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April 27, 2015 8:13 AM ET

Capital Markets

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: 61
Head of Mid Market Enterprise Capital and Mid Cap Buyout, Senior Managing Director, Member of the Board, and Member of the Executive Committee
Age: 48
Head of Venture; Managing Director, Head of Innovation and Growth, and Head of Ardian Growth
Age: 43
Managing Director, Head of Private Debt, and Member of Private Debt Strategic Committee
Age: 43
Head of Adrian, UK and Member of the Executive Board
Age: 43
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Ardian Key Developments

Air France-KLM To Launch Servair Stake Sale Soon

Air France-KLM SA (ENXTPA:AF) will launch a sale of catering unit Servair soon, worth up to around $435 million and has mandated BNP Paribas to manage the deal, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. Air France-KLM plans to keep a stake in the business, with first bids due before Easter and likely buyers being PAI Partners, Ardian or Advent International SAS, one source said. Air France-KLM declined to comment. Advent, Ardian and PAI also declined to comment.

Ardian Presents at Infrastructure Investor Berlin Summit, Mar-10-2015 through Mar-11-2015

Ardian Presents at Infrastructure Investor Berlin Summit, Mar-10-2015 through Mar-11-2015. Venue: Hilton Hotel, Berlin, Germany. Presentation Date & Speakers: Mar-10-2015, Andrew Liau, Managing Director, Mathias Sebastian Burghardt, Head of Infrastructure, Senior Managing Director, Member of the Board.

Weener Plastik Reportedly On The Block

Lindsay Goldberg has put Weener Plastik AG up for sale. The sale could fetch around EU 400 million, two people familiar with the matter said. Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, Inc., Ardian, Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP and Bain Capital Private Equity have handed tentative bids for Weener, the sources said. They added the offers valued Weener Plastik at roughly 8 times its earnings. Silgan Holdings Inc. (NasdaqGS:SLGN), Berry Plastics Group, Inc. (NYSE:Berry), RPC Group Plc (LSE:RPC), ALPLA Werke Alwin Lehner GmbH & Co KG and Lawco have also shown interest, the sources said. Lindsay has appointed Macquarie to handle the sale. Reuters added that Macquarie and the private equity groups declined to comment.

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