Companies’ listing

Expansion
Investment date : 01/12/2013
Country : France
Sector : Healthcare and life sciences
Website : http://www.synerlab.com

Synerlab is one of the leading French Contract Manufacturing Organisations of generic and ethical pharmaceutical products (i.e. patent protected and prescription sales) supplying laboratories. Synerlab focuses on dry pharmaceutical forms including capsules, tablets, powders, granules etc and liquid forms such as syrups and mixtures. Ardian agreed in November 2013 to sell its shares in Synerlab to a European private equity investor, and to Synerlab's management. Ardian also reinvested in the new LBO in December 2013 to support Synerlab in the next stage of its development in Europe.

Private Debt
Investment date : 07/11/2013
Country : France
Sector : Consumer goods and services
Website : http://www.europeenne-des-desserts.com/

Européenne des Desserts is a French leader in the frozen baking industry employing more than 770 people across five production sites, four located in France and one in the UK. The Group supplies some of the largest organisations in the retail and foodservice sectors and offers a wide range of deep-frozen bakery products. With its new shareholder, Européenne des Desserts will aim to expand its range of products in France and expand into new geographies by way of acquisitions.

Mid Cap Buyout
Investment date : 17/07/2013
Country : France
Sector : Business services
Website : http://www.trescal.com

Represented in 16 countries, Trescal is an international specialist in calibration which provides a broad range of services for the test and measuring equipment market. Supplementing the standard technical services (verification, calibration and repair of T&M instruments), Trescal offers its expertise for the implementation and acquisition of measurement systems, customized equipment pool management software solutions, metrology and technical support, and training. The aim is to assist and support Trescal in its ambitious buy-and-build strategy and therefore accelerate its diversification into complementary geographies and markets.

Private Debt
Investment date : 01/07/2013
Country : France
Sector : Construction and building materials
Website : http://flexitallic.com/

The Flexitallic Group is stem from several known actors of the sealing industry: Flexitallic, Siem, Novus, Induseal et Sealox. The group takes part in the improvement of the industrial process and safety of operations in diverse sectors such as oil production, oil refining, petrochemical and energy.

Ardian Growth
Investment date : 30/05/2013
Country : France
Sector : Technology, Media and Telecom
Website : http://www.clipindustrie.com/

Clip Industrie is a software publisher and developer of CLIPPER, a computer-aided production management system for industrial SMEs. CLIPPER is an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) tool, a vertical production management system that can be integrated quickly into small manufacturing enterprises. The Company is primarily based in France (Aix en Provence), though its presence extends across Central and Eastern Europe and North Africa. It has built relationships with companies in the aeronautics, automotive, medical, rail and watchmaking industries. Its client base is predominantly small and medium-sized industrial enterprises, but it also comprises workshops and branches of large groups, such as Michelin, the French Air Force and Kone, as well as numerous sub-contractors of aviation companies including EADS, Dassault and Airbus.

Ardian Growth
Investment date : 01/04/2013
Country : France
Sector : Consumer goods and services
Website : http://fr.evolis.com/

Evolis is specialized in the design, manufacture and marketing of printers for graphic personalization and data encoding plastic cards (access control badges, credit cards, student cards, loyalty to subscription, transport, driving license, etc..).

Private Debt
Investment date : 04/03/2013
Country : France
Sector : Industrials
Website : http://www.group-iph.com/en/

Founded in 1987 and historically based in Lyon, IPH is a leading distributor of industrial supplies in Europe. The company is active in France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Romania with more than 3,200 employees. The Private Debt team has arranged a €220 million unitranche financing for the acquisition of IPH by PAI Partners from Investcorp. The deal represents the largest unitranche financing in Europe to date.

Infrastructure
Investment date : 09/02/2013
Country : United Kingdom
Sector : Transport
Website : http://www.london-luton.co.uk/fr/

London Luton Airport, is the UK’s fifth largest airport in terms of passengers. The airport handled 9.6 million passengers last year. Ardian has acquired London-Luton alongside AENA, the world’s largest airports operator with some 200 million passengers a year.
This investment with AENA is part of the Infrastructure fund diversification strategy which adds the airports sector to irs portfolio.

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