A unique corporate culture

Ardian has a strong and distinctive culture. Everyone here understands that they play a significant part in our company's success and that we are, above all, a team. Our values as an investment company—excellence, loyalty and entrepreneurship—are fully reflected in our values as an employer. We want everyone who works at Ardian, from our newest hires to our senior leaders, to continue developing their skills and broadening their minds. That’s the Ardian way.

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  • +800

    Employees in 15 offices worldwide

  • 26%

    joined as interns

  • 70%

    are shareholders

A success story still being written

Ardian has grown steadily since the day it was founded in 1996. We manage or advise more than $120bn of assets across Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East on behalf of more than 1,200 clients. We have more than 800 people working in offices all over the world. We have come a long way already, and we are still writing our story.

Meaningful and impactful work

At Ardian, we help to build strong, resilient companies that will earn long-term returns for our investors and make a positive contribution to society. Our goal is to achieve excellent outcomes – both financial and non-financial – and to play our part in addressing society’s most pressing challenges. The principles of responsible investment are fundamental to the way we operate.

A warm welcome awaits you

At Ardian, you will be properly on-boarded. We run a series of programs for newcomers, including Ardian University and Ardian Startup Studio, which will help you develop your knowledge and build relationships throughout the company. We know that allowing new employees to assume responsibility early in their career helps them to become part of the team that builds our collective success.

Ready for the future

We are constantly looking to the future to ensure that we remain a leader in our sector. Our Millennial Executive Committee is just one example. This group of 15 people—from all parts of the company and all aged under 35—ensures that our younger employees have a voice in shaping the future of our company. Their role is to promote innovation and creative thinking, and to work with colleagues across Ardian to develop their proposals.

Working at Ardian

Ardian is always seeking curious, talented, well-rounded global citizens who are willing to work hard and assume responsibility and autonomy. We search for people who want to look to the future with us; people who want to build a company that will stand the test of time. When you join Ardian, you become part of one of the leading organizations in the private investment world – a stimulating workplace where your initiative is valued. Let’s connect today.

Talent Ardian Investment Teams

Investment Teams

We have an appetite for hard work and achievement, together with a strong awareness of our obligations to our stakeholders. Our mission is to generate sustainable, long-term returns for our clients, guided by our values of excellence, loyalty and an entrepreneurial spirit.

Talent Ardian Business Support Teams

Business Support Teams

We believe in doing business the right way above all else. We could not function efficiently or deliver quality service to our clients without exceptional support teams. At Ardian, everyone understands that our success is thanks to our depth of talent in every part of the company.

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Inclusion & Diversity

A powerful way to strengthen our collective intelligence.
We are conscious of our role in society and we want to deliver positive outcomes for all our stakeholders. We are also convinced that inclusive and diverse organizations are more creative, innovative and likely to outperform. For these reasons, inclusion and diversity are strategic objectives for Ardian and are fundamental to our talent.

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The Global Business Certification standard for gender equality

Committed to Workplace Gender Equality.
The EDGE Certification Seal recognizes and rewards an organization’s commitment to progress on, or success in workplace gender equality.

Thibault Basquin

Thibault Basquin, Head of Americas investments

“I joined Ardian in January 2001 as an intern in the Buyout team in Paris. Since then, I have been working with aspirational leaders and Ardian gave me the opportunity to progress quickly by being empowered very early. After 18 exceptional years in our Paris office, I was offered the opportunity to relocate in the US with my family in order to launch our US upper mid & large cap Buyout effort. This demonstrates Ardian’s ability to offer incredible opportunities to its employees as they grow.”

Frédérique Ihmof

Frédérique Ihmof, Corporate Development Director

“Two years after joining Ardian in Paris, I was offered the opportunity to relocate to London. It was a great opportunity as I was to manage one of the first Fund Finance team abroad. It was very rewarding to take part in the fantastic growth of the team, both in terms of headcount and variety of topics covered!”

Gregory Garvey

Gregory, Analyst

“I joined Ardian in June 2018 as an Analyst in the New York Fund of Funds team following a summer internship. Early on, Ardian and its community helped me develop both professionally and personally, providing opportunities to attend our technical training program, Ardian University in Paris, and access to a senior mentor in NY, among others. These experiences help me make greater contributions for Ardian, and I am excited to be part of of Ardian’s future growth and continued success.”

Alissa Duregger

Alissa Duregger, Senior Client Servicing Officer

“I joined Ardian in January 2016 as an intern in the Client Servicing team in London. It has been a demanding but rewarding experience. I am working with so many talented and genuine people across all Ardian offices, and truly appreciate the Ardian culture and positive work environment. Ardian also gave me the opportunity to become the first Client Servicing team member in our Frankfurt office and was very supportive in my personal development throughout several educational programs.”

Beyond just their talent and ability, we also recognize the values of our people. We believe they form a crucial part of the fabric of Ardian.

Jérémie Delecourt Member of the Executive Committee, Chief Operating Officer
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Ardian’s unique corporate culture

Jérémie Delecourt, COO at Ardian, a global private investment house, presents the company’s journey and its ambitions for the future.
“We want to act as a driver of positive change. Because our success as an investment house depends on one thing above all, the talent of our people”.
That’s the Ardian way!

Ardian's Story

From a single Buyout fund to a world leader

Our publications

Ardian Circle - Workshop #2

La communauté Ardian Circle s’est retrouvée pour une deuxième session autourde l’Inclusion et de la Diversité. Cet atelier sur le management inclusif a
réuni 17 participants de 12 sociétés dans lesquelles Ardian a investi.

2020 Activity Report

At Ardian, we invest all of ourselves in building companies that last.
Our goal is to build strong, resilient companies that will earn long-term returns for our investors and make a positive contribution to society.

Discover our 2020 Activity Report.

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 Inclusion & Diversity Charter

At Ardian, we want to have a positive impact on all our stakeholders and we are conscious of our societal role. This charter, which sets up concrete and measurable targets, is a commitment against all types of discrimination and an engagement to promote equal opportunities.