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ardian.com

Investments

107

Portfolio Exits

69

Funds

28

Partners & Customers

10

Service Providers

3

About Ardian

Ardian is an independent private equity investment company. The company was founded in 1996 and is based in Paris, France.

Headquarters Location

20 Place Vendome

Paris, 75001,

France

+33 1 41 71 92 00

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Ardian extends global footprint with office in the United Arab Emirates

Feb 1, 2023

Ardian’s new office based at Abu Dhabi Global Market on Al Maryah Island reinforces its long-term commitment to providing a gateway between Europe and the UAE – and provides a stepping-stone into the wider region. United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi – WEBWIRE – Wednesday, February 1, 2023 Ardian, a world-leading private investment house, has announced that it is opening an office in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. This extension signals Ardian’s strong commitment to the region and strengthens its crucial role as a gateway for investment between Europe and the UAE. The inauguration was attended by his Excellency the French Minister of the Economy and Finance, Bruno Le Maire, his Excellency Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, MD and Group CEO of Mubadala Investment Company, and Hamad Al Dhaheri, Global Head of Private Equity of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. Ardian’s team in Abu Dhabi will serve its large base of local and regional investors and support its growing range of portfolio companies expanding into the region. The new opening aligns with Ardian’s ambition to provide clients with a tailored and local presence, in response to increasing investor demand. Ardian will work closely together with its LPs to share knowledge and strengthen relationships, developing globally diversified portfolios of the best that private investments have to offer. The local team, under the supervision of François-Aïssa Touazi, Chairman Ardian Limited Abu Dhabi will be composed of senior representatives from both Ardian investment teams and support functions to provide client-support services in the region. “At the heart of Ardian’s approach is close collaboration with our partners around the world. Our new office in the United Arab Emirates is therefore a natural progression as we continue with our strategy to evolve and grow globally. Having a local presence marks our commitment to the goals of developing strategic and long-stranding partnerships in the region. We look forward to working alongside our long-standing partners in the region to provide new opportunities for growth”. Dominique Senequier, President of Ardian “With our newly established office, Ardian looks forward to stepping up its role as a partner of choice for financial institutions in the Gulf region. The UAE’s core values of excellence, innovation, and development resonate strongly with Ardian’s own values and alongside our portfolio companies, we are confident that our activity is well-aligned in supporting the UAE on its “We the UAE 2031” development path and will strengthen economic diversification”. François-Aïssa Touazi, Senior Managing Director & Chairman Ardian Limited Abu Dhabi Ardian has been active in the UAE and the region for two decades, responsible for $25bn of AUM from more than 60 investors and $8 billion of capital deployed in the region. The Abu Dhabi opening marks the Ardian’s 16th  office globally. Ardian offers a broad exposure to private markets through several activities: Private Equity:

Ardian Investments

107 Investments

Ardian has made 107 investments. Their latest investment was in Uptoo as part of their Private Equity - II on September 9, 2022.

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Ardian Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

9/29/2022

Private Equity - II

Uptoo

No

2

8/1/2022

Private Equity

Resonance Imagerie

Yes

1

6/27/2022

PIPE - II

Serma Group

Yes

1

6/2/2022

Private Equity - II

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10

5/17/2022

Private Equity

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10

Date

9/29/2022

8/1/2022

6/27/2022

6/2/2022

5/17/2022

Round

Private Equity - II

Private Equity

PIPE - II

Private Equity - II

Private Equity

Company

Uptoo

Resonance Imagerie

Serma Group

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Amount

New?

No

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

2

1

1

10

10

Ardian Portfolio Exits

69 Portfolio Exits

Ardian has 69 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was JeChange on January 19, 2023.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

1/19/2023

Acquired

$99M

1

10/26/2022

Acq - Fin - IV

$99M

3

7/19/2022

Acq - Fin - II

$99M

2

6/27/2022

Acq - Fin

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$99M

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10

6/21/2022

Acq - Fin - III

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$99M

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10

Date

1/19/2023

10/26/2022

7/19/2022

6/27/2022

6/21/2022

Exit

Acquired

Acq - Fin - IV

Acq - Fin - II

Acq - Fin

Acq - Fin - III

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

1

3

2

10

10

Ardian Acquisitions

129 Acquisitions

Ardian acquired 129 companies. Their latest acquisition was Assist Digital on January 23, 2023.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
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Total Funding

