Ardian Private Debt appoints new co-head

Ardian, the independent private investment company, has appointed Mark Brenke as co-head of Ardian Private Debt as it continues to build its growing offering.

Brenke has over 20 years’ private capital investment experience in European markets, encompassing both private debt and private equity. Prior to joining Ardian, Brenke worked for Intermediate Capital Group (ICG), most recently with responsibility for establishing ICG’s European Direct Lending business.

He has worked at Ardian for over two years, initially joining as a managing director.

Brenke will work alongside Olivier Berment, who is also co-head of Ardian Private Debt. Berment has 18 years of private equity experience including 13 years with Ardian.

Ardian Private Debt, which is based out of London, Paris and Frankfurt, continues to grow, with a team of 17 people across its pan- European office network. Its third generation fund, which closed in September last year having raised €2bn is now over 50% committed.

Recent investments include 6 Degrees and JLA in the UK, and Germany’s P&I.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Alicia Villegas
Alicia Villegas speaks Spanish and Italian and is Iberia Correspondent for InvestmentEurope. She was shortlisted for the Rising Star Award at the British Media Awards 2017 and Writer of the Year at the PPA Independent Publisher Awards 2016. Previously, she worked for almost three years at the seafood business website Undercurrent News as a market reporter. In Spain, she also worked for more than five years for several media outlets.

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