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06 Jul 2022

Heligan Investments completes first investment into its inaugural fund

Heligan Investments - part of the Heligan Group – via its first fund (Heligan Private Equity I LP) has acquired a majority shareholding in Landguard Nexus Limited (“Landguard”). 


Landguard Systems provides intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance (ISTAR) custom radio systems to government, defence and law enforcement customers across the world.  This includes small size, low power software defined radios (SDRs) built to industry standard open source frameworks, such as OpenCPI and OpenVPX.



Dr Tim Grasby, Managing Partner of Heligan Investments commented “Following the recent launch of our maiden fund, we’re delighted to complete the acquisition of Landguard.  Landguard has all the key characteristics we look for when making an investment – reputation, quality of product, technical expertise, growth prospects and great people.  The management team at Landguard have been exceptional and we’re excited by the prospect of helping them deliver the opportunities available to the business.” 


Keith Bristow, Head of Sector and Senior Partner at Heligan Investments commented “We’re delighted to partner with Landguard.  The defence sector continues to evolve and the recent announcement by the MoD to target 25% of procurement spend with SMEs shows the important role that innovative and dynamic companies like Landguard have in contributing to our society.”


Steve Matthews, Managing Director, Landguard: “We are extremely excited to be joining forces with the team at Heligan.  Their broad range of capabilities and leading expertise within the National Security and Crime Prevention sectors make them a natural partner for the next stage of the company’s growth.  I am immensely proud of the strong reputation the team at Landguard has achieved since the company’s foundation in 2006, and this important milestone will further enhance our ability to deliver best-in-class solutions for our customers.”


About Landguard


Landguard’s specialist intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance systems include high performance tracking devices that work across iridium, cellular and RF technologies, as well as software defined radio transceivers that provide flexible, small-size high-power radio platforms.



About Heligan Investments


Heligan Investments LLP, through its fund, Heligan Private Equity I LP, is led by a team of highly experienced individuals and seeks to partner with exceptional management teams of exciting high-growth technology companies across the specialist sectors of National Security, Crime Prevention and Public Safety who are passionate about creating sustainable value, and effect positive change for society by improving safety and security. 





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