Key Events

Discover the milestones that marked the year 2016 at Ardian.

  • January 2016

    Infrastructure fund hits €2.65bn

    We announced in January that our fourth-generation Infrastructure fund had attracted €2.65bn.

  • April 2016

    Secondary fund tops $14bn

    In April, ASF VII closed at $14bn.
    This record close came less than two years after we raised $10bn for ASF VI.

  • June 2016


    In June, Ardian Expansion Fund IV closed at €1bn, just two years after the previous generation had attracted €500m. This will be our first Expansion fund to target opportunities in Spain besides France, Germany and Italy.

  • September 2016

    Mid Cap Buyout ATTRACTS €4.5bn

    We closed Ardian LBO Fund VI after just four months at its €4bn hard cap and accepted a further €500m of co-investment. The new fund is 60% bigger than the previous generation.

  • October 2016

    Ardian adds US Direct operation

    In October, we announced the creation of our North America Direct Buyouts activity, led by Vincent Fandozzi. The team is based in New York and will focus initially on Mid Cap industrial companies with international growth potential, as well as companies in related business services sectors.