Lead Forensics

LDC is backing Red Helix Managing Director John Carson.


Red Helix: Backing a management buyout to accelerate growth

Supporting the existing management team to enhance its suite of cyber-security products.

Red Helix is a market leader in UK cybersecurity.

Deal type
  • Management buyout

Red Helix (previously known as Phoenix Datacom) provides solutions and services to improve on-premise and cloud application performance and cyber-security for major UK organisations across a range of sectors. Established in 1984, it has a list of longstanding blue-chip clients which includes leading financial institutions, telecoms and media businesses, broadcasters and also public sector organisations.

Based in Buckinghamshire, the business plays a key role in helping organisations to build, validate and optimise their networks and secure their most critical information. With a range of solutions and a high degree of technical expertise, Red Helix is well placed to support major businesses in their digital transformation as they scale their networks and improve their defences against the increasing risk of cyber-attack.

Private Equity Partnership

The partnership with LDC is supporting the existing management team – led by Managing Director, John Carson – to expand the business’ suite of hardware and software products and related services to help its enterprise customers further enhance their cyber-security. LDC’s backing is also helping the team to explore complementary acquisitions.

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With LDC’s support we will be able to maximise this opportunity so that we can build, scale and further enhance our product and service offering. LDC’s experience of backing growing technology businesses gives us greater confidence in delivering our future growth plan.”
John Carson, Managing Director
Red Helix

As part of the partnership with LDC, Red Helix extended its banking facilities with its longstanding banking provider, Lloyds Bank.