Ardian systematically favours the company's long-term interests. As a general rule, processes are planned and implemented in agreement with management at the companies. The potential impact of the operation on ESG issues is assessed in the evaluation of offers made by buyers, in addition to financial considerations.
Ardian believes that ESG integration in portfolio companies should be results driven - and results are only truly recognized at ; in order to enhance extra-financial progress made by portfolio companies, the investment team will seek to conduct an ESG Vendors Due Diligence (VDD) as often as possible.
In accordance with Ardian's internal charter at, under certain conditions, Ardian strives to redistributes a portion of capital gains to employees. Ardian was the first private equity firm in France to call for a portion of capital gains to be redistributed to portfolio company employees at the point of and always tries to extend portfolio companies' profit sharing mechanisms when possible. Ardian strongly believes that such aligned interests are a key lever for long term value creation. For example, when exiting three portfolio companies in 2016, Ardian implemented capital gain sharing schemes and distributed the equivalent of two months of salary with all employees.
Since 2008, Ardian implemented capital gain sharing schemes with 8,200 employees from16 portfolio companies in over 20 countries, sharing a total of €19 million.