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Ardian is a company specializing in private equity. Founded in 1996, it has become a world leader in this field.

In 2013, Ardian acquired independence from AXA Private Equity and became Europe's leading private equity firm, managing or advising $36 billion in assets. Since then, the company has continued to grow, entering new areas such as real estate and expanding its presence around the world, with offices in Madrid, San Francisco, Tokyo, Seoul and Santiago.

In 2020, Ardian's assets under management reached $110 billion, confirming their position among the leaders in the private equity sector.

The company also launched Private Wealth Solutions, a solution dedicated to private investors, and strengthened its commitment to sustainable development by joining the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment.


Ardian the center of attention in private equity 18/01/2024

  • Ardian was launched in 1996 with 25 million francs, backed by AXA, Crédit Mutuel and the Hermès group.
  • Today, Ardian manages $160 billion in assets from every continent.
  • Ardian was valued at around 6.8 billion euros at the time of its legal reorganization in 2022.
  • Global asset management giant BlackRock has announced that it will acquire Suez shareholder GIP, an infrastructure fund, for $12.5 billion (€11.5 billion).
  • European heavyweight CVC manages assets worth 188 billion euros.

Private equity: Ardian believes it is equipped to emerge from the crisis 12/12/2023

  • Ardian is more than 50% owned by its teams, Crédit Mutuel, Hermès and AXA.
  • Ardian ranks sixth worldwide in the investment sector, with 151 billion euros in assets under management.
  • Ardian has raised 45 billion euros over the past two years.
  • Ardian acquired the Dutch company Attero, a specialist in waste management and renewable electricity generation.
  • Ardian postponed its planned IPO due to market volatility.

Ardian invests 20 billion in C.I. funds. 26/06/2023

  • Ardian has raised over $20 billion for a secondary fund dedicated to buying back shares in private equity funds.
  • Ardian aims to raise a total of $25 billion for this fund.
  • Abu Dhabi's sovereign wealth fund (ADIA) has invested $6 billion in Ardian's fund.
  • Ardian also manages Mubadala Capital, the asset management arm of the Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund.

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