Aug 4 Private equity firm Ardian was in talks to
buy PE fund stakes worth more than $2 billion from the
investment vehicle of the Abu Dhabi government, Bloomberg
reported on Monday, citing sources.
Paris-based Ardian, formerly known as Axa Private Equity,
has made a bid on portfolios that Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
(ADIA) is looking to sell, the news agency quoted two people
with knowledge of the deal as saying. (bloom.bg/1qUCFjy)
The sources told Bloomberg the offer by Adrian for the
portfolio consisting mostly of buyout fund stake had come before
ADIA, the sovereign wealth fund owned by Emirate of Abu Dhabi,
and could start a formal sale process.
Both Adrian and ADIA could not immediately be reached for
comment outside of regular business hours in the UK.
(Reporting by Esha Vaish in Bangalore; editing by Gunna