Note

Sources

1/23/2023

Private Equity

$99M

Acq - Fin

1

11/10/2022

$99M

Acq - Fin - II

1

7/28/2022

Other

$99M

$414.76M

Acq - Fin

4

7/15/2022

Series D

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$99M

$99M

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10

6/20/2022

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10

Date

1/23/2023

11/10/2022

7/28/2022

7/15/2022

6/20/2022

Investment Stage

Private Equity

Other

Series D

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Total Funding

$414.76M

$99M

Note

Acq - Fin

Acq - Fin - II

Acq - Fin

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Sources

1

1

4

10

10

Ardian Fund History

28 Fund Histories

Ardian has 28 funds, including Ardian Americas Infrastructure Fund V.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

9/8/2022

Ardian Americas Infrastructure Fund V

$2,100M

1

7/26/2022

Ardian Secondaries Fund IX

$10,000M

1

4/22/2022

ASF VIII Infrastructure

$5,250M

1

1/25/2022

AREEF II

$99M

10

4/12/2021

Ardian Buyout Fund VII

$99M

10

Closing Date

9/8/2022

7/26/2022

4/22/2022

1/25/2022

4/12/2021

Fund

Ardian Americas Infrastructure Fund V

Ardian Secondaries Fund IX

ASF VIII Infrastructure

AREEF II

Ardian Buyout Fund VII

Fund Type

Status

Amount

$2,100M

$10,000M

$5,250M

$99M

$99M

Sources

1

1

1

10

10

Ardian Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

Ardian has 10 strategic partners and customers. Ardian recently partnered with Ownership Works on December 12, 2022.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

12/5/2022

Partner

United States

Ardian becomes first European-rooted partner to support Ownership Works

This partnership with Ownership Works , established from shared values and common vision , will allow Ardian to go beyond actions implemented to date through its promotion of a shared ownership program to at least three companies by late 2024 .

1

10/21/2022

Partner

United States

Ardian and iCapital® partner to broaden private markets investment access for wealth managers globally

With more than $ 141 billion in alternative assets under management and long-standing experience as a private investment house , Ardian 's partnership with iCapital comes amid a surging interest in alternative investing from the global wealth management community and their clients , who have historically had more limited access to appropriately structured alternative investing opportunities .

1

10/4/2022

Vendor

United States

Ardian and iCapital® Partner to Broaden Private Markets Investment Access for Wealth Managers Globally

PARIS & NEW YORK -- -- Ardian , a world leading private investment house , has entered into a partnership with iCapital 1 , the leading global fintech platform driving access and efficiency in alternative investing for the asset and wealth management industries to provide wealth managers with access to Ardian 's private market investment strategies .

1

12/21/2021

Client

France

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10

12/16/2021

Partner

Italy

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10

Date

12/5/2022

10/21/2022

10/4/2022

12/21/2021

12/16/2021

Type

Partner

Partner

Vendor

Client

Partner

Business Partner

Country

United States

United States

United States

France

Italy

News Snippet

Ardian becomes first European-rooted partner to support Ownership Works

This partnership with Ownership Works , established from shared values and common vision , will allow Ardian to go beyond actions implemented to date through its promotion of a shared ownership program to at least three companies by late 2024 .

Ardian and iCapital® partner to broaden private markets investment access for wealth managers globally

With more than $ 141 billion in alternative assets under management and long-standing experience as a private investment house , Ardian 's partnership with iCapital comes amid a surging interest in alternative investing from the global wealth management community and their clients , who have historically had more limited access to appropriately structured alternative investing opportunities .

Ardian and iCapital® Partner to Broaden Private Markets Investment Access for Wealth Managers Globally

PARIS & NEW YORK -- -- Ardian , a world leading private investment house , has entered into a partnership with iCapital 1 , the leading global fintech platform driving access and efficiency in alternative investing for the asset and wealth management industries to provide wealth managers with access to Ardian 's private market investment strategies .

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1

1

10

10

Ardian Service Providers

7 Service Providers

Ardian has 7 service provider relationships

Service Provider

Associated Rounds

Provider Type

Service Type

Acq - Fin, Acq - Fin - II, Acq - Fin - III, and Leveraged Buyout - III

Investment Bank

Financial Advisor

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Associated Rounds

Acq - Fin, Acq - Fin - II, Acq - Fin - III, and Leveraged Buyout - III

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Investment Bank

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Ardian Team

20 Team Members

Ardian has 20 team members, including , .

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Hanson S Gifford

Founder

Current

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