Investment in SLV Group
Baird served as exclusive financial advisor to Ardian on this transaction
AboutArdian recently invested in SLV Group (“SLV” or “the Company”). The former shareholder Cinven has sold its investment in SLV. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
SLV is a leading provider of lighting fixtures for the residential and commercial market. The Company offers its customers a diversified and innovation driven product offering from functional towards decorative lighting fixtures for indoor and outdoor use with immediate availability of its products. The Company’s product portfolio is comprised of more than 3,000 articles which are sold through electricians, wholesalers and the online channel. SLV generated sales of c. €180m in 2015 through operations in Europe, North America, Africa and Asia Pacific. The Company is headquartered in Übach-Palenberg, Germany.
Ardian, founded in 1996 and led by Dominique Senequier, is an independent private investment company with assets of $60 billion managed or advised in Europe, North America and Asia. Ardian is majority-owned by its employees, keeps entrepreneurship at its heart and delivers investment performance to its global investors while fuelling growth in economies across the world. Ardian’s investment process embodies three values: excellence, loyalty and entrepreneurship. Ardian maintains a global network, with more than 430 employees working through twelve offices in Beijing, Frankfurt, Jersey, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Singapore and Zurich. Ardian is headquartered in Paris, France.
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