Assets under management
Operational excellence, not financial engineering
We believe the best way to create sustainable, long-term value for our investors is by working closely with talented and ambitious management teams and partners to steadily and continuously improve our portfolio companies’ performance and accelerate their growth. We are supportive, active shareholders who bring deep knowledge and experience to every investment we make.
A cautious, conservative attitude to risk
We take the responsibility of managing our investors’ funds seriously. We invest cautiously and selectively in areas we know well, having taken the time to understand the risks and build trust with our partners. We know excellent performance takes years to achieve and can be quickly lost.
Seeking positive impact with every investment
Ardian has been developing its approach to sustainability for more than a decade. We have pioneered ways of measuring Environmental, Social and Governance performance across the alternative asset classes, and we are committed to enhancing the positive impacts of our activities.
Bespoke portfolios unlock the private market opportunity.
A dedicated proposition for private clients.
Ardian Customized Solutions are tailor-made investment solutions that precisely reflect the client’s goals. As a trusted partner, Ardian builds bespoke portfolios and provides access to top-quality private market investments worldwide. Moreover, clients with a customized investment solution benefit from a premium service offering.Discover
Private Wealth Solutions
Private clients are an important and fast-growing group of investors that account for more than half of Ardian's LPs by number. The Private Wealth Solutions team and strategy will anable to address this growing opportunity, building strong relationships with distributors and designing nw dedicated solutions.Discover
Secondaries & Primaries
Ardian is the world leader in secondary private market transactions and a major primaries investor. Our secondary platform provides liquidity to the world’s largest institutional investors including pension funds, insurance companies and sovereign wealth funds. We have a unique ability to execute the largest and most complex secondary deals reliably and rapidly, thanks to our world-leading proprietary database.
Ardian Buyout acquires mid and large-cap companies in Europe and North America, helping their management teams execute M&A-led growth strategies to transform ambitious regional champions into global players. We invest in sectors that benefit from long-term growth themes, including the food value chain, healthcare, sustainable chemicals and international business services.
Our Expansion team invests in fast-growing lower mid-cap companies based in the major Eurozone economies. We are supportive, long-term shareholders dedicated to helping our management teams expand their international presence through targeted acquisitions and create sustainable value.
Ardian Co-Investment takes minority stakes in private equity transactions across Europe, North America and Asia. We invest alongside top-tier sponsors in companies ranging from small- to large-caps, led by first-class management teams. We support our investment partners with fast decision-making, our extensive network and long experience of developing businesses globally.
North America Fund
Ardian's North America Fund invests in lower middle-market industrial companies and business services providers. We target more complex situations, including family successions and carve-outs, where focused support and investment can unlock significant value.
Ardian is a world leading investor in essential infrastructures key to the populations and serving the local communities We believe that investment in infrastructure is the best way to support the economy as a whole, as well as individual companies. Our focus is Europe and the Americas, cementing our position among the top tier of infrastructure players and aiming to deliver long-term value through a disciplined industrial approach.
Ardian Real Estate acquires office properties in major cities in France, Germany, Italy and recently Spain. The team identifies well-located buildings where targeted refurbishment and hands-on management of the asset in partnership with tenants can unlock significant increases in capital value.
Real Assets Debt
Ardian Real Assets Debt provides senior loans for projects that involve repositioning and active management of assets in major French, German, Italian and Spanish cities. Its investment approach is therefore fully aligned with the core-plus/value add strategy that our Real Estate activity pursues, and supports projects that aim to achieve material improvements in sustainability performance, contributing to the rejuvenation of the real estate stock.
Ardian Private Credit is one of Europe’s leading providers of non-bank finance for mid-market companies, with one of the longest track records of consistent performance through the full economic cycle. We specialize in offering flexible facilities that frequently include additional committed capital to support future growth opportunities.
Ardian NAV Financing is a platform providing debt facilities backed by large portfolios of private equity and infrastructure funds. These transactions are typically sponsored by funds-of-funds players who acquire the portfolios on the secondary market.
Kersia Group's sustainability strategy
A detailed sustainability strategy that includes specific performance criteria allows easier access to green financing.
Sébastien Bossard, CEO of Kersia, a food safety company owned by Ardian, and Isabelle Demoment, CSR, Product Stewardship and Regulatory Director, share their insights.