press release

press release

Ardian surpasses $60 billion in assets under management

Announcement of 70% increase in AUM in under four years comes alongside publication of 2016 Activity Report

Paris, 5 July 2017 – Ardian, the independent private investment company, today announces a 70% increase in assets under management and/or advised in less than four years since independence, having reached a total of $62 billion.

The announcement comes alongside the publication of Ardian’s 2016 Annual Report, which showcases its developments across the past year, notably including the launch of its two newest activities: Real Estate, which carried out its first two transactions in Germany and Italy, and North America Direct Buyouts. These areas will play an essential role in the next phase of the company's growth.

In addition to its strong investment performance, last year also brought four major fundraising events:
- the fourth Infrastructure fund, ARDIAN Infrastructure IV, raised €2.65 billion;
- the seventh generation secondary platform, ASF VII, closed at $14 billion;
- the ARDIAN Expansion Fund IV, which reached €1 billion;
- ARDIAN LBO Fund VI reached €4.5 billion.

Ardian also launched Quest 2036, a significant internal programme which aims to explore Ardian’s strategic direction and identity for the next 20 years. The programme, which involves younger Ardian ‘ambassadors’, highlights its confidence and belief in the talent of its employees and the role they play. This group has examined how they think the company should develop and look to launch new initiatives.

A Digital Committee has also been established as Ardian looks to further the digital transformation within the group and its portfolio companies.

The activity report is available for download here:


Ardian, founded in 1996 and led by Dominique Senequier, is an independent private investment company with assets of US$62 billion managed or advised in Europe, North America and Asia. The company, which is majority-owned by its employees, keeps entrepreneurship at its heart and delivers investment performance to its global investors while fuelling growth in economies across the world. Ardian’s investment process embodies three values: excellence, loyalty and entrepreneurship.

Ardian maintains a truly global network, with more than 460 employees working through twelve offices in Beijing, Frankfurt, Jersey, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Singapore and Zurich. The company offers its 580 investors a diversified choice of funds covering the full range of asset classes, including Ardian Funds of Funds (primary, early secondary and secondary), Ardian Private Debt, Ardian North America Direct Buyout, Direct Funds (Ardian Mid Cap Buyout, Ardian Expansion, Ardian Growth, Ardian Co-Investment), Ardian Infrastructure, Ardian Real Estate and customized mandate solutions with Ardian Mandates.