Discover our Private Equity activities
Through our Private Equity activities we take direct ownership stakes in entrepreneurial companies on behalf of our clients, as well as using our Secondaries & Primaries platform to acquire interests in funds managed by other sponsors. We use our financial and operational expertise to help our portfolio companies accelerate their growth and expand their international footprint. Our goal is to improve the sustainability performance of every company we invest in, ensuring that it creates durable value for its customers, employees and shareholders and that it makes a positive contribution to society.
We have global scale in private equity investments
Ardian’s Private Equity expertise includes our Secondaries & Primaries platform, which is the biggest player in the global secondary market for stakes in private equity funds and a major provider of liquidity to institutional investors. This expertise also houses our Direct investment activities comprising Co-Investment, Buyout, Expansion, Growth and North America Fund. We are Europe’s leading private equity investor with local teams in Paris, London, Frankfurt, Milan and Madrid, and a growing presence in North America.
Sustainability is at the heart of our private equity investment approach
Ardian has been incorporating ESG into its investment strategies since 2008. We have a dedicated Sustainability team that supports the management of companies in our Direct portfolios, creating annual roadmaps for each business. We believe improving sustainability performance adds substantial value to our investments and we look for opportunities where our expertise can have the biggest impact. We also benchmark the sponsors in our Secondaries portfolio every year on a wide variety of sustainability KPIs.
127 portfolio companies
supported with an individualized sustainability roadmap, since 2009
of 37 portfolio companies have benefited from profit‑sharing at exit by Ardian since 2008, representing 1 to 6 months' salary
2021 Sustainability Report
Sustainability is fundamental to Ardian’s investment approach. We want to create companies that are ethically sound, socially engaged and financially resilient.
Read our 2021 Sustainability Report and discover how we are widening our ambitions and increasing our impact.
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Ardian Circle - Workshop #1
Ardian Circle is the community of executives and decision-makers from companies in which Ardian invests. Through these meetings, Ardian wishes to support the development of practices that proactively address social and environmental issues as well as transformation challenges that can create value for companies.
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