Fundraising exec Mancer leaves Ardian – exclusive

Yacine Mancer, credited with raising a substantial amount of capital from the Middle East, has departed the firm where he spent more than seven years.

Yacine Mancer has left his role as senior investor relations manager for the Middle East at Ardian, the Paris-based private investment firm.

He is currently between roles, and it is not immediately clear what he is planning to do next.

According to sources, Mancer has been a key fundraiser at Ardian across a range of strategies including private debt, successfully raising substantial amounts of capital from Middle Eastern sources since taking up his role in May 2011.

One source told us that he was “thoughtful, trusted and well respected by his peer group”.

Mancer joined Ardian from private Qatari company Al Faisal Holding, where he spent more than two years as business development supervisor. Prior to that he worked in structured products sales for Landsbanki in London and in the equity and fund derivatives unit at Calyon in Paris.

Ardian closed its third generation private debt fund on €2 billion in 2015, having previously closed its second generation fund on €1.5 billion in 2008. The firm entered the private debt market in 2005 with the launch of its first mezzanine fund.