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

  • $31bn

    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 Executive Vice-President
Mathias Burghardt

Mathias Burghardt

Executive Vice-President, Vice-Chairman of the Executive Committee, CEO of Ardian France and Head of Infrastructure

Laurent Fayollas

Laurent Fayollas

Member of the Executive Committee, Deputy Head of Infrastructure, 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

Benoît Gaillochet

Co-Head of Infrastructure Europe

Amir Sharifi

Amir Sharifi

Senior Managing Director & CIO Hy24

Simo Santavirta

Simo Santavirta

Head of Asset Management Infrastructure & Senior Managing Director

Daniel Graf Von Der Schulenburg

Daniel Von Der Schulenburg

Head of Infrastructure Germany, Benelux & Northern Europe & Senior Managing Director

Marion Calcine

Marion Calcine

Chief Investment Officer Infrastructure, Member of the Ardian France Executive Board & Senior Managing Director

Thierry Denoyel

Thierry Denoyel

Chief Operating Officer Infrastructure & Senior Managing Director

Joseba Echave

Joseba Echave

Head of Infrastructure Financing & Senior Managing Director

Rosario Mazza

Rosario Mazza

Head of Infrastructure Italy & Senior Managing Director

Obhof Michael

Michael OBHOF 

Senior Managing Director – Digital Infrastructure

Damien_Braud

Damien Braud

Head of NBS & Senior Managing Director

Alexis Ballif

Alexis Ballif

Managing Director Infrastructure - Transport

Gonzague Boutry

Gonzague Boutry

Managing Director – Digital Infrastructure

Raphaëlle Muhlmann-Eytan

Raphaëlle Muhlmann-Eytan

Managing Director – Business development

 Pauline Thomson

Pauline Thomson

Head of Data Science & Managing Director

Daniele Rizzolini

Daniele Rizzolini

Managing Director – Asset Management Infrastructure

Federico Gotti-Tedeschi

Federico Gotti-Tedeschi

Managing Director - Renewables

Benjamin Kennedy

Benjamin Kennedy

Managing Director - Renewables

Simone Tonon

Simone Tonon

Managing Director - Renewables

Pierre-François Dessard

Pierre-François Dessard

Managing Director - Energy

Emilio Andrade

Emilio Andrade

Managing Director

William Briggs

William Briggs

Managing Director

Olivier Hamot

Olivier Hamot

Managing Director

Leonarda Orani

Leonarda Orani

Managing Director

Federica Vasquez

Federica Vasquez

Managing Director

Sylvain Goetz

Sylvain Goetz

Director

Jérémy Haddak

Jérémy Haddak

Director

René Hauzeur

René Hauzeur

Director

 Alvaro Sanz

Alvaro Sanz

Director

Philippe Tallon

Philippe Tallon

Director

Boufath

Amor Boufath

Director Asset Management

Heming Yip

Heming Yip

Director Asset Management

Aurea Alvarez

Aurea Alvarez

Senior Investment Manager

 Edouard Bertagna

Edouard Bertagna

Senior Investment Manager

 Greta Chilelli

Greta Chilelli

Senior Investment Manager

Jean-Baptiste Declercq

Jean-Baptiste Declercq

Senior Investment Manager

Caterina D’Ippolito

Caterina D’Ippolito

Senior Investment Manager

Olivia Genereux

Olivia Genereux

Senior Investment Manager

Matthias Hϋbener

Matthias Hübener

Senior Investment Manager

Salvatore Oliva

Salvatore Oliva

Senior Investment Manager

Leonard Rasche

Leonard Rasche

Senior Investment Manager

 Kevin Rohde

Kevin Rohde

Senior Investment Manager

Simon Aldebert

Simon Aldebert

Investment Manager

Alice Ardiet

Alice Ardiet

Investment Manager

Charles-Adrien Calvet

Charles-Adrien Calvet

Investment Manager

Nicolas Dixneuf

Nicolas Dixneuf

Investment Manager

Kayla Guo

Kayla Guo

Investment Manager

Jonas Kroger

Jonas KRÖGER

Investment Manager

Pierre Lamour

Pierre Lamour

Investment Manager

Marco Monaco

Marco Monaco

Investment Manager

Alberto Prina

Alberto Prina

Investment Manager

Matthew Sullivan

Matthew Sullivan

Investment Manager

Catarina_Vila_Luz

Catarina Vila Luz

Investment Manager

Máximo Villarino

Máximo Villarino

Investment Manager

Skander Kamoun

Skander Kamoun

Senior Data Scientist

Geoffroy Palut

Geoffroy Palut

Senior Data Scientist

Guillaume Rigaud

Guillaume Rigaud

Senior Data Scientist

Alix Richet

Alix Richet

Analyst & Chief of Staff

Nicolò Loizzo

Nicolò Loizzo

Analyst

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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.

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Net zero in aviation is possible: Ardian AirCarbon is a software platform for airports to quickly and effectively quantify and act on aviation emissions.

Using data intelligence within tools such as AirCarbon, we intend to transform the way we support companies across all sectors and help them accelerate their transition to less carbon-intensive ways of operating.

Mathias Burghardt Executive Vice-President, Vice-Chairman of the Executive Committee, CEO of Ardian France and Head of Infrastructure

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Back in 2019, Ardian started developing Ardian Air Carbon, a pioneering solution to support airports in their sustainability strategy towards net-zero...

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The aviation industry is an important contributor to both global and local economies and plays a key role in connecting territories. As the urgency...

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Deal of the Year Award - Latin America

Private Equity International

In March 2024, Ardian has received the "Deal of the Year Award - Latin America" for the acquisition of MXT Holdings by the Infrastructure team, and was ranked 14 in their Top 100 infrastructure equity GPs list.

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Best Performance Over $1.5B: Real Assets

Private Equity Wire

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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Infrastructure Firm of the Year (ESG)

New Private Markets

In February 2024, Ardian has been named “Infrastructure Firm of the Year (ESG)” by New Private Markets.

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Infrastructure Award

AIFI Dematté Prize

In December 2023, Ardian has received the Infrastructure Award for its acquisition of HISI, at AIFI’s Dematté Prize ceremony.

Our latest publications

Ardian 2023 Integrated Report

This year’s Integrated Report was conceived in collaboration with Ardian’s Millennial Committee, the body composed of 18 members representing the company’s younger generation. The report draws on their insights, experience and enthusiasm in the presentation of strategic global topics for Ardian as well as key initiatives undertaken within the company.

Read the report

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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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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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.

Read the study

Ardian Air Carbon

To adopt a sustainable and realistic decarbonization approach, airports need to have accurate data on their direct and indirect emissions. To enable our portfolio assets to do this, Ardian has developed a tool called Ardian Air Carbon helping airport teams estimate and project efficiently, and in real-time, their Scope 3 carbon emissions.

Learn more

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.

Read the brief

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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Business enquiries

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