Companies’ listing

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.

Private Debt
Investment date : 27/07/2012
Country : France
Sector : Industrials
Website : http://www.kermel.com

Kermel is the world’s only producer of fire resistant polyamide-imide (PAI) fibers for textile, technical and industrial applications. Kermel fiber was developed through research at Rhône-Poulenc and is manufactured at the Colmar site, which has a production capacity close to 2,000 metric tons. Kermel fibers are designed for two different applications: protective clothing for firefighters, police and military units, and work clothes for hazardous occupations in industries such as petrochemicals, steel, glass and electricity. Founded in 1992, Kermel employs over 100 people and generated €37.5 million of sales in 2011, with two-thirds dedicated to markets outside France.

Ardian Croissance
Investment date : 26/07/2012
Country : France
Sector : Technology, Media and Telecom
Website : http://www.placedesleads.com

Founded in 2010, Place des Leads is a company which specializes in the collection, qualification and sale of data. Places des Leads is an innovative player with a technical platform that allows the company to monetize all leads.

Exited participation

Expansion
Investment date : 02/07/2012
Country : France
Sector : Technology, Media and Telecom
Website : http://www.arkadin.com/fr


Founded in France in 2001, Arkadin provides a complete range of remote collaboration solutions (audio, web and video conferencing services). After 10 years of significant growth, Arkadin is now a world leader in collaboration solutions, enabling more than 60 million people to connect in 2011. The company has 1,000 employees in 29 countries and generated turnover of €159 million in 2011. Ardian will use its extensive operational expertise and international network to help support Arkadin’s ambitious growth strategy.

Exited participation

Private Debt
Investment date : 28/06/2012
Country : France
Sector : Consumer goods and services
Website : http://www.stokomani.com


Stokomani is a leading French discount retailer of high-end brands. Throughout its network of 37 stores, Stokomani offers a wide range of branded goods at attractive prices, from clothing, sportswear, beauty and healthcare, toys and homeware.

Expansion
Investment date : 26/06/2012
Country : Italy
Sector : Industrials
Website : http://www.novotema.com

Novotema designs and produces rubber components for applications in the automotive, medical, gas control and industrial sectors. Founded in 1973, the Novotema Group employs 178 staff and generates the majority of its revenues in Germany (approximately 51%) in 2011. In 2011, the Novotema Group posted revenues of more than €28 million. Ardian will support Novotema's strategy based on a stronger sales structure and an increased market presence.

Expansion
Investment date : 18/06/2012
Country : France
Sector : Industrials
Website : http://www.sf-electric.com

Created in 1970 in Montelimar (France), Novarc manufactures and distributes safety equipments for the operation of medium and high voltage lines and also products and materials for automotive and industrial renovation for professional clients. In 2012, Novarc employs 433 people mainly in France and has three sales subsidiaries in Spain, Belgium and Germany. Ardian will use its expertise and network, especially internationally, to support the development strategy of the group

Expansion
Investment date : 06/06/2012
Country : Poland
Sector : Consumer goods and services
Website : http://www.delicpol.pl/

Delic-Pol is a leading Polish confectionery company which specializes in biscuit manufacturing. Since its inception, the company has grown from a small business to a significant regional player with over 700 employees. The aim of this investment is to increase production capacity and support the company in the next stage of its development.

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