Groupe Dassault announces equity investment in Aden Group

Dassault Systemes invests Aden Group ChinaShanghai, September 25th, 2018 — Aden Group, a leading Pan-Asian facility management company, announced it has closed a growth equity investment round and welcomes Dassault Group and Stags amongst its shareholders. Terms of the investment were not disclosed. 

The investment and additional support from Dassault, the leading European industrial group famous for its software and aeronautical activities, will further drive Aden’s rapid global expansion, including new market development, product innovation and acquisitions.

Stags, the investment company of Philippe Louis-Dreyfus and his family, is also the owner of Louis Dreyfus Armateurs, a shipping company engaged in maritime transportation and logistic services throughout the world. By this investment round, Stags also joins as a shareholder of Aden.

Mousse Partners Limited is a private institutional investor based in New York with offices in Beijing and Hong Kong. As a long-time backer of Aden, Mousse Partners also participated in this round confirming its long-term vision.

Founded in 1997, Aden is a multinational integrated facility management services company that delivers one-stop solutions for its clients. Aden serves clients in the manufacturing, retail, education, healthcare, hospitality, R&D centers, offices, government, mining, and oil & gas industries. Aden assists its clients with achieving greater efficiency in their core business by providing essential support services. Aden employs over 26,000 employees and serves over 1,500 blue-chip clients from a global footprint, with 80 cities in China and 25 countries around the globe.

Joachim Poylo, Founder and President of Aden says: “Since our inception, Aden has grown into a market leader by focusing on delivering superior service combined with the technology for our clients around the world. As we looked to our next phase of growth, we were looking for an investment partner that brought additional expertise and experience to our business and was aligned with Aden’s vision to enable better decisions about the quality of life, productivity and environmental challenges. The Dassault entrepreneurial spirit is a great fit for us and will wholeheartedly support our growth plan and the direction of the business. It is of incredible value for entrepreneurs like us to be able to work with partners that provide long-term vision and support.”

“We’re committed to helping Aden reach its full potential. The unique position of Aden in China with its client network offers massive development opportunities in this huge and, sometimes, misunderstood market,” says Dassault Group’s CEO, Charles Edelstenne.

“Aden has a well-deserved reputation as a pioneer and a leading innovator in the Asian facility management market and has carved out some fantastic markets for its solutions and technologies. We’re excited about the opportunity to work alongside the management team and board and to support the investments in innovation and markets. We strongly believe this will help Aden to build significant value,” says one of the Dassault Group top managers, Benoit Habert, who will be joining the Aden Board of Directors.

Joachim Poylo added, “We will continue to upgrade our services, while at the same time we will accelerate our strategic move into the energy and robotics sectors together with leading industrial partners. Dassault will bring very valuable business expertise and networks into new global markets, which will be particularly valuable for our newly launched divisions. Our mission is to help our partners adapt and deliver their solutions in an efficient manner for our network of clients in China and beyond. ”

About Dassault Group

Dassault Group is a 100 years old and 100% family-owned Group, having leading positions in the aeronautic industry (Dassault Aviation) and worldwide leadership in PLM and 3D platform (Dassault Systèmes).

About Aden Group

Aden Group has operations in more than 80 cities in China, as well as a wide-ranging global presence in South-East Asia, Central Asia and Africa. Clients of all sizes, including many listed companies, count on ADEN for strategic solutions and comprehensive support for their operations across a wide range of industries. ADEN is currently operating on over 1,500 sites.