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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

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.

Ardian And Antin Reportedly Eye Stake In Eurostar Group

Ardian and Antin Infrastructure Partners S.A.S. have emerged as potential bidders for 40% stake in Eurostar Group Limited, reported Sunday Times. The report added that Antin Infrastructure Partners and Ardian are contemplating bids for the slice of Eurostar Group. UBS has been appointed to sell the Eurostar stake, reportedly worth about £300 million, and is due to ask for expressions of interest.

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.

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