Backing digital entrepreneurs with scale-up funding

Ardian Growth 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 €10m-€35m to each transaction alongside the founders in a trusting, committed partnership.

The team
Growth investments

  • +100

    investments since 1998

  • 6

    portfolio companies’ founders relocated to USA to lead growth

  • +30

    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.

Digital Entrepreuneurs' club

Listen to the testimonials of various tech entrepreneurs: CEGID, HR Path, Tech in France, Fitnessboutique,, BricoPrivé, LastMinute, Oscaro...

The Team

Ardian Growth has a team of 12 investment professionals based in Paris. They invest across France, Italy, Spain, Portugal and the Benelux countries, and organize numerous networking events for entrepreneurs.

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Our latest publications

2020 Activity Report

At Ardian, we invest all of ourselves in building companies that last.
Our goal is to build strong, resilient companies that will earn long-term returns for our investors and make a positive contribution to society.

Discover our 2020 Activity Report.

European companies now have great credibility in the US, especially in software, and their entrepreneurs are now aware that we can really help them scale up.

Laurent Foata Head of Ardian Growth & Managing Director

Business enquiries

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