Ardian Raises $3.2 Billion for Sixth-Generation Co-Investment Platform

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Ardian, a private investment firm based in Paris, France, has successfully raised $3.2 billion for the sixth generation of its global co-investment platform, Ardian Co-Investment Fund VI.

Key Details

  • Fund Amount: $3.2 billion, including fund commitments and mandates from Ardian Customized Solutions.
  • Investor Support: 188 investors from Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, and Asia. Investors include pension funds, high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs), insurance companies, and sovereign wealth funds.

Fund VI Overview

  • Investment Focus: Offers access to minority investments in companies alongside top-tier private equity sponsors. These General Partners (GPs) leverage Ardian’s scale, expertise, local presence, and dedication to partnerships.
  • Diversification: Investments are diversified across various strategies, industries, company sizes, GPs, and geographies, including North America, Europe, and Asia.
  • Co-Underwriting: Demonstrates commitment through GPs offering Ardian the opportunity to co-underwrite most transactions.

Strategic Approach

  • Deal Sourcing: Leverages Ardian’s Secondaries and Primaries platform and access to a global network of over 600 GPs.
  • Global Reach: Focuses on a diversified and strategic approach to investments across multiple regions.

What we think

Ardian’s successful raise of $3.2 billion for its sixth-generation co-investment platform highlights the firm’s strong global investor support and commitment to diversified, strategic investments. Fund VI will continue to capitalize on Ardian’s extensive network and expertise, providing investors with access to high-quality minority investments alongside leading private equity sponsors across various industries and geographies.

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