Essential infrastructure: connecting today for tomorrow

Ardian Infrastructure is an international leader in essential infrastructures.
Innovation is key to increase the operational efficiency of the infrastructure itself, but it also enables to improve its environmental and societal impact. We are committed to reducing the environmental impact of our infrastructure investments in line with global climate change agreements. As part of our commitment, we are developing a major renewable energy portfolio and introducing energy efficiency policies in all portfolio companies.

The team
Infrastructure investments

  • $21bn

    of AUM

  • 55+

    investments since 2005

  • €1Bn+

    capacity of equity per deal

An international leader in infrastructure

We invest in essential infrastructure, working closely with an international network of industrial partners. We have completed a series of strategically important transactions in Europe and the Americas, becoming the second-largest owner of toll roads in the world, an airport operator serving more than 74m passengers a year, and a renewable energy producer with over 3.5GW of installed capacity.

Effective and inclusive stakeholder engagement

The assets we own are essential to the prosperity of communities and countries. High-quality transport networks, fast and stable telecommunications, reliable and sustainable sources of energy and health services are vital for economic and social development. We build trusting relationships with public and private stakeholders to support sustainable development that brings broad social benefits.

Anticipating the future of infrastructure: digital for climate

We lead our sector in researching the opportunities that digitalization creates in our asset class. The market is facing technological disruption as physical assets are combined with digital services to create new propositions. This changes both the way people access the essential infrastructure around them, and the means of value creation for investors and communities.

Towards a sustainable vision for infrastructure

In line with Ardian’s long-term commitment to invest responsibly and sustainably, our team is constantly exploring how to help improve the impact of infrastructure on the environment and reduce carbon emissions through technological innovation, energy efficiency, increased use of green power, etc. As part of this asset management work stream, we support all our management teams in undertaking measurable carbon reduction initiatives.

We are invested in the Energy Transition

With Hy24 and portfolio company Geosel we are invested in the energy transition!
Discover how Pierre-Etienne Franc and Laurent Fayollas are unlocking the future of global investment in the hydrogen economy to reach net zero by 2050.
And see how we're already making that transition with Geosel, an Ardian Infrastructure portfolio company, from oil to hydrogen storage in the beautiful land of Manosque, France.

Our Scope

We invest in infrastructure assets across the transport, energy, renewables and digital infrastructure sectors to create a well diversified portfolio of vital economic assets for the communities.

The team

Ardian Infrastructure has more than 60 investment professionals based in Paris, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan, Luxembourg, New York and Santiago de Chile. They operate as a single team on transactions across Europe and the Americas.

"Ardian is more than a financial investor in infrastructure. We have the scale and expertise of a leading industrial player, with a deep understanding of how digitalization and climate change are transforming our asset class."

Mathias Burghardt Head of Ardian Infrastructure and Member of the Executive Committee
Mathias Burghardt

