Backing digital entrepreneurs with scale-up funding

The Growth team targets profitable fast-growing companies in continental Europe that are benefiting from digital transformation and disrupting the traditional value chain in their sector. We leverage our large entrepreneur network and more than 20 years of experience to build leading digital enterprises with strategic value, typically committing €20m-€50m to each transaction alongside the founders in a trusting, committed partnership.

The team
Growth investments

  • 120+

    investments since 1998

  • 10

    investments realized in non-French companies

  • 25+

    portfolio companies

Harnessing the power of digital transformation

Ardian Growth specializes in opportunities where digitalization is transforming market sectors, powering new services and enabling innovative ways of delivering existing propositions. We harness digitalization for our own investment activities, using data analytics, business intelligence, financial and social media sources to identify high-growth opportunities and entrepreneurs.

Major players in the entrepreneurial community

We have unrivalled connections among the digital entrepreneur communities in continental Europe many of whom are investors in our funds. We also frequently link our portfolio company founders with senior players for advice and support.

A proud record of supporting international growth

Many of our portfolio companies have strong growth potential outside their home market and for some, particularly in software and business services, the expanding US market is a key target. We provide vital support and advice to help entrepreneurs scale up outside their domestic market: six founders of our portfolio companies have relocated to the US to lead their international growth.

H2 Pharma, France's leading pharmaceutical manufacturer for generic products

Discover how H2 Pharma developed Europe's most modern plant in the making of non-sterile liquid pharmaceutical specialties, with Henry Hassid, founder and Executive Manager of H2 Pharma and Emilie Letellier, Quality Manager at H2 Pharma.

The Team

Ardian Growth has a team of 14 investment professionals based in Paris. They invest across France, Italy, Spain, Germany and the Benelux countries, and organize numerous networking events for entrepreneurs.

Our mission is to support the entrepreneurs who are driving the digital transformation in their industry and building the major international companies of tomorrow.

Alexis Saada

Alexis Saada

Head of Growth & Senior Managing Director

Romain Chuidini

Romain Chiudini

Managing Director

Geoffroy de la Grandière

Geoffroy de la Grandière

Managing Director

Frédéric Quéru

Frédéric Quéru

Managing Director

Florian Dupont

Florian Dupont

Director

Pierre Schaeffer

Pierre Schaeffer

Director

Romain Grellier

Romain Grellier

Director - Data & Technology

Alexandra Da Silva

Alexandra Da Silva

Senior Investment Manager

Olivier Roy

Olivier Roy

Senior Investment Manager

Léa Chaplain

Léa Chaplain

Investment Manager

Solène Hamouda

Solène Hamouda

Investment Manager

Noa Amzallag

Noa Amzallag

Analyst

Sophie Meyer

Sophie Meyer

Analyst

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Meeting with our entrepreneurs

This year we have renewed with our tradition and remained faithful to our purpose which is to support entrepreneurs.
In a relaxed setting, our Growth team invited its network of entrepreneurs to share a friendly moment in Paris. Jérémie Delecourt, Member of the Executive Committee and COO, and Alexis Saada, Head of Growth, Ardian, were on-hand to kick-start the party and to greet everyone.

Here Romain Chiudini, Managing Director in the Growth team at Ardian and Michael Glover discuss their plans to capitalize on the worldwide potential...

  • Growth Growth stories

In June 2021, Ardian Growth became the first external investor in Translated. The company, founded by Isabelle Andrieu and Marco Trombetti in Rome in...

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Entrepreneurial Journeys Ardian podcast

"Entrepreneurial Journeys", a podcast from Ardian

  • Buyout, Expansion, Infrastructure, Real Estate, Growth, Ardian Growth stories

2020 is a year most will wish to forget. Covid-19 has provided few wins for anyone. Yet, while many businesses have struggled to operate under the...

  • Growth Market watch

In conversation with Ivalua

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Our latest publications

Ardian Corporate Brochure

Ardian is a world-leading private investment house that operates globally from a network of 19 offices and manages or advises $160 billion of assets on behalf of more than 1,560 clients globally.

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Ardian 2022 Integrated Report

This year for the first time we are publishing an Integrated Report, which brings together in a single document the separate Activity and Sustainability Reports that we have produced up to now. Our aim in doing this is to give a more comprehensive and coherent understanding of how Ardian creates value for all our stakeholders.

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2021 Activity Report

Ardian is a global investment house, specializing in three broad asset classes: Private Equity, Real Assets and Credit.

Read our 2021 Activity Report and discover how we are committing ourselves to responsible investment solutions.

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