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Raphaël Petit


Raphaël is a partner and co-founder of Oaklins France. He has been involved in corporate finance for more than 15 years. Responsible for the aerospace, defense & security sector at Oaklins France, Raphaël has closed close to 20 transactions in this industry since 2015, including the sale of Mapaero to the Dutch group AkzoNobel, the LBO of Cobham’s carved out slip rings business, the sale of Agiliteam to the Taiwanese group Jinpao and the acquisition of UK-based Graytone by ADDEV Materials.

Prior to Oaklins, Raphaël worked for several years for Airbus Helicopters in Australia as the CFO of the “Australian Tiger” military helicopter project. On his return to France, he joined the private equity firm M Capital Partners, where he was head of the investors team. Raphaël is an aerospace engineer graduate from ISAE-Supaero and has an MSc in Strategic Management from HEC. He also has a private pilot license for light aircraft.

 Raphaël Petit
Toulouse, France


Work phone
+33 9 81 00 05 51

Mobile phone
+33 6 69 21 13 31

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