Mathias Burghardt

Member of the Executive Committee and Head of Infrastructure at Ardian

Laurent Fayollas

Laurent Fayollas

Ardian Global Infrastructure Deputy Head, Hy24 President

Stefano Mion

Stefano Mion

Co-Head of Infrastructure Americas

Mark Voccola

Mark Voccola

Co-Head of Infrastructure Americas

Juan Angoitia

Juan Angoitia

Co-Head of Infrastructure Europe

Benoit Gaillochet

Benoit Gaillochet

Co-Head of Infrastructure Europe

Simo Santavirta

Simo Santavirta

Head of Asset Management - Infrastructure

Daniel Graf Von Der Schulenburg

Daniel Von Der Schulenburg

Head of Infrastructure Germany, Benelux & Northern Europe

Marion Calcine

Marion Calcine

Chief Investment Officer Infrastructure & Senior Managing Director

Thierry Denoyel

Thierry Denoyel

Chief Operating Officer Infrastructure & Senior Managing Director

Amir Sharifi

Amir Sharifi

Senior Managing Director Infrastructure - Energy Transition

Joseba Echave

Joseba Echave

Head of Infrastructure Financing & Senior Managing Director

Rosario Mazza

Rosario Mazza

Senior Managing Director

Obhof Michael

Michael OBHOF 

Senior Managing Director

Alexis Ballif

Alexis Ballif

Managing Director Infrastructure - Transport

Gonzague Boutry

Gonzague Boutry

Managing Director

William Briggs

William Briggs

Managing Director

Raphaëlle Muhlmann-Eytan

Raphaëlle Muhlmann-Eytan

Managing Director

Leonarda Orani

Leonarda Orani

Managing Director

Daniele Rizzolini

Daniele Rizzolini

Managing Director

Federica Vasquez

Federica Vasquez

Managing Director

Benjamin Kennedy

Benjamin Kennedy

Managing Director - Renewables

Simone Tonon

Simone Tonon

Managing Director - Renewables

Emilio Andrade

Emilio Andrade

Director

Sylvain Goetz

Sylvain Goetz

Director

Jérémy Haddak

Jérémy Haddak

Director

Olivier Hamot

Olivier Hamot

Director

 Alvaro Sanz

Alvaro Sanz

Director

Philippe Tallon

Philippe Tallon

Director

 Pauline Thomson

Pauline Thomson

Director & Head of Digital Innovation

Boufath

Amor Boufath

Director Asset Management

Heming Yip

Heming Yip

Director Asset Management

 Edouard Bertagna

Edouard Bertagna

Senior Investment Manager

Jean-Baptiste Declercq

Jean-Baptiste Declercq

Senior Investment Manager

Olivia Genereux

Olivia Genereux

Senior Investment Manager

René Hauzeur

René Hauzeur

Senior Investment Manager

Matthias Hϋbener

Matthias Hübener

Senior Investment Manager

Leonard Rasche

Leonard Rasche

Senior Investment Manager

 Kevin Rohde

Kevin Rohde

Senior Investment Manager

Aurea Alvarez

Aurea Alvarez

Investment Manager

Alice Ardiet

Alice Ardiet

Investment Manager

 Greta Chilelli

Greta Chilelli

Investment Manager

Marco Monaco

Marco Monaco

Investment Manager

Alberto Prina

Alberto Prina

Investment Manager

Matthew Sullivan

Matthew Sullivan

Investment Manager

Kayla Guo

Kayla Guo

Analyst

Boris Nguyen

Boris Nguyen

Analyst

Alix Richet

Alix Richet

Analyst

Skander Kamoun

Skander Kamoun

Senior Data Scientist

Geoffroy Palut

Geoffroy Palut

Senior Data Scientist

Guillaume Rigaud

Guillaume Rigaud

Analyst & Data Scientist

Hy24 Logo

Hy24 is the world’s first true clean hydrogen infrastructure investment platform.

Hy24 is a joint venture between Ardian, Europe’s largest private investment house with managed assets of c. $140 billion, and FiveT Hydrogen, a new investment manager specialized purely on clean hydrogen investments. We combine Ardian’s premier infrastructure fund management record with FiveT’s unparalleled hydrogen expertise and network. We will scale up the global hydrogen economy through first-mover investment opportunities perfectly aligned with the universal ESG agenda.

Check out our investment map

Using data analysis tools such as Air Carbon, we intend to transform the way we analyze the companies across all sectors and help them accelerate their transition to less carbon-intensive ways of operating.”

Mathias Burghardt Member of the Executive Committee and Head of Infrastructure at Ardian
Entrepreneurial Journeys, a podcast by Ardian

Towards a carbon neutral future. A transformational investment opportunity with Nevel

  • Infrastructure Growth stories

The Fight for a Net-Zero Aviation conference

REPLAY | The Fight for a Net-Zero Aviation, The Augmented Infrastructure Part III - November 9, 2022

