North America Direct Buyouts
A strong team focused on mid-market companies
A focus on mid-market businesses. The North American direct investment activity focuses on lower middle market and middle market companies in the industrial and related business services industries in North America, such as aerospace & defense, automotive/ transportation, building products, chemicals, distribution, diversified industrials, industrial services, manufacturing, packaging, plastics and specialty materials, where the team has extensive experience and relationships.
The team focuses its investment strategy on businesses that have strong, yet underappreciated business models and attractive financial characteristics, with addressable complexities, such as:
• Carve-outs/ divertitures
• Operational or growth transitional period
• Owner-operated businesses / generational planning
• Customer concentration
A reinforced multi-local presence with a long-term and disciplined investment philosophy. Ardian's expansion into North American direct investing activities continues the company multi-local approach to building and growing its activities in each region around the globe. It meets the demands of our clients, including those from Europe and Asia, who have an appetite for the lower middle market and gives them exposure to high quality investment opportunities. The North America Direct Buyouts team will also benefit of synergies from the strong roots of our European buyout teams.
Take advantage from a long standing relationship. Led by industry veteran Vincent Fandozzi, the team had a highly collaborative and close working relationship with Ardian as it managed certain assets within the Funds of Funds portfolio under Seven Mile Capital Partners (SMCP) over the past six years.
$10 - $50M EBITDA of potential target companies