diverse presence in the US. The team’s will initially concentrate on lower mid-market industrial companies and business services providers that cater to industrial end-customers.

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Expansion

Partnership that accelerates international dimension and growth

Ardian Expansion invests in lower Mid Cap companies based in France, Italy and the German-speaking countries of Europe. Ardian helps the managements of these companies, which already export a significant share of their sales, to expand further and faster into other European markets and beyond, using a buy-and-build approach. The 18-strong multi-local team is based in Paris, Frankfurt and Milan.

€50M to €200M

valuation of targeted companies

Growth

Helping profitable growth companies realize their full potential

Ardian Growth partners with entrepreneurs running ambitious, profitable businesses and provides the financial support and outside expertise they need to seize growth opportunities in Europe and beyond. The team has particular expertise in digitally-enabled businesses and invests across Europe with a focus on France, Italy and Spain.

139

INVESTMENTS SINCE 1998

Co-Investment

Special access to top-tier transactions

Ardian co-invests alongside leading GPs in North American and European buyouts, providing its investors with diversified exposure to sectors, regions and deal sizes. In some cases, it also operates as a reference minority investor, taking equity stakes in large companies with boardroom representation.

€2.2BN

COMMITTED IN 2016

Infrastructure

A european leader in real assets

Ardian Infrastructure invests in essential infrastructures in the energy and transportation sectors, usually through long-term relationships with leading European industrial companies. The team, which is based in London, Madrid, Milan, Luxembourg and Paris, targets strong, sustainable income streams coupled with long-term capital growth.

€3BN

COMMITTED since 2014

Private Debt

Specialist direct lending to mid market companies

Ardian Private Debt provides flexible packages of debt finance for predominantly private equity-backed companies to fund both organic and acquisition-led growth and capital investment programs. The team, based in London, Paris.

€500M

Amount arranged every year since 2010 on average

Real Estate

Multi-local strategies for yield and capital growth

Ardian Real Estate is now deploying its first fund through local investment teams based in Frankfurt, Milan and Paris. The Real Estate activity focuses on office buildings valued at €100m-plus in a small number of key cities across the three main Eurozone economies. It ultimately aims to invest in France, Germany and Italy according to each market size and potential, and to unlock additional value by targeted improvements and active asset management.

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