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Co-Investment

A prefered partner for large operations

« Co-investment allows diversified investments worldwide. »
Alexandre Motte
Head of Co-Investment
« Co-investment allows diversified investments worldwide. »

A high performing business model. Strategic partnerships between investment funds is often required when completing large buyout transactions. Ardian began its co-investment activity in 2005. Since then, the firm has invested in 94 companies, across a wide range of geographic locations and sectors. The Co-Investment team operates on a global scale, which allows them to capitalize on a sustained and high-quality deal flow. The team also operates a selective investment policy and only selects opportunities where a small number of co-investors are involved.

Two distinct strategies. Ardian’s Co-Investment team operates two distinct investment strategies that enable its investors to access a wide range of attractive investment opportunities in markets around the world, with a particular focus on the US, Europe and Asia.

• Co-Investments: The first of these strategies involves traditional co-investment activity, where Ardian invests alongside another investment fund without being involved in the governance of the company that general partners wish to syndicate. Typically, the team joins a small group of investors, committing between €20m and €70m to each transaction.

• Active minority investments: In Europe, Ardian participates as a minority investor in large transactions, in which Ardian plays an active role in structuring and then in the governance and development of the company. Ardian can invest in partnership with another private equity fund, but also alongside an entrepreneur, an industrial group or a family. Ardian can mobilize between 50M€ and 200M€ for this type of transactions.


Key figures

€2.3bn invested since 2005

48 portfolio companies

15 employees

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