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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

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.

Ardian To Buy Over $2 Billion Stakes From Abu Dhabi

Ardian was in talks to buy PE fund stakes worth more than $2 billion from Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), according to two people with knowledge of the deal. Ardian has made a bid on portfolios that Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) is looking to sell. ADIA, which invests on behalf of the government of Abu Dhabi, hired Cogent Partners to advise on selling mostly buyout fund stakes, people familiar with the matter said in July. Ardian made a bid on the portfolio before ADIA could start a sales process, said the people, who asked not to be named because the information is private.

F2i To Reportedly Sell 49% In F2i Aeroporti

Fondo Italiano per le Infrastrutture (F2i) intends to sell 49% stake in F2i Aeroporti S.p.A. in order to raise €450 million- €500 million, Il Sole 24 Ore said. Some twenty potential buyers are said to be interested in buying a large minority stake in F2i Aeroporti, the newspaper said. IFM Investors is one of the most interested companies in studying a possible deal. Other potential investors include Ardian, Global Infrastructure Partners, and a number of UK and US funds, Il Sole said. Asian and Gulf investment funds, on the contrary, are not interested. Non-binding offers are expected in early September 2014.

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