Ardian SA

Ardian SA

Ardian SA

Date Founded



20, place Vendôme,Paris, Ile-de-France 75001

Type of Company



Private Equity & Venture Capital
Investment Services & Portfolio Management

Company Description

Ardian is an active manager which focuses exclusively on investing in unlisted companies and managing assets on behalf of third parties, aiming to provide long-term returns.The firm invests in buyouts of profitable high-potential companies valued between EUR 100 million and EUR 2 billion, generally taking a controlling interest, aiming to increase their growth and earnings in new markets.Ardian seeks to take controlling interests in small-cap buyouts in France, Germany and Italy, partnering with the investee company to add value and boost growth. They provide expansion capital by investing via minority interests in mature, profitable companies.Their Venture Capital team raises funds and consults innovative high-potential companies in the high-tech life sciences sector, making minority interest investments of EUR 2-5 million after receiving approval from the investment committee.They co-invest in buyout transactions involving companies valued at over EUR 500 million. The investment team constructs a diversified portfolio by sector, country, volume and type of transaction, taking minority interests in major LBOs in Europe and the US.For fund of funds, the firm performs in-house research, including track record, organization, employees and a review of individual assets in the portfolios, aiming to optimize investment in the best North American, European and Asian private equity funds.Ardian makes direct mezzanine investment in Europe as lead, co-investment and minority investor, partnering with other mezzanine funds to promote co-investment deals and increase the regional diversification of their portfolios.Their infrastructure team makes long-term investments of up to EUR 150 million in the transport, energy, water distribution and waste treatment sectors in European companies whose activity generates stable, foreseeable cash-flows.

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Executives & Employees

Member of the Executive Committee, Head of Buyout

Member of the Executive Committee, Head of Infrastructure

Head of Fund of Funds & Private Debt

Head of Corporate & International Development

Co-Head of Ardian US

Co-Head of Ardian USA

Managing Director

Head of Ardian USA

Head of Ardian UK

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Recent Transactions
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Ardian SA, Dedalus SpA purchase Dxc Technology Co. /Healthcare Software Business from DXC Technology Co.

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Ardian SA, Kersia SAS purchase Holchem Laboratories Ltd. from Ecolab, Inc.

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Firmenich SA purchases Les Dérivés Résiniques et Terpéniques SAS from Ardian SA, Tikehau Capital Advisors SAS

Transaction Clients
Investment Advisor

Advised on PAI Partners SAS purchases Industrial Parts Holding SASU from Investcorp Holdings BSC

Transaction Advisors
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Advised onFirmenich SA purchases Les Dérivés Résiniques et Terpéniques SAS from Ardian SA, Tikehau Capital Advisors SAS

Legal Advisor

Advised onIndigo Park SA /Private Group purchases Indigo Park SA from Vinci S.A.

Legal Advisor

Advised onSymrise AG purchases Diana SAS from Ardian SA

Legal Advisor

Advised onAXA SA, Ardian SA purchase RIEMSER Pharma GmbH from TVM Capital GmbH, GE Capital Equity, Inc.

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Advised onAXA SA, Ardian SA purchase RIEMSER Pharma GmbH from TVM Capital GmbH, GE Capital Equity, Inc.

Chair, Corporate Department

Advised onEurazeo Capital, Mérieux Développement SASU, Novacap SASU /Private Group purchase Seqens SASU from Ardian SA

Advisors & Consultants
Legal Advisor

Partner at Akerman LLP

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Partner at Baker & McKenzie LLP

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Partner at Ropes & Gray LLP

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