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  • Recipharm logo
    Co-Investment

    Recipharm

    Sweden

    Healthcare & life science
    Healthcare & life science

    Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Stockholm, Recipharm is the #2 largest European Contract Development & Manufacturing Organization and #5 globally. It serves 400 customers from 35 facilities in 10 countries, primarily Europe. As of 2020, Recipharm employed 7,900 people. Recipharm mainly focuses on products, which are in commercial phase, small molecules and finished drug products or advanced delivery systems.

  • Logo New Look Vision
    Co-Investment

    New Look Vision

    Canada

    Healthcare & life science
    Healthcare & life science

    Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Montreal, New Look Vision is a leading eye care product and service provider with 400 store locations across North America operating under 6 different brands. Its offering includes eye examinations, prescription and non-prescription eyeglasses, contact lenses, sunglasses and eyewear accessories.

  • Logo Waterlogic
    Co-Investment

    Waterlogic

    United-KIngdom

    Business services
    Business services

    Founded in 1992 in the UK, Waterlogic was one of the pioneer of the point-of-use water dispensing systems operating across more than 50 countries and with a best-in-class proprietary technology. It is now the clear #1 provider of purified drinking water dispensers for workplace, hospitals, schools, hotels and restaurants. The company has evolved over time from a manufacturer with a main revenue stream from units' sale to a vertically integrated service company with a full service rental business model.

  • Weld North
    Co-Investment

    Weld North

    USA

    Technology, Media and Telecom
    Technology, Media and Telecom

    Founded in 2010 and headquartered in New York, Weld North Education is the largest provider of digital curriculim solutions to K-12 grades students in the US, serving more than 7,000 school districts. Its offering includes 300 customizable online, standards-aligned courses and curriculum for first-time credit and credit recovery, programs designed for students who require extra assistance, digital-first academic material use to provide an organized sequence of instruction and instructional services.

  • La Centrale
    Co-Investment

    La Centrale

    France

    Technology, Media and Telecom
    Technology, Media and Telecom

    Founded in 1969, as a newspaper (today only digital), Groupe La Centrale is the French #2 car marketplace, behind Leboncoin. It constitutes a one-stop-shop for car dealers and prospective buyers through its portals for both used and new cars sales from car dealers, and the one for C2B used car sales to car dealers. Headquartered in Paris, it employs 200 people and 35 freelancers.

The Ardian team brought a deep sector knowledge, which I think allowed them not only to do a terrific job in that due diligence period, but also meant they could work very efficiently within our deal time frame.

Doug Brody KKR Capital Market

Ardian and Arsenal both want our investments to benefit society and by working together in this case we’ve reduced the time it takes to set up a clinical trial by many months, which means new drugs come to market as quickly and safely as possible.

Steve McLean Partner of Arsenal Capital

During the due diligence phase, we identified Ardian as a future shareholder capable of making a significant contribution to Emera's development. As soon as the transaction closed, we were able to define and launch value-creating initiatives with Naxicap and Ardian, particularly in terms of group structuring, external growth, digital transformation and real estate strategy, in France but also in Spain and other European countries.

Eric Baugas CEO of EMERA