Helios

NASA, US and European Partners Launch Mission to Monitor Global Ocean

Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 7:17pm

After arriving in orbit, the spacecraft separated from the rocket's second stage and unfolded its twin sets of solar arrays.

Key Points: 
  • After arriving in orbit, the spacecraft separated from the rocket's second stage and unfolded its twin sets of solar arrays.
  • Ground controllers successfully acquired the satellite's signal, and initial telemetry reports showed the spacecraft in good health.
  • His close family and friends attended the launch of the satellite that now carries his name.
  • The launch is managed by NASA's Launch Services Program, based at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Helios Technologies Completes Acquisition of Balboa Water Group

Monday, November 9, 2020 - 1:30pm

Helios Technologies (Nasdaq: HLIO) (Helios or the Company), a global leader in highly engineered motion control and electronic controls technology for diverse end markets, today announced that it completed the acquisition of BWG Holdings I Corp. (operating as Balboa Water Group , hereinafter Balboa) for $218.5 million from investment funds affiliated with AEA Investors LP (the Acquisition).

Key Points: 
  • Helios Technologies (Nasdaq: HLIO) (Helios or the Company), a global leader in highly engineered motion control and electronic controls technology for diverse end markets, today announced that it completed the acquisition of BWG Holdings I Corp. (operating as Balboa Water Group , hereinafter Balboa) for $218.5 million from investment funds affiliated with AEA Investors LP (the Acquisition).
  • This is another milestone in our Companys history, and we are excited to welcome the Balboa team to the Helios family, commented Josef Matosevic, the Companys President and Chief Executive Officer.
  • Strategically, this acquisition is our first step in a multi-year journey to build out our Electronics segment into a top industry player.
  • Helios has financed the Balboa acquisition with the amended credit agreement and existing cash of $16.2 million, stated Tricia Fulton, Helioss Chief Financial Officer.

Helios Technologies Announces Participation in the Baird 2020 Global Industrial Conference

Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 1:30pm

Helios Technologies (Nasdaq: HLIO) (Helios or the Company), a global industrial technology leader that develops and manufactures solutions for both the hydraulics and electronics markets, announced today that Josef Matosevic, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Tricia Fulton, Chief Financial Officer, will participate in the Baird 2020 Global Industrial Conference on November 12, 2020.

Key Points: 
  • Helios Technologies (Nasdaq: HLIO) (Helios or the Company), a global industrial technology leader that develops and manufactures solutions for both the hydraulics and electronics markets, announced today that Josef Matosevic, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Tricia Fulton, Chief Financial Officer, will participate in the Baird 2020 Global Industrial Conference on November 12, 2020.
  • A live audio webcast of the event, will be available on the Investor Relations page of the Company website at https://ir.heliostechnologies.com/ir-calendar .
  • Helios Technologies is a global industrial technology leader that develops and manufactures hydraulic and electronic control solutions for diverse markets.
  • Helios Technologies and information about its associated companies is available online at www.heliostechnologies.com .

Helios Technologies Upsizes Credit Facilities to $900M

Friday, October 30, 2020 - 8:05pm

These credit facilities provide Helios with a significant increase in its borrowing capacity with an improved structure and attractive interest rate options.

Key Points: 
  • These credit facilities provide Helios with a significant increase in its borrowing capacity with an improved structure and attractive interest rate options.
  • The establishment of these credit facilities not only provides us with the funding to close on the Balboa acquisition, they also offer us liquidity to support our growth plans.
  • Helios Technologies is a global industrial technology leader that develops and manufactures hydraulic and electronic control solutions for diverse markets.
  • Helios Technologies and information about its associated companies is available online at www.heliostechnologies.com .

Helios Visions Partners with Thornton Tomasetti's T2D2 to Provide Artificial Intelligence-Powered Drone Solution for Facade Inspection

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 1:31pm

Together, Helios Visions and T2D2 will provide a robust end-to-end solution for facade condition assessment.

Key Points: 
  • Together, Helios Visions and T2D2 will provide a robust end-to-end solution for facade condition assessment.
  • Using the latest in drone and AI technology, the program helps support critical inspections and significantly enhances visual inspections.
  • "With T2D2, we can streamline the facade inspection process , and greatly improve planning and decision-making for building owners and property managers.
  • "The detailed drone images provided by Helios Visions allow T2D2's artificial intelligence programs to quickly and accurately identify any issues that may exist in a building's facade.

Fairfax Africa to Provide Update on Strategic Transaction

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 10:02pm

At the meeting, Prem Watsa, Fairfax Africas Chairman, will provide an update on the previously announced strategic transaction with Helios Holdings Limited (the Transaction) and will discuss the underlying rationale for the Transaction.

