Press release

Ardian private debts provides financing to support Macquarie's take-private of premier technical services group PLC (PTSG)

  • 02 August 2019

  • Private Debt

  • United-KIngdom, London

Ardian, a world-leading private investment house, today announces the arrangement of a Unitranche Debt Facility to support Macquarie Principal Finance’s (Macquarie) take-private acquisition of PTSG, a market leading and previously UK AIM-listed B2B provider of safety-critical specialist testing, inspection, compliance and installation services.

PTSG has established itself as one of the UK’s leading providers of specialist health and safety testing services, including fire safety, lightning protection, electrical testing, façade access and fall arrest equipment services to a broad range of blue chip customers. Headquartered in West Yorkshire, England, PTSG employs around 1,200 people across 31 sites, servicing more than 180,000 buildings in the UK, across a wide range of industries.
Mark Brenke, Managing Director and Head of Ardian Private Debt, said: “We are delighted to be backing Macquarie and Management in leading PTSG through its next phase of growth. Management have a demonstrable record of delivering both organic and M&A-driven growth and we are looking forward to being part of the journey going forward. Ardian Private Debt’s involvement in this take-private deal highlights our track record of supporting resilient businesses and underlines our capabilities in executing complex, time and information-sensitive transactions, where significant trust is required between principals.”


Ardian is a world-leading private investment house with assets of US$96bn managed or advised in Europe, the Americas and Asia. The company is majority-owned by its employees. It keeps entrepreneurship at its heart and focuses on delivering excellent investment performance to its global investor base.

Through its commitment to shared outcomes for all stakeholders, Ardian’s activities fuel individual, corporate and economic growth around the world.

Holding close its core values of excellence, loyalty and entrepreneurship, Ardian maintains a truly global network, with more than 610 employees working from fifteen offices across Europe (Frankfurt, Jersey, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Paris and Zurich), the Americas (New York, San Francisco and Santiago) and Asia (Beijing, Singapore, Tokyo and Seoul). It manages funds on behalf of around 970 clients through five pillars of investment expertise: Fund of Funds, Direct Funds, Infrastructure, Real Estate and Private Debt.


  • Ardian Private Debt

    • Mark Brenke, Raaj Rabheru, Saam Serajian-Esfahan

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