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 expanding today, with increased resources. We can now invest in equity up to € 500 million per company, with no restrictions on duration. The capacity to invest without a time horizon is essential for fostering the development of the companies we support.
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.
New shareholders from other European countries have joined the historical investors. Together, we put our experience and know-how at the service of the entrepreneurs that we support.
HLD now has four teams in different European cities: Luxembourg, Paris, Milan and Zurich.