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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

Head of Mid Market Enterprise Capital and Mid Cap Buyout
Age: 48
Head of Venture; Managing Director
Age: 43
Managing Director
Age: 43
Deputy General Manager
Age: 43
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Ardian Key Developments

Mondelez And DE Master Blenders Reportedly Mulls to Sell French Brands After Merger

D.E Master Blenders 1753 N.V. and Mondelez International, Inc. (NasdaqGS:MDLZ) have approached solicited potential bidders for Cafe Grand Mere and L'Or coffee brands, according to people familiar with the matter. Potential buyers include PAI Partners, Bain Capital Private Equity, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, Inc., Ardian and Cinven. Strategic bidders include Strauss Group Ltd. and Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group S.p.A., which are gearing up to raise capital for acquisitions via an initial public offering later this year. DE Master Blenders and Mondelez have hired Lazard to help with the asset sale. The composition of assets for sale may change based on guidance from European regulators and other stakeholders.

PSP Investments And Arcus Infrastructure Reportedly Nearing Deal To Acquire TDF

Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP) and Arcus Infrastructure Partners LLP are nearing a deal to buy the French operations of TDF S.A.S., in a deal worth approximately $3.55 billion, reported National Post's Financial Post & FP Investing citing several sources familiar with the matter. TPG Capital, L.P., Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP and Ardian have been seeking to sell the operations for nearly a year to repay $3.8 billion debt pile. One of the sources said, "PSP and Arcus have tabled a preliminary bid and are working to finalize their offer. The deal is now two to three weeks away." The sources added that Bpifrance Participations SA is expected to keep its 24% stake in TDF. Another source said that PSP and Arcus have yet to complete due diligence and financing of the deal. The source added that there was no certainty the deal will go through at this stage. PSP Investments and Arcus were not immediately available to comment to National Post's Financial Post & FP Investing.

Bogner Fashion Reportedly Hires Advisors For Sale

The family owned Willy Bogner GmbH & Co. KGaA has appointed The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) to find a buyer, Reuters reported citing sources familiar with the matter. Willy Bogner GmbH & Co. KGaA will be marketed to private equity groups including Permira Advisers Ltd., The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX), The Carlyle Group LP (NasdaqGS:CG), Ardian and 3i Group plc (LSE:III). Bogner Fashion, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. and potential bidders declined to comment. One of the sources said that Willy Bogner junior is hoping to fetch about €250 million from a sale of the company.

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