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August 30, 2015 10:52 AM ET

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Company Overview of Ardian

Company Overview

Ardian, previously known as AXA Private Equity is an investment firm specializing in direct investments, fund of funds investments, and secondary indirect investments. The firm makes emerging growth, early, mid, late, and mature investments. It also seeks to provide bridge and PIPES financing. Within direct investments, the firm focuses on small and mid market enterprise capital, innovation and growth, private debt, direct funds including expansion, mid cap buyout, Ardian croissance, co-investment, and infrastructure financing, add-on acquisitions. For middle market enterprise capital investments the firm seeks to invest in mergers and acquisitions, sale of non-core businesses, refocusing of...

20 Place Vendôme

Paris,  75001


Founded in 1996


33 1 41 71 92 00


33 1 41 71 92 99

Key Executives for Ardian

Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, President, Chairman, Chairman of Management Board; Chairman of Executive Board, Member of the Executive Committee
Age: 62
Head of Mid Market Enterprise Capital and Mid Cap Buyout, Senior Managing Director, Member of the Board, and Member of the Executive Committee
Age: 49
Head of Venture; Managing Director, Head of Innovation and Growth, and Head of Ardian Growth
Age: 44
Managing Director, Head of Private Debt, and Member of Private Debt Strategic Committee
Age: 44
Head of Adrian, UK and Member of the Executive Board
Age: 44
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Ardian Key Developments

Ardian Seeks Acquisition

Ardian announced that it will focus on expanding the product portfolio through organic growth, building on the strength of existing and new customer relations and as well as through targeted strategic acquisitions. The company will also seek to realize its international growth potential by further expanding into new markets.

Ardian Presents at Super Return U.S.2015, Jun-16-2015 through Jun-18-2015

Ardian Presents at Super Return U.S.2015, Jun-16-2015 through Jun-18-2015. Venue: Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Presentation Date & Speakers: Jun-16-2015, Olivier Berment, Managing Director, Head of Private Debt, and Member of Private Debt Strategic Committee. Jun-17-2015, Benoît Verbrugghe, Managing Partner, Head of Adrian USA, Member of the Board, and Member of Executive Board.

Ascendi Group, SGPS, SA and Ardian Reach Agreement to Establish Partnership

Ascendi Group, SGPS, SA and Ardian reached an agreement to establish a partnership to develop part of the motorway network managed by Ascendi in Portugal. Ascendi and Ardian will own 50% each of a newly incorporated company which will own the stakes of ASCENDI (between 66% and 80%) in the following concessions: Auto-Estradas da Grande Lisboa; Auto-Estradas do Grande Porto; Auto-Estradas do Norte; Auto-Estradas da Costa de Prata; Auto-Estradas das Beiras Litoral e Alta. Ardian will invest 300 million euros in the partnership. The enforcement of the latter depends upon obtaining several authorizations from the grantor and financing entities.

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