Helix Kapital divests its stake in Heda Security

Helix Kapital has entered into an agreement to divest its ownership in Heda Security to EMK Capital. During Helix’ ownership period, Heda has experienced strong profitable growth driven by organic initiatives coupled with a dedicated buy and build strategy, thereby positioning the company as the market leader in Sweden.

With EMK Capital as new majority owner, Heda will join forces with Garda Sikring (“Garda”) and Kibo Security Group (“Kibo”), who are also backed by EMK Capital, to strengthen their position within perimeter security solutions in the Nordics.

Heda Security is the leading installation and service provider within perimeter security solutions in Sweden. The group has a particular focus on the high security segment, providing mechanical and technical security solutions to customers within critical infrastructure, correctional facilities, power plants, logistics, and industrial sites. Headquartered in Nyköping, Heda employs some 200 individuals across Sweden and Finland.

Heda, together with Garda and Kibo, will become the distant market leader within perimeter security in the Nordics. The combined group will have a turnover of more than EUR 200m and some 750 employees with presence in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.

“I am proud of the development Heda has demonstrated since 2018. With Helix as growth partner and majority owner, we have created a clear market leading company in Sweden while initiating a Nordic expansion. We are very grateful for all the support from Helix and now look forward to the next step in our growth journey together with EMK Capital as new owner” says Håkan Fälting, CEO of Heda Security.

This acquisition creates many exciting opportunities across the Nordics. "With new and strong resources in place, we are now well-equipped to meet future security needs and continue our growth in Europe" says Jon Ola Stokke, CEO of Garda Sikring Group.

About Helix Kapital

Helix Kapital is a growth-oriented investment firm investing in smaller private companies, primarily in the Nordics. Helix is looking for businesses with proven and profitable business models in industries that are supported by long-term growth trends.

About Heda Security

Founded in 1991, Heda is a one-stop-shop within perimeter security providing end-to-end solutions including planning and design, installation and maintenance towards customers with high security requirements. Heda has an extensive office network across Sweden and Helsinki, Finland. The company has a turnover of approx. SEK 700m and employs some 200 individuals.

About Garda

Garda is a leading company in the Nordics within road, construction, and perimeter security. The company offers a wide range of products and solutions, as well as in-house assembly, installation and service capabilities. Projects are delivered to all industries with security needs. Garda employs some 400 individuals in Norway and Finland.

About Kibo

Kibo is a leading Danish turnkey supplier of security solutions for corporations, institutions, and public entities. The company has a wide offering consisting of mechanical, technical and mobile security solutions. Kibo employs some 160 individuals.

Contact information

Stefan Lambert, Helix Kapital
Tel: +46 70 216 6569
E-mail: Stefan.Lambert@helixkapital.se