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Our journey

Over more than 20 years, our company has moved beyond its roots in France, first across Europe and then into Asia and the Americas. Wherever we go, we connect local knowledge and contacts to our powerful international network.

“At moments like these, our responsibilities are clearer than ever.”

DOMINIQUE SENEQUIER
President of Ardian
A world-leading private investment house
Ardian is a world-leading private investment house. We are an employee-controlled company – global in outlook but with our roots in Europe – managing and advising more than $100 billion of assets on behalf of government agencies, pension funds, insurance companies and private clients. We specialize in five areas of activity: Fund of Funds, Direct Funds, Infrastructure, Private Debt and Real Estate. Our mission is to generate sustainable, long-term returns for our clients alongside positive social impact that benefits all our stakeholders and society at large.
$ 100 Bn
of assets managed or advised
(as of December 31, 2019)

“We are investing heavily in our technology and focusing relentlessly on attracting and retaining talented people.”

Executive committee
1,060
investors
(as of December 31, 2019)

Highlights
of 2019

March 2019
INFRASTRUCTURE FUND V CLOSES AT RECORD €6.1 BILLION
Ardian Infrastructure more than doubled the size of its previous vehicle, closing Europe’s biggest-ever fund in just six months. Some 125 investors subscribed, 30% of whom were new to Ardian.
June 2019
ARDIAN RECEIVES AN AWARD AT 2019 ESG BEST PRACTICES HONORS
We were honored in the “Multi-strategy Investment Platform” category at the 6th edition of the “2019 ESG Best Practices Honors” organized by Swen Capital Partners. The judging panel included representatives of the OECD and UN PRI.
April 2019
opening ceremony for new tokyo office
Jan Philipp Schmitz, Head of Asia, welcomed around 100 local LPs, General Partners (GPs) and contacts, and confirmed Ardian’s intention to expand its activities in Japan and build new relationships.
September 2019
FIFTH-GENERATION CO-INVESTMENT FUND ATTRACTS $2.5 BILLION
Co-Investment Fund V closed at a record size, more than doubling the sum raised for Fund IV. It attracted 190 LPs from Europe, the US and Asia, tripling the LP base.
January 2020
PRIVATE DEBT FUND IV CLOSES ABOVE FUNDRAISING TARGET
Ardian Private Debt closed its fourth-generation fund at €3 billion, above the original €2.5 billion target. The fund has a broader mandate than its predecessor, including stretched senior debt.
November 2019
ARDIAN JOINS THE INVESTOR LEADERSHIP NETWORK
The Investor Leadership Network brings together 14 major institutions and asset managers from Europe and North America to address issues of sustainability and long-term growth. We are contributing to the ILN’s diversity work stream.
December 2019
FUND OF FUNDS SECONDARY TRANSACTION OF THE YEAR
Ardian Fund of Funds closed the largest ever secondary transaction, a landmark deal in which Ardian acquired a $5 billion portfolio from a financial institution.

“Ardian is a strong company, thanks to its governance and the talented people whom it can call upon.”

patrick thomas
Chairman of the Supervisory Committee
$ 16 Bn
raised in 2019
(figures as of December 31, 2019)
Ardian empowers individuals to collectively create sustainable value for all stakeholders
This is our company’s vision for sustainability – Ardian’s role as a catalyst for change; the importance of each individual’s actions and the power of collaboration; and the need to ensure the value we create together benefits all stakeholders.
A
collective
vision
of
solidarity
2019 Activity Report