A leading specialist in private equity co-investment

Ardian Co-Investment makes minority investments in buyout deals across Europe, the US and Asia alongside leading private equity sponsors. This gives our investors access to a carefully selected portfolio that is well diversified across regions, industries, company sizes and financial sponsors. Our unique strength in sourcing deals derives from the access to leading sponsors we gain through Ardian’s world-leading Fund of Funds platform.

The team
Our investments

  • 27

    investment professionals in 4 offices

  • $4bn

    of AUM

  • €10m to €200m

    invested in each transaction

We capitalize on Ardian’s global networks

Our unique positioning combines the strengths of Ardian’s Fund of Funds and Direct Funds platforms. Through the Fund of Funds team we gain privileged access to several hundred leading private equity firms. We also draw on the expertise of Ardian’s direct investment teams and many industrial contacts, which supports our due diligence and delivers value to our portfolio companies post-acquisition.

We combine attractive returns and low risk

We are highly selective, targeting sector-leading companies with strong management teams, and prioritizing fair valuations and safe financial structures. This allows us to generate attractive returns from a well-diversified portfolio of lower-mid to large-cap companies, well-balanced between Europe and the US with exposure to a wide range of sectors.

A 15-year track record of successful partnerships

Over the course of investing five funds we have built strong relationships with sponsors around the world. We are known as a reliable and active co-investment partner, able to conduct due diligence quickly and use our network of experts to make significant contributions to developing the companies we invest in.

The Team

Ardian Co-Investment has a team split between Paris, London and New York to address the European and North American markets. Asian opportunities are assessed with the support of Ardian’s teams across the region.

"Our Co-Investment strategy gives Ardian’s LPs diversified exposure to top-tier private equity deals worldwide.”

Alexandre Motte Head of Co-Investment & Managing Director
Benoît Verbrugghe

Benoît Verbrugghe

Member of the Executive Committee

Mark Benedetti

Mark Benedetti

Member of the Executive Committee and Co-Head of Ardian US

Vladimir Colas

Vladimir Colas

Member of the Executive Committee and Co-Head of Ardian US

Jan Philipp Schmitz

Jan Philipp Schmitz

Member of the Executive Committee, Head of Ardian Mandates, Head of Ardian Germany & Asia

Alexandre Motte

Alexandre Motte

Head of Co-Investment & Managing Director

 Kocsi Patrick

Patrick Kocsi

Head of US Co-Investment

Carole Barnay

Carole Barnay

Senior Managing Director

Ingmar Vallano

Ingmar Vallano

Senior Managing Director

Faruk Amin

Faruk Amin

Managing Director

Cyril Auger

Cyril Auger

Managing Director

Audrey Detavernier

Audrey Detavernier

Managing Director

Stéphane Guichard

Stéphane Guichard

Managing Director

Antoine Lencou-Barème

Antoine Lencou-Barème

Managing Director

Daryl Li

Daryl Li

Managing Director

Frédéric Collard

Frédéric Collard

Senior Advisor

Matthieu Labouche

Matthieu Labouche

Investment Manager

Jean-Clément Pierre

Jean-Clément Pierre

Investment Manager

Aaron Xiang

Aaron Xiang

Investment Manager

Jacobo Lacs

Jacobo Lacs

Analyst

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Grands Prix 2018

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.

We are a preferred co-investor in top-quality deals because we make decisions quickly and use our global network to add value during due diligence and the holding period.

Alexandre Motte Head of Co-Investment & Managing Director

To support our larger Fifth Co-investment fund, we have expanded our team, notably in New York, so that we can move faster and secure the most attractive North American deals.

Patrick Kocsi Head of US Co-Investments