Mid Cap Buyout
A partner for growth
Through its fundraising and investment successes, Ardian has established a leading Mid Cap position in Europe. With its latest fund of €2.8bn (400 million co-investment) raised in 2013, the team seeks to acquire and develop companies valued between €150M and €1.5bn.
Capitalize on a stringent investment discipline and a unique "sourcing". Established in 1997, the Mid Cap Buyout activity aims to buy and develop leading companies on their markets, often already very internationalized, with potential untapped development. Ardian’s Mid Cap Buyout activity incorporates a disciplined investment approach. We also work well on issues from asset succession, to companies' delisting or large groups' spin-off. Our approach is very selective and involved very early in the sales process, we constantly work on identifying growth sectors and attractive companies and we are very active on the value creation strategy before performing the operation. With a very selective approach and a high level of due diligence, the team focuses on majority transactions while retaining the flexibility to act on attractive minority stake deals with strong governance rights.
Take advantage from international network. With a presence across key markets in continental Europe (France, Germany and Italy), the team’s 27 investment professionals employ both their local expertise and Ardian’s international network to support the growth of portfolio companies.
Supporting transformational strategies. The team focuses on companies with both internal and external growth ambitions and is deeply involved in the implementation of transformational strategies, including buy-and-build and international greenfield expansion.
A long-term investment. As a long-term partner for the companies in which we invest, our Mid Cap team aims to create value for the company, for its employees, for its wider environment and for all shareholders, involving managers and employees at every stage.
400 / €600M invested or committed each year
55 investments in 17 years and more than 60 build-up