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  • 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