A success story still being written
Ardian has grown steadily since the day it was founded in 1996. We manage or advise more than $164bn of assets across Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East on behalf of more than 1,560 clients. We have more than 1050 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 18 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
France Invest “Grands Prix” for Female Talent
In October 2023, Ardian has won the “Grand Prix de la Société de Gestion” at the 4th edition of the France Invest “Grands Prix” for Female Talent.
The Drawdown Awards 2023
In May 2023, Maria Stasse and Flavie Jean, Co-Heads of Human Resources at Ardian, won the HR & Talent Professional of the Year award given by The Drawdown.
The Global Business Certification standard for gender equality
Ardian has been awarded the level 2 of the Economic Dividends for Gender Equality (EDGE), called EDGE Move. This certification measures and assesses company commitment to gender equality through an audit of our policy and practices and a survey completed by employees on perceptions of inclusion in the workplace.
Thibault Basquin, Deputy Head of Ardian Buyout
“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, 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, Analyst
“I joined Ardian in June 2018 as an Analyst in the New York Secondaries & Primaries 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.”
Haby Sacko, Finance Associate, Fund Finance Infrastructure
"I joined Ardian in 2020 as a Finance Analyst within the Fund Finance Infrastructure Team based in France right after graduating from a French Business School. A year and half after joining, I was promoted with the role of Finance Associate and received the opportunity to relocate in the US. I am truly appreciative of the positive work environment fostered by Ardian, which enabled me to thrive, and I am still excited with all the tremendous career opportunities the company can provide me with."
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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.
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Ardian 2022 Integrated Report
This year for the first time we are publishing an Integrated Report, which brings together in a single document the separate Activity and Sustainability Reports that we have produced up to now. Our aim in doing this is to give a more comprehensive and coherent understanding of how Ardian creates value for all our stakeholders.
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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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