We build high-quality industrial companies

Ardian’s North America Fund team specializes in lower middle market private equity transactions, acquiring industrial and business services companies across a range of sectors. We create value by taking on complex situations including family successions and carve-outs, strengthening management teams, improving operational performance and supporting buy-and-build strategies.

The team
North America Direct Buyouts Investments

  • $10 to 50m

    EBITDA of Potential Target Companies

  • 8

    employees

We target strong yet underappreciated companies

Ardian North America Fund targets high-quality industrial assets that have an addressable complexity coupled with attractive financial characteristics. Our team brings extensive expertise and resources, making us a highly desirable partner for middle-market companies, including owner-operated businesses.

We reinforce Ardian’s multi-local presence

Our launch of North American Fund in 2016 marked Ardian’s first step into direct investment activity outside Europe. The move represents a continuation of our multi-local approach, allowing us to meet the demand from our clients around the world to invest in high-quality investment opportunities among lower middle market US companies.

We create value from complex opportunities

We look to take on more complex situations, such as carve outs and disposals, investments in owner-operated businesses or companies that have concentrated relationships with their key customers. Our ability to manage and resolve these complexities enables us to create significant value for our stakeholders.

The Team

Ardian North America Fund has a team of 9 investment professionals based in New York, led by Vincent Fandozzi.

"The combination of our team’s expertise in the industrial sector and Ardian’s global scale provides a compelling proposition."

Vincent Fandozzi Head of Ardian North America Fund
Vincent Fandozzi

Vincent Fandozzi

Head of Ardian North America Fund

Kevin Kruse

Kevin Kruse

Managing Director

Derek Lim

Derek Lim

Director

Todd Welsch

Todd Welsch

Director

Mark Mackey

Mark Mackey

Senior Investment Manager

Jared Pinsky

Jared Pinsky

Senior Investment Manager

Derek Rush

Derek Rush

Investment Manager

Matthew Simon

Matthew Simon

Investment Manager

We’ve strengthened the management teams at our portfolio companies and we’re seeing an improving performance trend across the board.

Vincent Fandozzi Head of Ardian North America Fund

Business enquiries

Contact the Ardian North America Fund Team