Sabena technics, supported by its shareholders Sagard, BPI France and Towerbrook, completes the full acquisition of the Héli-Union Group and strengthens its position as a key player in the military helicopter maintenance sector.
The acquisition of Héli-Union is fully in line with the Group’s strategy to build a leading European player in the market for the supply and maintenance of helicopters. This strategy, initiated ten years ago through organic growth then accelerated in 2020 – thanks to the acquisition of Aeromecanic in Marseille-Marignane- is now taking on greater scope with the creation of a helicopter division, which will represent a third of the Group’s turnover.
With its 350 employees, Héli-union is a French Group with a long-standing expertise originally known as a worldwide helicopter operator. It has since also become a major player in the maintenance of rotary wings, carrying out numerous operations, particularly for the French State. Thanks to the consolidation with the activities of Sabena technics, half of the French military helicopter fleet will now benefit from the services provided by the Group. A strong reference, on which Sabena technics wishes to rely on for its export development.