Key Points: 
  • At the meeting, Prem Watsa, Fairfax Africas Chairman, will provide an update on the previously announced strategic transaction with Helios Holdings Limited (the Transaction) and will discuss the underlying rationale for the Transaction.
  • Mr. Watsa will also introduce Tope Lawani and Babatunde Soyoye, the future co-Chief Executive Officers of the company.
  • Mr. Lawani and Mr. Soyoye will describe their backgrounds with Helios Investment Partners and will discuss their shared vision for the future strategic direction of the company.
  • The virtual meeting can be accessed at:

Nationwide and Sol Systems Venture Completes Final Sale With Cypress Creek in 148 MW Master Purchase Agreement

Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 1:00pm

Today, Helios Infrastructure (Helios), a joint venture between Nationwide and Sol Systems, announced the completion of its project purchase from Cypress Creek Renewables.

Key Points: 
  • Today, Helios Infrastructure (Helios), a joint venture between Nationwide and Sol Systems, announced the completion of its project purchase from Cypress Creek Renewables.
  • In June 2018, Helios and Cypress Creek executed a framework agreement to purchase a portfolio of utility-scale solar projects under development by Cypress Creek.
  • Helios and Cypress Creek completed the sale of the final 25 MW in the portfolio on July 31, 2020.
  • Nationwide, Nationwide is on your side and the Nationwide N and Eagle are service marks of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company.

Versatile Thermo Scientific Helios 5 PFIBs Enable Materials and Life Sciences Research

Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 2:00pm

HILLSBORO, Ore., Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Thermo Fisher Scientific today released the Thermo Scientific Helios 5 Plasma Focused Ion Beam (PFIB) DualBeam andthe Thermo Scientific Helios 5 Hydra DualBeam focused ion beam scanning electron microscopes (FIB-SEMs).

Key Points: 
  • HILLSBORO, Ore., Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Thermo Fisher Scientific today released the Thermo Scientific Helios 5 Plasma Focused Ion Beam (PFIB) DualBeam andthe Thermo Scientific Helios 5 Hydra DualBeam focused ion beam scanning electron microscopes (FIB-SEMs).
  • The instruments allow materials scientists to discover and design new materials and analyze their structures and properties.
  • For life science researchers, the Helios 5 Hydra allows them to uncover high quality sample details from even the most challenging samples.
  • Helios 5 Hydra is a versatile tool for undertaking high-throughput cellular FIB-SEM tomography, addressing the limitations of restricted sample compatibility.

Assured Guaranty Wraps Fourth Guaranteed Solar Note Transaction in Spain

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 6:00am

Assured Guaranty (Europe) SA (AGE SA)*, an indirect subsidiary of Assured Guaranty Ltd. (together with its subsidiaries, Assured Guaranty), announced that it has guaranteed principal and interest payments on approximately 326 million of notes issued on 23rd July 2020 by Hypesol Solar Inversiones, S.A.U.

Key Points: 
  • Assured Guaranty (Europe) SA (AGE SA)*, an indirect subsidiary of Assured Guaranty Ltd. (together with its subsidiaries, Assured Guaranty), announced that it has guaranteed principal and interest payments on approximately 326 million of notes issued on 23rd July 2020 by Hypesol Solar Inversiones, S.A.U.
  • (the Issuer), an entity ultimately owned by Atlantica Sustainable Infrastructure PLC, in order to refinance two solar plants in Spain.
  • The two adjacent solar plants, called Helios 1 and Helios 2, are located in the province of Ciudad Real and, like other Spanish solar transactions guaranteed by Assured Guaranty, the Helios plants benefit from payments from the Spanish Electricity System in order to achieve a predetermined level of return.
  • This transaction is our fourth renewable energy transaction in Spain in just over a year and the third primary market execution for our European subsidiary AGE SA since it was launched at the start of the year.

MAP Strategies and Helios Visions Announce Strategic Partnership

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 1:53pm

MAP Strategies and Helios Visions aerial data collection firm announce today a strategic partnership between the two innovative organizations.

Key Points: 
  • MAP Strategies and Helios Visions aerial data collection firm announce today a strategic partnership between the two innovative organizations.
  • "The extensive experience of MAP Strategies in zoning and planning, code consulting, and permit management makes MAPS the ideal strategic partner for Helios Visions to efficiently integrate drone services into earlier stages of the building development process, saving clients time and money," said Ted Parisot, CMO & Co-Founder of Helios Visions.
  • Heather Morrison, CEO & President, MAP Strategies & MAP Studio on the strategic partnership: "MAPS and Helios Visions' strategic partnership brings both organization's unique blend of code consulting and analysis services to real estate developers and designers throughout the United States."
  • For More Information please call: (312) 345-MAPS (6277) visit the MAP Strategies Website map-strategies.com or email: info@map-strategies.com