Ardian opens west coast HQ

Private investment firm Ardian has opened a new office in San Francisco with a view to expanding the firm’s reach on the west coast.

The team will leverage the platform to bring Ardian’s direct, infrastructure and private debt activities closer to the west coast investment community.

The new office will become the firm’s second base in North America after the opening of its New York headquarters in 1999.

“We believe it is important to establish an on-the-ground presence given how active we are in the region,” said Benoit Verbrugghe, head of Ardian and member of the executive committee.

“Our dedicated local team will allow us to pay attention to the nuances and needs of a number of key relationships with LPs, GPs, pension plans, insurance companies, financial institutions, endowments and family offices on the west coast.”