Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association
Schweizerische Vereinigung für Unternehmensfinanzierung
Association Suisse des Investisseurs en Capital et de Financement
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1st ContactMr. Hans-Peter Diener

Telephone+41 44 784 45 09



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HLD Group

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, HLD has 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 investing up to € 500 Mio. in equity per company, with no restrictions on duration. The capacity to invest without a time horizon is essential for fostering the development of the companies supported by HLD. New shareholders from other European countries have joined the historical investors. Together, they put their experience and know-how at the service of the entrepreneurs being supported by HLD. The Group has five teams in different European cities: Luxembourg, Amsterdam, Milan, Paris and Zurich.


Type of firmFund Management Company
Investment StagesBuyout - Buyin, Delisting, Privatisation
Industrial SectorsChemical - Materials, Computer Related, Construction - Building Products, Consumer Related, Electronics, Energy, Environment, Industrial Automation, Industrial Products and Services, Internet Technology, Manufacturing, Medical - Life Sciences - Health Related, Services, Telecommunications
Geographical FocusEurope
Type of financingEquity Financing, Majority Equity, Minority Equity

Company Profile

Number of Employees in Switzerland1
Fund NamesHLD Europe
Number of Portfolio Companies13
Examples of Portfolio CompaniesTessi, M-Cube, Rafaut, TSG-Technical Service Group
Year of Establishment2010
Size of Investmentup to CHF 500 Mio. in equity per company
Minimum investment considered40m
Maximum investment considered600m
Average equity stake
Timescale for investmentsEvergreen structure
Source of fundsPrivate and institutional investors
Preferred exit routeTrade sale

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Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association
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