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  • Logo Zayo Group Holdings
    Co-Investment

    Zayo Group Holdings

    USA

    Technology, Media and Telecom
    Technology, Media and Telecom

    Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, Zayo is the #1 pure-play provider of metro, regional, and long-haul fiber infrastructure primarily in North America to telecom carriers and large enterprises with high data intensity and multiple locations. The company serves a diversified customer base of telecom carriers and medium-sized to large businesses from a wide range of sectors. Zayo has ~3,350 employees today.

  • Palex logo
    Co-Investment

    Palex

    Spain

    Healthcare & life science
    Healthcare & life science

    Founded in 1955, Palex is Spain’s largest independent distributor of medical devices to public and private hospitals. With a wide product portfolio of +100,000 references, Palex covers 20 different therapeutic areas thanks to partnerships with more than 500 OEMs mostly through exclusive contracts. Headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, Palex operates 4 warehouses across Spain and Portugal and has c.500 FTEs.

  • Logo Brand Industrial Services
    Co-Investment

    Brand Industrial Services

    USA

    Industrials
    Industrials

    Headquartered in Kennesaw, Georgia, Brand is a leading provider of specialized services including scaffolding, coating, insulation, forming and shoring to the global industrial, commercial and infrastructure markets. The company serves a broad and diversified customer base of ~32k+ customers and maintains long-term relationships with industry-leading customers across various end-markets. Brand has ~38k employees across 30 countries worldwide.

  • Action logo
    Co-Investment

    Action

    Netherlands

    Consumer goods and services
    Consumer goods and services

    Founded in 1993, Action is a leading non-food discount retailer with operations in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, France, Austria and Poland. It offers a wide assortment of frequently renewed unlabeled and A-brands products at the lowest prices across 14 categories. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Action employs c.45k FTEs.

  • Logo Emera Group
    Co-Investment

    Emera Group

    France

    Healthcare & life science
    Healthcare & life science

    Emera Group is a leading provider of residential retirement homes in France. Founded in 1987, the company has built a network of 68 residential retirement homes across Europe, with more than 6,000 beds. It has also pioneered independent retirement homes as part of its offer. In 2018, Emera’s turnover exceeded €230M, 20% of which was generated outside France – in Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Italy and Spain.

  • SAAL Digital
    Co-Investment

    Saal Digital

    Germany

    Consumer goods and services
    Consumer goods and services

    Saal Digital is a leading online platform for high-end photo products in Europe and was founded in 1986 by Reinhard Saal in Siegen, Germany. With more than 160 employees, the company develops and makes products such as photo books with special lay-flat bindings and wall prints on aluminum Dibond or under acrylic glass and distributes them in 24 countries.

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