Ardian, a global private investment firm, raised €6.1 billion for its latest infrastructure fund, Ardian Infrastructure Fund V.
The fund received support from 125 investors from Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East, comprising major pension funds, insurance companies, financial institutions, HNWIs and sovereign wealth funds. There was particular growth among US investors as well as from Asia and the Middle East.
In line with its established investment strategy, the latest fund will upgrade and digitize infrastructure assets that are essential for populations across Europe. Areas of focus include:
- transport (rail, road and airports),
- energy (gas, electricity and renewable energy) and
- other public infrastructure assets (health and environmental).
Led by Mathias Burghardt, Ardian Infrastructure will continue to work closely with local public and private stakeholders. To help guide its industrial investment approach, Ardian has developed a new framework called the “Augmented Infrastructure”, focusing on cutting-edge technology, a client centric approach, improving maintenance and pushing for higher health, safety and environmental measures.
The Infrastructure team now has $15 billion assets under management in Europe and the Americas.