Ardian Opens Tokyo Office

Feb 15 2018 | 4:29pm ET

Ardian has announced the opening of an office in Tokyo today. The new office will deepen Ardian’s established relationships in Japan and consolidate the company’s growth across the Asia Pacific region, according to the firm in a press release.

The office will be led by Kanji Takenaka, who joins Ardian as head of Japan and managing director. Prior to this, Takenaka was the principal at HarbourVest Partners. In addition, he also held senior roles at Simplex Real Estate, Fortress Investment Group and Norinchukin Bank.

“As more and more Japanese pension funds, companies and institutions are increasingly looking to diversify their investments outside of the domestic market, Ardian is well placed as a global investment house to provide an array of quality opportunities to deliver superior returns,” Dominique Senequier, president of Ardian, said in a statement.

Ardian is a leading private investment house with $66 billion assets managed or advised in Europe, North America and Asia. The firm manages funds on behalf of 650 clients through five pillars of investment expertise: funds of funds, direct funds, infrastructure, real estate and private debt.

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