Ardian (company)

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Type Private
Industry Private Equity
Predecessor(s) AXA Private Equity
Founded Paris, France (1996 (1996)) -->
Founder(s) Dominique Senequier
Headquarters Paris, France
Number of locations Beijing, Frankfurt, Jersey, London, Luxembourg, Milan, New York, Paris, Singapore, Zurich
Area served Europe, North America, Asia
Key people Vincent Gombault, Dominique Gaillard, Benoît Verbrugghe
Products Funds of Funds, Direct Funds and Private Debt
Total assets US$47bn


Ardian, formerly Axa Private Equity, is a private equity investment firm founded and led by Dominique Senequier.

Founded in 1996, Ardian is an independent private investment company (private equity) with assets of US $47 billion managed or advised in Europe, North America and Asia.[1]

Ardian maintains a global network, with more than 300 employees working through ten offices in Beijing, Frankfurt, Jersey, London, Luxembourg, Milan, New York, Paris, Singapore, and Zurich.

The company works with about 300 investors and with a diversified choice of funds covering the full range of asset classes, including Funds of Funds (primary, early secondary and secondary), Direct Funds including Infrastructure, Small and Mid Market Enterprise Capital, Innovation & Growth, Co-Investment and Private Debt

On September 30, 2013, AXA Private Equity announced that it had completed its spin-out from the AXA Group and become Ardian [2] .[3]


  1. ^ [1], Ardian raises $10billion, mostly to invest in buyout funds.
  2. ^ [2], Reuters, AXA spins off private equity arm as "Ardian", September 30, 2013.
  3. ^ [3], The Wall Street Journal, AXA Private Equity Completes Divorce, Becomes Ardian, September 30, 2013.

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