Head of Ardian North America Direct Buyout
Ardian North America Fund’s team has committed to their first two investments, Revere Plastics and HDT Automotive Solutions. Ardian North America Fund is the first direct investment activity established as part of Ardian’s long-term expansion strategy in North America.
The eight-strong investment team, led by Vincent Fandozzi, targets cash-generative lower mid-market industrial companies with EBITDA of $10m-$50m, aiming to improve operational performance and build their international presence with the aid of Ardian’s global reach in buyout markets.
During 2018, the post-acquisition process of transformation and investment continued at both HDT and Revere, laying the foundations for the much stronger operational performance that is now coming through. The deal pipeline also grew significantly as the year progressed and the team entered 2019 in advanced discussions on three further transactions, signaling a pick-up in deployment of the fund this year.
“We now have much stronger deal flow while prices remain attractive for the high-quality industrial assets we target.”