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Internship - Infrastructure Private Equity

Ardian Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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Internship - Infrastructure Private Equity

Location: Frankfurt

Contract: Internship

Duration: 5-6 months

Start date: September 2024

The role

  • Analysis of markets and potential investment targets
  • Support of due diligence processes
  • Development of financial models
  • Assisting Assistance with the management of existing portfolio companies
  • Preparation of presentations for internal and external use


  • Outstanding academic qualifications from a leading business school or university
  • A completed Bachelor’s or advanced Master’s degree
  • Relevant prior internships in related fields (e.g. M&A, strategy consulting, leveraged finance, Private Equity, infrastructure, or transaction services at a leading auditing company)
  • Good commercial understanding of Private Equity
  • Proactive style and strong communication skills
  • Professional in English



Ardian is a world leading private investment house, managing or advising $140bn of assets on behalf of more than 1,400 clients globally. Our broad expertise, spanning Private Equity, Real Assets and Credit, enables us to offer a wide range of investment opportunities and respond flexibly to our clients’ differing needs. Through Ardian Customized Solutions we create bespoke portfolios that allow institutional clients to specify the precise mix of assets they require and to gain access to funds managed by leading third-party sponsors. We also provide a specialist service for private clients through Ardian Private Wealth Solutions. Ardian is majority-owned by its employees and places great emphasis on developing its people and fostering a collaborative culture based on collective intelligence. Our 1010+ employees, spread across 16 offices in Europe, the Americas and Asia, are strongly committed to the principles of Responsible Investment and are determined to make finance a force for good in society. Our goal is to deliver excellent investment performance combined with high ethical standards and social responsibility. 

At Ardian we invest all of ourselves in building companies that last. 

About the Team
This internship offers a unique opportunity to help shape the expansion of Ardian’s infrastructure investment activities in Germany and Northern Europe. During the internship, you will work as a full team member alongside our investment professionals and gain insights into the exciting world of infrastructure investing.
Infrastructure Private Equity at Ardian means entrepreneurial and innovative thinking to find sustainable solutions for social and ecological issues while being a reliable partner to our stakeholders. We see ourselves as active managers of our portfolio companies and support our management teams on topics including decarbonisation, digitalisation, and ESG.
Ardian Infrastructure has made in excess of 60+ investments in essential infrastructure in Europe, North and South America since 2005. Our investments include renewables, hydrogen, power and gas networks, cellular towers, fibre networks, road transport infrastructure, and airports.

We currently invest from our European Infrastructure Fund VI, which has raised more than €5bn and is progressing to receive LP commitments of about €10bn. We are targeting equity tickets of €500m-1bn and have the ability to underwrite over €2bn per transaction.  The majority of our transactions are controlling stakes in infrastructure platforms with brownfield assets.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

 At ARDIAN, we are proud of our diverse culture. As a forward thinking organization, we recognize that having people from different backgrounds brings innovation and excellence. Therefore, a diverse and inclusive environment is key to our business success.

Ardian is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to our employees, applicants and candidates based on individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disabilities, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, genetic information, ancestry, marital status as a victim of domestic violence, pregnancy or child birth (including breastfeeding) or any other class protected by federal, state or local laws. It is our policy to comply with all applicable laws governing employment practices and not to discriminate on the basis of any unlawful criteria. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of your employment including, but not limited to, hiring, placement and promotion.

Application process

Please send your application including your availability (CV and covering letter) by clicking on APPLY.

Frankfurt am Main, Germany
800 Employees Private Equity / Venture Capital
Ardian is a world leading private investment house, managing or advising $141bn of assets on behalf of more than 1,300 clients globally. Our broad exp...
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