HLD Europe brings Rafaut and Alkan groups together to create the European leader in aircraft and helicopter carriage systems for defence and civil security.

HLD Europe has entered into exclusive negotiations for the acquisition of Alkan Group from IDI and Groupe Chevrillon. This acquisition would bring together the Rafaut and Alkan groups and create a champion in aircraft and helicopter carriage systems for defence and civil security, strengthening the French and European Defence Technological and Industrial Base (DTIB).

The other Rafaut Group shareholders (Ace Capital Partners, Etoile Capital, and BNP Développement) will also participate in the capital increase financing the operation.