The flexible alternative to bank lending

Ardian Private Credit provides non-bank financing solutions to European mid-cap companies. We offer a full range of flexible funding solutions across the entire capital structure and work closely with private equity sponsors and business owners to understand the specific needs and growth plans of the companies involved. Frequently, our private credit fund will commit additional funding lines to support future acquisitions and growth opportunities.

The team

  • $8BN

    Managed or advised

  • 150+

    deals executed by Ardian since 2005 and 115 exits

  • 24+

    investment professionals

We adapt our approach to fit each deal

As sole or majority lender on the deals we finance, we tailor each facility to the borrower’s needs and their business profile – a major contrast to bank financings and syndicates, where loan terms are far more standardized. Our local teams work quickly, giving borrowers certainty of funding as well as the flexibility to pursue growth opportunities.

A choice of products to address a wider market

Since launching in 2005 as a mezzanine-focused investor, we have extended our product range to cover the entire capital structure. This allows us to address a wide range of borrowers and business cases and gives our investors a choice of risk/return profiles to suit their positioning.

We share the same DNA as our partners

Thanks to Ardian’s roots in private equity, the Ardian Private Credit team instinctively understands the priorities of the sponsors and companies we work with. We are therefore able to adapt our funding to suit their needs – the flexibility, agility, and strategic support that we bring to the table are key parts of our offer.

The Team

Ardian Private Credit has a multi-local investment team of 24, based in London, Paris, and Frankfurt.

"We focus on providing innovative financing solutions to exciting mid-market companies and acting as a true partner for growth."

Mark Brenke Member of the Executive Committee & Head of Private Credit
Mark-Brenke

Mark Brenke

Member of the Executive Committee & Head of Private Credit

Guillaume Chinardet

Guillaume Chinardet

Deputy Head of Private Credit & Senior Managing Director

Stuart Hawkins

Stuart Hawkins

Head of Private Credit UK & Managing Director

Grégory Pernot

Grégory Pernot

Co-Head of Private Credit France & Managing Director

Jean-David Ponsin

Jean-David Ponsin

Co-Head of Private Credit France & Managing Director

Lukas Stepanek

Lukas Stepanek

Head of Private Credit DACH & Managing Director

Matthew Kay

Matthew Kay

Managing Director

Joe Plank

Joe Plank

Director

Raaj Rabheru

Raaj Rabheru

Director

Thomas Seitz

Thomas Seitz

Director

Clément Chidiac

Clément Chidiac

Senior Investment Manager

Eric Hensen

Eric Hensen

Senior Investment Manager

Melchior Huet

Melchior Huet

Senior Investment Manager

Gabrielle Philip

Gabrielle Philip

Senior Investment Manager

William van Es

William van Es

Senior Investment Manager

Hadrien Barnier

Hadrien Barnier

Investor Relations Senior Associate

Giulia Marega

Giulia Marega

Analyst

Deployment of the fifth-generation fund is on schedule and planning has begun to raise its successor.

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Private Equity Magazine Grands Prix

Grands Prix - Private Equity Magazine

In June 2022, the Private Credit team was awarded the prize of best private debt lender in the “Large” category at the Private Equity Magazine “Grands Prix”.

Our latest publications

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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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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We are now strongly positioned among the largest and most experienced private debt providers in Europe with ample opportunity to expand in senior lending.

Mark Brenke Member of the Executive Committee & Head of Private Credit