Companies’ listing

Mid Cap Buyout
Investment date : 24/07/2014
Country : Italy
Sector : Industrials
Website : http://www.italmatch.it/

Italmatch Chemicals is a leader in the production of lubricant oil additives, detergents, water treatments, oil & gas, plastics and phosphorus derivatives. Italmatch Chemicals is expanding in other high growth sectors such as flame retardant additives and personal care. Italmatch’s clients are the major multinationals in the chemical, petrochemical, detergents and oil & gas industry. The company has 400 employees.

Co-Investment
Investment date : 03/07/2014
Country : United States
Sector : Industrials
Website : http://www.gates.com/

Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Gates is the world’s leading manufacturer of belts and one of the leading manufacturers of hoses. The company has 14,000 employees and sells in 120 countries a broad product offer of more than 580k references, which are sold to clients in the automotive and industrial end-markets. More than 50% of the revenues are generated on the more resilient and high-margin replacement markets.

Mid Cap Buyout
Investment date : 01/07/2014
Country : Germany
Sector : Consumer goods and services
Website : http://www.schleich-s.com/

Founded 77 years ago by Friedrich Schleich in Schwäbisch Gmünd, the company is one of the largest toy manufacturers in Germany and a leading international provider of original play worlds. The famous figurines from Schleich are sold in more than 50 countries and have conquered children’s bedrooms the world over. Ardian will support Schleich in its new strategy of increasingly expanding into play worlds as well as further penetrating both international markets and new distribution channels,

Expansion
Investment date : 30/06/2014
Country : Italy
Sector : Technology, Media and Telecom
Website : www.rgigroup.com

Founded in 1987, RGI Group specializes in software development for insurance companies, covering the entire spectrum of insurance policy management through the provision of software and advisory
services. The Group has a leading position in the Italian market and its solutions and technological services are used by some of the world’s most prominent insurance companies. Ardian will give a further acceleration to the Group’s development abroad.

Private Debt
Investment date : 16/06/2014
Country : France
Sector : Healthcare and life sciences
Website : http://www.ceva.com

Ceva is a veterinary pharmaceutical laboratory which encompasses all the aspects of the animal health business, from development of the products all the way to their sale in most countries worldwide. Ceva gathers a significant expertise in different therapeutic sectors. The group is specialized in all the animal production chain: industrial (poultry, swine), traditional (ruminants) but also pets and horses.
In 2012, the Private Debt team has arranged a €100 million bond financing line which follows Ardian's first investment of €30 million in 2007 and highlights firm’s ability to offer innovative, tailor-made financing for companies.

Ardian Croissance
Investment date : 28/05/2014
Country : France
Sector : Technology, Media and Telecom
Website : http://www.neotys.fr/

Founded in 2005 by Thibaut Bussière and his three associates, Neotys designs and markets NeoLoad, a software that tests the performance capabilities of web & mobile applications during high amounts of digital traffic. This testing software simulates internet and mobile traffic and analyzes the access and response times of applications and infrastructure. With more than 1,500 clients across 62 countries, the company has become a major player in this field to both large and small companies

Ardian Croissance
Investment date : 26/05/2014
Country : France
Sector : Technology, Media and Telecom
Website : http://www.ikoula.com/

Founded in 1998, Ikoula specialises in web and cloud hosting solutions. Thanks to its data center in France, the company has been able to adapt its infrastructure and its offer in response to rapid recent advances in technology. Ikoula serves more than 6,000 clients, ranging from small to large companies, across three business lines. Ardian’s support will allow Ikoula to consider further European growth opportunities, as well as supporting ongoing strategy of continued innovation and service improvement.

Co-Investment
Investment date : 06/05/2014
Country : France
Sector : Consumer goods and services
Website : http://www.newrest.eu

Headquartered in Toulouse, France, Newrest is a leading diversified catering group active in five segments: inflight catering for airline companies, rail catering, remote sites for the oil and gas and mining industry, contract catering and concessions, mostly in airports. The company has more than 25,000 employees and is present in 49 countries.

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