  • Infrastructure, Sustainability Vision Studies Responsible finance

Header study the fight for a net-zero aviation

The Fight for a Net-Zero Aviation - The Augmented Infrastructure Part III

  • Infrastructure, Sustainability Studies Industry Responsible finance Vision

Ardian Infrastructure - The case for hydrogen - Virtual Summit - June 2021

Investing In Climate Action: The Case For Hydrogen

  • Infrastructure, Sustainability Industry Responsible finance

Two transport workers on a construction site with helmet and safety jacket

Why Health and Safety is a question of culture

  • Infrastructure, Sustainability Industry Responsible finance

Focus-Mila-RA

FOCUS ON MÍLA - Ardian partners with Iceland’s national telecoms network

  • Infrastructure Growth stories

At Ardian, we are invested in the future

Invested in the future

  • Sustainability, Buyout, Expansion, Infrastructure, Investor Relations Responsible finance

At Ardian, we are invested in the energy transition

Invested in the Energy Transition

  • Sustainability, Infrastructure, Investor Relations Responsible finance

Ardian, Transport Working Group, bird on a railway in the midst of nature

Biodiversity: the next big challenge for transport companies

  • Infrastructure, Sustainability Industry Responsible finance

sky view of the Arc de Triomphe roundabout

Wintics Cityvision: artificial intelligence at the heart of future mobility

  • Infrastructure Industry In the Eye of Vision Responsible finance

Video Ardian - EnelX Maple Leaf Canada - Philip Martin

Ardian and ENEL X, a successful partnership in the battery energy storage market

  • Infrastructure Industry

Hill Top Energy Center, Pennsylvania, USA - Graham Akrill, Operating partner - infrastructure

A state-of-the-art gas-turbine power plant

  • Infrastructure Industry

2022 ESG Infrastructure Equity Investor

2022 ESG Infrastructure Equity Investor - IJ Global

In October 2022; Ardian has been awarded “2022 ESG Infrastructure Equity Investor” at the IJGlobal ESG Awards.

Infrastructure Investor Award 2021

Sustainable Investor of the Year, Global - Infrastructure Investor

In March 2022, Ardian Infrastructure won the award of Sustainable Investor of the Year, Global, by Infrastructure Investor.

Innovator Investor of the Year, Global - Infrastructure Investor

Innovator Investor of the Year, Global - Infrastructure Investor

In March 2022, Ardian Infrastructure won the award of Innovator Investor of the Year, Global, by Infrastructure Investor.

Energy Investor of the Year, Europe Infrastructure Investor

Energy Investor of the Year, Europe - Infrastructure Investor

In March 2022, Ardian Infrastructure won the award of Energy Investor of the Year, Europe, by Infrastructure Investor.

Our latest publications

Ardian Corporate Brochure

Ardian is a world-leading private investment house that bases its success on building long-term relationships with clients, partners and management teams to create enduring financial value alongside positive environmental and social impact.

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The Fight for a Net-Zero Aviation - The Augmented Infrastructure Part III

Acting collectively will be essential and necessary if we need to reinvent air travel with more sustainability at a global scale.
Discover our study on how to decarbonize the air transport industry.

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EXECUTIVE BRIEF - 5th Annual One Planet Sovereign Wealth Funds Summit

OPSWF members signal readiness to step up global efforts to finance and accelerate the mass scale-up of clean hydrogen solutions both in terms of new investments and transition assets.

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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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Investing in Climate Action: The Case for Hydrogen

Ardian believes large-scale hydrogen investments must be secured to accelerate the energy transition. In this publication, experts from industry, finance, and government, explore the necessary next steps to unlock the potential of hydrogen as a critical component of the energy transition.

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Corporate Document | Ardian Infrastructure

FIFTEEN YEARS AT THE HEART OF INFRASTRUCTURE.
Infrastructure has become a critical asset class for investors seeking consistent long-term returns. Essential infrastructure investments offer protection from infl ation and ensure that balance sheet liabilities, such as life insurance and pension payments, are covered.

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The Augmented Infrastructure: digital for climate?

At the third edition of Paris Infraweek, Ardian held a conference focusing on the impact of digital technology on worldwide CO2 emissions. On this occasion, Ardian Infrastructure and Fabernovel released the follow-up of the "The Augmented Infrastructure" study on the issue of “digital for climate”. Read the new Study!

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The Augmented Infrastructure

Discover the study we have conducted: The Augmented Infrastructure - new value creation levers for infrastructure in the connectivity era.

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