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.

  • $107bn

    AUM

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

  • 28,000+ employees

    of 37 portfolio companies have benefited from profit‑sharing at exit by Ardian since 2008, representing 1 to 6 months' salary

Ardian’s success is built on our ability to identify outstanding opportunities in both direct and fund investments and build the relationships that will enable us to realize their potential.

Dominique Senequier President of Ardian

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.

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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 Corporate Brochure 2022

Ardian is a world-leading private investment house that bases its success on building long-term relationships with clients, partners and management teams to create enduring financial value alongside positive environmental and social impact.

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Sustainable Buyout

Investing for the economy, society and the planet. Sustainable Buyout is a new Sustainability Measurement Methodology that quantifies the impact of a company and the true reach of its sustainability efforts.

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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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Ardian Circle - Workshop #2

The Ardian Circle community met for a second session on Inclusion and Diversity. This workshop on inclusive management brought together 17 participants from 12 companies in which Ardian has invested.

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Ardian Circle - Workshop #3

The Ardian Circle community met for a third session on Inclusion and Diversity. This workshop on disability in the workplace brought together 15 participants from 11 companies in which Ardian has invested in.

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Ardian Circle - Workshop #4

The Ardian Circle community met for a fourth session on Inclusion and Diversity. This workshop brought together 15 participants from 12 companies in which Ardian has invested. [French only]

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