The flexible alternative to bank lending

Ardian Private Debt 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 debt fund will commit additional funding lines to support future acquisitions and growth opportunities.

The team

  • $10BN

  • +150

    deals executed by Ardian since 2005 and 115 exits

  • 24+

    employees

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 Debt 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 Debt has a multi-local investment team of 22, 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 Head of Ardian Private Debt & Managing Director
Mark Brenke

Mark Brenke

Head of Ardian Private Debt & Managing Director

Guillaume Chinardet

Guillaume Chinardet

Private Debt Investment Committee Chairman & Senior Managing Director

Stuart Hawkins

Stuart Hawkins

Managing Director

Grégory Pernot

Grégory Pernot

Managing Director

Jean-David Ponsin

Jean-David Ponsin

Managing Director

Lukas Stepanek

Lukas Stepanek

Managing Director

Raaj Rabheru

Raaj Rabheru

Director

Thomas Seitz

Thomas Seitz

Director

Clément Chidiac

Clément Chidiac

Senior Investment Manager

Melchior Huet

Melchior Huet

Senior Investment Manager

Gabrielle Philip

Gabrielle Philip

Senior Investment Manager

Joe Plank

Joe Plank

Senior Investment Manager

Saam Serajian-Esfahan

Saam Serajian-Esfahan

Senior Investment Manager

Carsten Stegemann

Carsten Stegemann

Senior Investment Manager

William van Es

William van Es

Senior Investment Manager

Eric Hensen

Eric Hensen

Investment Manager

Giulia Marega

Giulia Marega

Analyst

Angus Robertson

Angus Robertson

Portfolio Manager

Our latest publications

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.

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 Head of Ardian Private Debt & Managing Director