Press Release
October 12, 2022

Groupe Gorgé Completes the Acquisition of iXblue

The Paris Private Equity team advised Groupe Gorgé, an industrial group specializing in high-technology and imbued with a strong entrepreneurial culture, on the acquisition of iXblue, a leading global provider of innovative solutions for navigation, photonics, and maritime autonomy for both civil and defense applications.

The Paris team also advised on the combination of iXblue and ECA Group, a subsidiary of Groupe Gorgé. This operation, that will bring ECA Group and iXblue together, will lead to the rise of a European high-tech industrial champion in the fields of robotics, maritime, navigation, aerospace and photonics.

The Goodwin team was led by Maxence Bloch and included Aurélien Diday, Rodolphe Amaudric du Chaffaut and Héloïse Bertin on corporate aspects, Adrien Paturaud, Laurent Bonnet, Ambre Ronnel and Vincent Alexia on the financing aspects, as well as Charles-Henri de Gouvion Saint-Cyr and Paul Fournière on tax aspects.