Direct Funds

Buy-and-build with global reach

" We have proved that we can continue to source a very high percentage of primary and proprietary deals, which shows the quality of the Ardian network."
Dominique Gaillard
CEO of ARDIAN France
" We have proved that we can continue to source a very high percentage of primary and proprietary deals, which shows the quality of the Ardian network."

Ardian’s Direct Funds invest through local teams based in France, Italy, Germany, Spain, UK and North America. The activity includes Buyout, Expansion and Growth Funds that follow a buy-and-build strategy to help European companies expand internationally, and a Co-Investment team that partners with leading global GPs.

BUYOUT

EXPANSION

GROWTH

CO-INVESTMENT

Key figures

67 direct investments (including build-ups) in 2016

17 exits in 2016

c.$2BN invested in 2016