Less than four months after they began exclusive talks, Ardian, Crédit Agricole Assurances and Indigo finalised the creation of a company that owns 100% of Indigo’s share capital. Ardian holds 37.5% of the new company, Crédit Agricole Assurances 37.5% and Indigo Concessions 25%. Ardian, Crédit Agricole Assurances and Indigo plan to continue to support Indigo’s growth, working with current management. The move is aimed at increasing the company’s presence in high-growth markets such as North America, Latin America and Asia, while maintaining its leadership positions in France and other European countries. The transaction has been finalised after consultation with employee representative’s bodies and approval by the relevant competition authorities.
Indigo is a global player in concessions and construction, employing close to 191,000 people in some 100 countries. Its mission is to design, finance, build and operate infrastructure and facilities that help improve daily life and mobility for all. Because Indigo believes in all-round performance, above and beyond economic and financial results, the Group is committed to operating in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. Because its projects are in the public interest, Indigo considers that reaching out to all stakeholders and engaging in dialogue with them is essential in the conduct of its business activities. Indigo’s goal is to build long-term value in this way for its customers, shareholders, partners and employees and for society at large.
Ardian, founded in 1996 and led by Dominique Senequier, is a premium independent private investment company with assets of USD47bn managed or advised in Europe, North America and Asia. The company, which is majority-owned by its employees, keeps entrepreneurship at its heart and delivers excellence, loyalty and entrepreneurship.
Ardian maintains a truly global network, with more than 30 employees working through ten offices in Paris, London, New York, Beijing, Frankfurt, Jersey, Luxembourg, Milan, Singapore and Zurich. The company offers its 300 investors a diversified choice of funds covering the full range of asset classes.
About Crédit Agricole Assurances
Crédit Agricole Assurances, Europe’s leading bank insurer, groups together Crédit Agricole’s various insurance subsidiaries. The Group offers a range of savings, retirement, health, personal protection and property insurance products and services. They are distributed by the Crédit Agricole Group’s banks in France and in 14 other countries around the world by financial advisers and multi-line insurance agents. The Crédit Agricole Assurances companies serve individuals, professionals, farmers and businesses. Crédit Agricole Assurances has 3,500 staff, with €26.4 billion in revenues at end-2013.Indigo is part of the global Indigo Group. Indigo is a world leader in the construction, management and operation of all aspects of transport infrastructure. It is also the world’s largest car park operator, providing parking services in 15 countries.
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