Discover our Real Assets activities

Real Assets – physical infrastructure and real estate – are the essential enablers of all economic activity. We are long-term investors in Real Assets because they are the foundation on which our future prosperity rests. Achieving net zero carbon emissions over the coming decades will depend fundamentally on success in transforming our infrastructure and buildings so that they support the climate transition. We are committed to leading this effort.

We invest in real assets – the engines of economic growth

Ardian has owned and operated essential economic infrastructure for more than 15 years in Europe and the Americas, spanning the renewable energy, telecoms and transport sectors. Today, we are recognized globally for our industrial expertise in infrastructure, as well as our financial strength. Our Real Assets strategy also incorporates Real Estate, where we are a leading European player, transforming office buildings in major French, German, Italian and Spanish cities to create outstanding working environments with excellent ESG performance. Finally, through our Real Assets Debt activity, we provide senior loans to fund projects that aim to achieve material improvements in sustainability performance, particularly relating to the climate transition. 

  • $33bn AUM

Real assets are working towards a net-zero world

Ardian manages its Real Assets portfolios with the aim of ensuring that they contribute as strongly as possible to the climate transition. We invest directly in renewable energy generation, with substantial capacity in Europe and the Americas, and have committed to reduce the carbon footprint of our infrastructure and real estate assets in line with the targets set in the Paris Agreement. We are also leading investors in the infrastructure that will be required to scale the hydrogen economy over the coming decades. In all our real estate projects, we seek the highest environmental certifications on completion, and establish a multi-decade roadmap towards net zero emissions for every building.

  • 22%

    Consolidated carbon reduction targets in climate roadmaps (scopes 1, 2 and 3) for all infrastructure assets

  • 100%

    Of assets in the current real estate portfolio have a decarbonisation trajectory

Our expertise in Real Assets investments is a key strength for Ardian. There is growing appetite for the steady, long-term performance that these assets generate.

Dominique Senequier CEO & Founder of Ardian

At Ardian, we define ourselves as Architects of Lasting Change


2021 Activity Report

Ardian is a global investment house, specializing in three broad asset classes: Private Equity, Real Assets and Credit.

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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.

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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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The Fight for a Net-Zero Aviation - The Augmented Infrastructure Part III

Acting collectively will be essential and necessary if we need to reinvent air travel with more sustainability at a global scale.
Discover our study on how to decarbonize the air transport industry.

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Investing in Climate Action: The Case for Hydrogen

Ardian believes large-scale hydrogen investments must be secured to accelerate the energy transition. In this publication, experts from industry, finance, and government, explore the necessary next steps to unlock the potential of hydrogen as a critical component of the energy transition.

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