Real Estate & Infrastructure
France FR

Scope of intervention

Sycomore Corporate Finance acted as financial advisor to Vinci Park and its management

Date of closing

June 2014
Ardian, Crédit Agricole Assurances and Vinci finalised the creation of a company that will own 100% of Vinci Park’s share capital. Ardian and Crédit Agricole Assurances will own a 37.5% stake each, while Vinci Concessions will own the remaining share capital (25%). Management and employees will also have the opportunity to invest in the new company.

Ardian, Crédit Agricole Assurances and Vinci plan to continue to support Vinci Park’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 company is also supporting innovation in order to improve the customer experience through mobile booking and payment amongst other services.


  • Increase VINCI Park’s presence in high-growth markets such as North America, Latin America and Asia, while maintaining its current market-position in France and other European countries
  • Enable VINCI Park to refinance a majority of VINCI Park’s debt

Vinci Park at a glance

Vinci Park, a world player providing comprehensive solutions to urban mobility issues, manages almost 1.6 million parking spaces and associated services in 14 countries. VINCI Park has innovated for over 50 years in order to improve the parking experience and develop services that enable city residents to take advantage of their environment and give them choices as to how they travel. Vinci Park, a subsidiary of Vinci, a world player in concessions and construction, offers a complete range of parking solutions, onor off-street, under concession, full ownership or as a service provider. Thanks to its integrated expertise, Vinci Park is a preferred partner to local authorities and private-sector players for the design, construction, financing and operation of parking solutions.

Ardian at a glance

Founded in 1996 and led by Dominique Senequier, Ardian is a premium independent private investment company with assets of $62bn managed or advised in Europe, North America and Asia. The company, which is majority-owned by its employees, maintains a truly global network, with more than 330 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, including Fund of Funds (primary, early secondary and secondary), Direct Funds including Infrastructure, Expansion, Mid Cap Buyout, Ardian Croissance, Co-Investment and Private Debt.

Predica at a glance

Crédit Agricole Assurances, Europe’s leading bankinsurer, 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 4,200 staff, with €30.8bn in revenues in 2016.