We offer broad exposure to private markets

Ardian is a world-leading private investment house, managing or advising $140bn of assets on behalf of more than 1,370 clients globally. Our broad expertise, spanning Private Equity, Real Assets and Credit, enables us to offer a wide range of investment opportunities and respond flexibly to our clients’ differing needs. Alongside our range of direct funds, we build bespoke portfolios for institutional clients through Ardian Customized Solutions and offer a specialist service for private clients through Private Wealth Solutions.

We aim to help each client find the best way to achieve their investment objectives using private market assets. The breadth of our offering is a vital part of the solutions that we deliver spanning our own funds and Ardian's priviledged acces to priamary fundraisings by other leading sponsors globally. But our flexibility in seeking tailored solutions for clients is equally important. Whichever route investors choose, our approach remains the same: our local investment teams in each market form long-term partnerships with entrepreneurial managers and work together to build resilient, high-quality business that are fit to face the future.

  • US$140bn

    of assets managed or advised

  • 1,370

    Investors, with nearly 600 High Net Worth Individuals

  • 240+

    Companies currently invested in

$ 140 Bn

Assets under management

  • 2013

    36

  • 2014

    50

  • 2015

    55

  • 2016

    60

  • 2017

    67

  • 2018

    90

  • 2019

    96

  • 2020

    110

  • 2021

    120

  • 2022

    140

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.

Investment solutions

Bespoke portfolios unlock the private market opportunity.
A dedicated proposition for private clients.

  • Customized Solutions

    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.

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  • 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.

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Private Equity

$107bn

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    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.

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    Buyout

    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.

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    Expansion

    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.

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    Co-Investment

    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.

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    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.

Real Assets

$23bn

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    Infrastructure

    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.

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    Real Estate

    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.

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    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.

Credit

$10bn

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    Private Credit

    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.

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    NAV Financing

    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.

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Sustainability

We firmly believe that success in our industry involves more than just excellent financial returns. This is why we have been developing Ardian’s approach to responsible investment for more than 10 years.

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Ardian has published its Activity and Sustainability Reports for 2021, outlining key developments during the year and initiatives under way to prepare the company for its next phase of growth.

2021 Activity and Sustainability Reports

Ardian has published its Activity and Sustainability Reports for 2021, outlining key developments during the year and initiatives under way to prepare the company for its next phase of growth.