A multilocal network of investment professionals
We have local teams in each of our key markets across Europe and more recently in New York, with strong networks of relationships among companies, their owners and advisors. Coupled with our reputation as a supportive, growth-focused shareholder, this unmatched sourcing capacity enables us to generate a large number of primary, proprietary deals, notably family buyouts and carve-outs.
Focus on niche markets with high growth potential
Ardian Buyout targets specialist, high-growth market segments that offer the opportunity to achieve global scale through M&A-led consolidation. We invest in sectors that benefit from a range of long-term growth themes including demand for natural products, innovative consumer experiences, health and safety, compliance and process efficiency, and digitalization.
A leader in sustainability and positive impact
Ardian Buyout carried out its first ESG portfolio review in 2009 and since then we have made ESG measurement and benchmarking a central part of our investment process and a key area of focus during our ownership. We report regularly to our investors on ESG performance and assess our companies’ impact using the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. More recently Ardian Buyout has developed a sustainable measurement methodology and this tool marks an important milestone that provides new possibilities for us to scale our impact and act as a driver of positive change for society and the planet.
Ardian Buyout comprises 50 investment professionals based in Paris, Frankfurt, Milan, Madrid, London, Luxembourg and New York.
"We continue to reinforce our team and promote talented young professionnals. Today half our Managing Directors are under 40, and the proportion in that age bracket will increase."
Private Equity International Awards 2019
Ardian was named Company of the Year in France at the Private Equity International Awards 2019.
Private Equity International Awards 2018
Ardian was named Company of the Year in France at the Private Equity International Awards 2018.
Private Equity Exchange Awards 2018
Ardian received 2 Special Distinction Awards for the Best French Mid and Upper-Mid Market LBO Fund and for the Best LP, Global Strategy with Private Equity Allocation over $10bn and 6 awards at the Private Equity Exchange & Awards organized by Leaders League.
Private Equity Magazine
Ardian's Buyout and Co-Investment teams were named Large Cap Fund of the Year at Private Equity Magazine's Grands Prix.