We can draw on our strategic, financial and operational experience, and on our networks of connections to offer companies a solution for their growth or increasing their contacts, while ensuring that they stay together and in business, and securing their growth potential.

HLD Group is an investment group created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

HLD was founded by Jean-Bernard Lafonta, Jean-Philippe Hecketsweiler and Philippe Donnet. This project was born out of their desire to provide European companies in all sectors with long-term support. Since 2010, several top entrepreneurs have joined the project as shareholders.

Since then, we have been investing in companies as true partners , with the desire to support their growth in- and outside Europe over the long term, to bolster their leading position.

HLD is a group created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

Born in 2010 from the desire of Jean-Bernard Lafonta and his co-founders to support the development of European companies over time, several leading entrepreneur shareholders have joined the project.

In 2020, Cédric Chateau is joining the project as Chairman of the Investments Committee.

As true partners, we invest in companies with the desire to support their growth in Europe and internationally, without time constraints, to strengthen their leadership. This ability to invest without a time horizon is essential to foster the development of the companies that we support.

Today, HLD is growing with increased resources. New European shareholders have joined the historical investors. We can now invest up to € 500M in equity per company.

Together, we put our experience and know-how at the service of the entrepreneurs we support.

Today, HLD’s teams cover Europe with locations in Luxembourg, Paris, Milan and Zurich.