We are one of the world-leading private investment houses. We generate superior returns and enduring value, responsibly, for all our stakeholders.

Ardian is a world-leading private investment house part-owned by its employees. We manage or advise $160bn across Europe, the Americas, Asia and Middle East, on behalf of governments, institutions, pension funds and high-net-worth investors. We are an entrepreneurial business, focused on supporting talented management teams to build sustainable, growing companies. We are committed to sharing our success as widely as possible – with investors, with employees in the companies we support and with society at large.  

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  • $164bn

    of assets under management or advised

  • 1,050+

    employees

  • 19

    offices worldwide

Excellence

We aim for excellence in everything we do. That is the bar we set ourselves. We invest with care and diligence to achieve superior returns. We recruit the most talented people and work with the strongest management teams and partners. We set ourselves standards of governance, conduct and transparency that are second to none. We aim always to provide service that goes beyond our investors’ expectations.

Loyalty

Our success depends on trusting, long-term relationships with all our stakeholders. Building strong, sustainable companies requires patience and effort, so we strive to earn the loyalty and support of our investors, who ultimately recognize our strong track record and exceptionally high standards of service. We are a principled and dependable business partner for our associates, and a responsible, supportive owner with strong, human values. Once we commit, we see our projects through.

Entrepreneurship

We prize entrepreneurship. Ardian invests in ambitious companies that possess the talent and determination to realize their potential. We help them build their businesses and find the balance of courage and caution that they need to grow sustainably. We also live by entrepreneurial values ourselves: more than 80% of our employees are shareholders in Ardian.

  • 19

    offices worldwide

  • 350+

    investments professionals

  • 1,050+

    Employees

Governance

Ardian is managed by an 6-strong General Management, chaired by our CEO and Founder, Dominique Senequier. The Supervisory Committee, chaired by Patrick Thomas, oversees the Group’s executive management and sets its strategic direction.

"We are accelerating the drive to realise our vision of Ardian as an investment company with sustainability and positivity at its heart."

Dominique Senequier CEO & Founder of Ardian
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Our commitment to investors

We are responsible for investing millions of people’s savings and managing the wealth of governments on behalf of their citizens. They all rely on us to help them achieve financial safety and security by investing carefully to create real, long-term value. We put transparency and personal engagement at the heart of our investor relations and strive to provide a world-class service.

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Our commitment to society

We believe that our activities must bring wider benefits to society beyond financial gains, and we therefore pay close attention to human outcomes. We see investing as a force for good because it enables us to have a positive impact in many areas. And we recognize that, with our scale, we have the ability as well as the responsibility to make a difference. By supporting the financial well-being of our investors. By encouraging our portfolio companies to improve their environmental and social impacts. And by sharing the value we create with all those who have contributed to our success, a practice we pioneered from 2008 onwards.

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From a single buyout fund to a global leader

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The name Ardian derives from ‘hardjan’, which comes from an ancient European language and means strength, durability and boldness. Building on this, our company’s founding values are Excellence, Loyalty and Entrepreneurship.

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Investor Relations

Ardian’s ethos is centered around customer service and transparency. We aim to provide a highly responsive, personal service to each investor which delivers investment solutions tailored to fit their needs. All investors are different and have their own priorities. We can listen carefully to their needs and work hard to deliver an excellent service, building close relationships and earning their loyalty.

We are a company that keeps its promises to clients and understands its wider responsibilities to society as a whole.

Dominique Senequier CEO & Founder of Ardian
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Best Performance Over $1.5B: Real Assets

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In February 2024, Ardian has received the "Best Performance Over $1.5B: Real Assets" award for its Ardian Infrastructure Fund V at the Private Equity Wire European Awards 2024.

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ESG - Environmental Social Governance & Investment and Asset Management

The Plan Real Estate Awards

In February 2024, Ardian won two awards at the The Plan Real Estate Awards ceremony for its Real Estate project Via Santa Margherita 11: ESG - Environmental Social Governance and Investment and Asset Management.

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Best Asset Managers

Korean Investors

In February 2024, Ardian has received a Best Asset Managers award by Korean Investors in the Best Client Service in Infrastructure (Large-Cap) category.

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Equity Fund Manager Award – Europe

IJ Investor Awards

In December 2023, Ardian has been named “Equity Fund Manager Award – Europe” at the IJ Investor Awards ceremony.

Risk

Ardian’s Risk Management activity is functionally and hierarchically independent from all other operating teams, including portfolio management, and reports directly to a member of Ardian’s Executive Committee.
Our Risk Management Framework seeks above all to protect Ardian and its stakeholders from avoidable harm by identifying risks and recommending appropriate responses that safeguard the integrity and viability of the business and are in line with our Risk Appetite Statement.

 

 

Ardian risk APPETITE statement

Compliance

Ardian’s Compliance team ensures that all laws and regulations that apply to our company in the many jurisdictions where we operate are rigorously observed. The team works closely with other departments to maintain the highest standards of integrity and professionalism by our employees. It is the job of Compliance to act as the guardian of our clients’ best interests and in doing so to protect Ardian’s own reputation and brand image. 

 

 

 

 

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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Data Intelligence for Clean Energy

The energy sector is undergoing an unprecedented transformation.
The study focuses on the role of innovative digital and data-driven solutions in the transformation of the electricity sector, acknowledging that this sector also sustains and hence impacts a great part of the economy.

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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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2021 Sustainability Report

Sustainability is fundamental to Ardian’s investment approach. We want to create companies that are ethically sound, socially engaged and financially resilient.

Read our 2021 Sustainability Report and discover how we are widening our ambitions and increasing our impact.

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