Heligan Investments, part of the Heligan Group, has acquired a minority shareholding in Interrupt Labs Limited (“Interrupt Labs”), via its first fund (Heligan Private Equity I LP). 

Interrupt Labs is an international vulnerability research company focused on identifying and exploiting vulnerabilities in software and hardware. Headquartered in the UK, Interrupt Labs operates in the USA and has identified new international markets for expansion.

The team comprises highly motivated and skilled engineers that support reverse engineering, vulnerability discovery and exploit development focused on a range of software and hardware.

Heligan supported the management buy-out of the business from a listed international software group. Heligan’s focus is to provide support to the expansion of its services and support access to new international markets, both organically and through a targeted buy-and-build strategy.


Dr Tim Grasby, Managing Partner of Heligan Investments commented “Just a few weeks after the launch of our maiden fund, we’re delighted to complete this second investment. As an independent business following the transaction, Interrupt Labs has been able to unlock considerable growth opportunities within the UK and internationally. The management team at Interrupt Labs have been exceptional and we’re excited by the prospect of helping them deliver the opportunities available to the business.” 

James Loureiro, CEO, Interrupt Labs: “Heligan has been exceptionally supportive in our management buy-out and provided us with the opportunity to develop world-class services to support our customers in achieving their ambitious objectives.  We believe in delivering outstanding customer-centric results which aligns with Heligan’s values and are looking forward to our partnership together.”

Simon Heath, Investment Director at Interrupt Labs and Partner at Heligan Group, stated: “James and the team have a fantastic opportunity to become the leading international VR company with huge market potential.  The ambition and motivation of the management team combined with provision of highly technical services were the primary reasons why Interrupt Labs is so attractive to Heligan.” 

About Interrupt Labs

Interrupt Labs provides world-leading vulnerability research consultancy and capabilities to its customers.

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. 

Focusing on the UK and Western Europe, Heligan provides both majority and minority equity investments to businesses with company values up to £200 million. 

For Heligan the transaction was led by Simon Heath, Tim Grasby, Keith Bristow and Alex Neale.

Advisers to Heligan:

  • Legal: Shoosmiths

Advisors to Management:

  • Legal:  Genesis

Contact and queries:

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