Companies’ listing

Co-Investment
Investment date : 01/11/2012
Country : United States
Sector : Industrials
Website : http://www.acteon.com

Acteon is a global provider of engineering services and products to offshore oil operators and contractors in the subsea arena. In 2012, the Group operates 41 facilities in 17 countries and has nearly 2,000 employees. This investment, alongside KKR, will allow the company to extend its developoment in emerging markets, including Brazil and the West African coast, while pursuing external growth.

Exited participation

Private Debt
Investment date : 19/10/2012
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.

Mid Cap Buyout
Investment date : 17/10/2012
Country : France
Sector : Industrials
Website : http://www.fivesgroup.com

Fives is an industrial engineering group born 200 years ago. It designs and manufactures process equipment, production lines and turnkey plants for the world’s largest industrial companies in the aluminum, steel, glass, automotive, logistics, cement and energy sectors, both in emerging and developed countries.
In 2011, Fives posted sales of €1.27 billion. It currently employs more than 6,100 people in some 30 countries.

Ardian Croissance
Investment date : 01/10/2012
Country : France
Sector : Business services
Website : http://www.esker.fr/

Global market leader in paperless solutions of document processes, Esker commercializes software solutions for businesses and on-demand services (SaaS), to automate the processing of all types of document processes, from start to finish

Mid Cap Buyout
Investment date : 21/08/2012
Country : Germany
Sector : Healthcare and life sciences
Website : http://www.riemser.com/

Riemser is a specialty pharmaceutical company, headquartered in Greifswald, Germany. Riemser operates internationally and has a primary focus on the sales, marketing and lifecycle management of pharmaceutical products for niche therapeutic markets with high medical need in the fields of Oncology, Anti-Infectives and Dermatology. In 2011, Riemser generated sales in excess of €100 million.

Mid Cap Buyout
Investment date : 06/08/2012
Country : Germany
Sector : Consumer goods and services
Website : http://www.schustermann-borenstein.de

Created from the merger of the companies Schustermann and I.B. Borenstein in 1953, the company is now an exclusive retail fashion house for private members. Schustermann & Borenstein markets branded and designer wear – attractively priced – by way of two exclusive stores for members in Munich and the online shopping community BestSecret.com.

Exited participation

Private Debt
Investment date : 01/08/2012
Country : France
Sector : Consumer goods and services
Website : http://www.village-center.com


Village Center is a leader in outdoor accommodation and operates 33 campsites in France, comprising 13,500 pitches and 7,800 mobile homes. The group’s activities also include the sale of residential mobile homes, as well as the distribution of off-season stays through its subsidiary Kawan.
This mezzanine financing follows the partnership signed on August 1 2012 between Village Center and Vacances Directes, to create Europe’s leading outdoor accommodation group, with 38 campsites, 20,500 pitches and 13,500 mobile homes installed in 168 partner campsites in Europe. The new group is expected to generate a turnover in excess of €100 million in 2012.

Expansion
Investment date : 01/08/2012
Country : Germany
Sector : Consumer goods and services
Website : http://www.frostkrone.de

frostkrone and its subsidiary, Bornholter, produce and market frozen finger food and snack products such as mozzarella sticks, cream cheese jalapeños, chilli cheese nuggets and sushi. The company has a highly diverse product portfolio based on cheese, fish, vegetables and baked goods, and markets its products in food retail outlets and the food service sector. With its workforce of 102 employees, the frostkrone Group generated sales of approximately €36 million in 2011. The frostkrone Group will benefit from Ardian’s European network and from its expertise, particularly in relation to the food industry.

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