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

  • $16bn

    of AUM

  • 45+

    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.

How does the investor play a role?

Listen to Mathias Burghardt, Head of Ardian Infrastructure at the Paris Infra Week 2019 conference "The Augmented Infrastructure: Digital for Climate?"

Our Scope

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

The team

Ardian Infrastructure has 40 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
Burghardt-Mathias

Mathias Burghardt

Member of the Executive Committee and Head of Ardian Infrastructure

Laurent Fayollas

Laurent Fayollas

Deputy Head of Infrastructure

Stefano Mion

Stefano Mion

Co-Head of Ardian infrastructure Americas

Mark Voccola

Mark Voccola

Co-Head of Ardian infrastructure Americas

Juan Angoitia

Juan Angoitia

Co-Head of Ardian Infrastructure Europe

Benoit Gaillochet

Benoit Gaillochet

Co-Head of Ardian Infrastructure Europe

Simo Santavirta

Simo Santavirta

Head of Asset Management - Infrastructure

Alexis Ballif

Alexis Ballif

Managing Director Infrastructure - Transport

Marion Calcine

Marion Calcine

Chief Investment Officer - Infrastructure

Thierry Denoyel

Thierry Denoyel

Chief Operating Officer - Infrastructure

Daniel Graf Von Der Schulenburg

Daniel Graf Von Der Schulenburg

Head of Ardian Infrastructure Germany & Northern Europe

Rosario Mazza

Rosario Mazza

Head of Ardian Infrastructure Italy

Amir Sharifi

Amir Sharifi

Managing Director Infrastructure - Energy Transition

Gonzague Boutry

Gonzague Boutry

Director Infrastructure - Telecom

Joseba Echave

Joseba Echave

Head of Infrastructure Financing

Emilio Andrade

Emilio Andrade

Director

Leonarda Orani

Leonarda Orani

Director

Raphaëlle Muhlmann-Eytan

Raphaëlle Muhlmann-Eytan

Director Asset Management

Pierre-François Dessard

Pierre-François Dessard

Senior Investment Manager

Sylvain Goetz

Sylvain Goetz

Senior Investment Manager

Federico Gotti-Tedeschi

Federico Gotti-Tedeschi

Senior Investment Manager

Olivier Hamot

Olivier Hamot

Senior Investment Manager

 Alvaro Sanz

Alvaro Sanz

Senior Investment Manager

Philippe Tallon

Philippe Tallon

Senior Investment Manager

 Pauline Thomson

Pauline Thomson

Senior Investment Manager

 Edouard Bertagna

Edouard Bertagna

Investment Manager

Olivia Genereux

Olivia Genereux

Investment Manager

René Hauzeur

René Hauzeur

Investment Manager

Matthias Hϋbener

Matthias Hübener

Investment Manager

 Kevin Rohde

Kevin Rohde

Investment Manager

 Hugo Bensai

Hugo Bensai

Analyst

Alberto Prina

Alberto Prina

Analyst

Louise Badarani

Louise Badarani

Analyst & Data Scientist

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air carbon

Discover Air Carbon: a project measuring the impact of an airport's activities in real time, undertaken by 3 students from HEC Paris, Polytechnique and Ecole 42.

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 Ardian Infrastructure
Infrastructure Awards 2019

Infrastructure

Ardian infrastructure received the awards of Equity Fundraising of the year Global and Europe at the Infrastructure Investor awards 2019.

Grands Prix 2019

Private Equity Magazine

The Ardian Infrastructure team was named Best Infrastructure Fund at Private Equity Magazine's Grands Prix.

Our latest publications

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.

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!

The Augmented Infrastructure

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

Our next events

3 Dec

Event-IPHE-2

IPHE POLICY FORUM

HYDROGEN: THE NEW GLOBAL COMMODITY?

- Is hydrogen the new oil and how to finance the transition?
- Europe Quo vadis?
- When and how will global trade take off?

  • Paris , France

5 Oct

Paris INFRAWEEK 2020

Paris INFRAWEEK 2020

Shaping the Post-Crisis Infrastructure World

A Hybrid Event dedicated to the entire global Infrastructure value chain.

  • Paris , France

Business enquiries

Contact the Infrastructure Team