Strategic Advice. Trust & Partnership.

Ardea Partners is a boutique investment bank that takes a differentiated approach to financial advisory services where we view our clients as partners. We aim to build long-term, trusting relationships such that our global team of experienced professionals can provide valuable, relevant, and independent financial and strategic advice.

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The Ardea is a genus of herons—powerful and elegant birds known for their steady and graceful flight.

Herons appear in mythology and folklore of cultures around the world—symbolizing patience, perseverance, wisdom, transformation and our favorite: good fortune.

How We Differ

True Partners Solve Problems Together

At Ardea, our approach extends from our clients to our people, fostering a spirit of true partnership that benefits all constituents.

Our clients are served by a nimble and highly experienced team which brings the right set of advisory skills to every engagement. We embrace complex challenges and the opportunity to collaborate with our clients to solve them. We aim to create longstanding relationships where we all grow, learn and achieve commercial success together.

Our true partnership model empowers and encourages our people to work closely together. Our commitment to inclusivity and belonging ensures that a broad set of ideas are considered for each client engagement.

Core Competencies

Founded by four former Goldman Sachs partners with over 100 years of combined experience, Ardea has a long track record of advising on important transactions and delivering superior results to clients.


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Ardea Careers

A career at Ardea is unlike a typical investment banking job. We believe investment banking can be rewarding and fun. We handle significant transactions with many types of clients while seeking opportunities for education, growth, teamwork, and meaningful ways to give back to our communities.

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How Do We Define DEIB?


We represent multiple cultures, identities, and life experiences, which is critical to ensuring multiple perspectives and approaches across our team, and will ultimately drive our success.

Equality + Equity

We will employ processes and procedures that:

  • are transparent, impartial and fair for all our existing and new team members
  • support equal opportunities and incentives for everyone
  • provide appropriate individualized resources and support for all team members to succeed


We will establish an environment where our team members feel comfortable, respected and supported by one another.


We will foster a culture where our employees feel accepted and welcomed, are able to establish and maintain positive connections and continuously feel engaged and valued.

Ardea DEIB Principles

To support our long-term focus on diversity, equality + equity, inclusion and belonging we have developed the following guiding principles for our team. We will all strive to uphold these objectives to continue to build a diverse, equitable and inclusive firm.

Invest in a ‘Culture-Add’ Mindset

We are committed to sourcing, developing and supporting a diverse array of people to be considered for all potential hires and promotions into any position at the firm.

  • We will always think creatively and expansively about where we can find diverse candidates and will invest in exploring and building new sources of diversity.
  • Every employee will be given the opportunity to request and receive specific training that is individual to their needs.
  • We will embrace new and added perspectives of new hires to ensure they feel valued and welcome in our community.

Invest in an Equitable & Objective Review Process

Our evaluation process for progression and promotion will support our culture of meritocracy and strive to create fairness across the full spectrum of our diverse team.

  • We will regularly and consistently evaluate the fairness of our decisions and decision-making process for all our team members.
  • Our evaluations and reviews will be discussed and vetted with multiple people to make sure we are the beneficiary of a diverse array of inputs and perspectives.
  • We aim to be transparent with our evaluation process and the related decisions.

Invest in the Development of Our Employees

We will build a culture that creates an inclusive and welcoming environment and provides support and mentorship for every individual who joins the firm.

  • Every new employee at the firm will be provided with an individual or group of individuals that will be a point of contact to understand and discuss company values and broader opportunities to get involved in committees and events at Ardea.
  • We will provide opportunities for individuals to come together within their communities—or as allies –to learn, celebrate, and support our colleagues. We will create forums that may include but are not limited to presentations at firm wide meetings, guest speaker sessions, firm sponsored training sessions and firm sponsored DEI themed social events. We understand that this is just as much about being accepted as it is about being heard.

Invest in Our Communities

We will provide opportunities to participate in local volunteer programs and offer financial backing through Ardea Cares for every employee to individually recognize and support charitable organizations that are important to them.

  • Participation at office-wide volunteer programs is strongly encouraged to increase our physical presence in local communities and to support causes that matter to our employees.
  • Gifts are given solely at the employee’s discretion.
  • Ardea gladly attaches its name to every Ardea Cares funded gift.

Ardea Capital Partners

Investing in Our Partners’ Success

Ardea Capital Partners (“ACP”) provides strategic capital and support to industry-leading companies. With a flexible mandate allowing for a variety of investment structures, growth stages and hold period, ACP employs a collaborative approach to partnering with management teams and founders, supporting them with strategic advice on their business plans and growth capital.