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Volaris Group buys Helm Operations

(l-r) Ateet Patel, portfolio CFO of Volaris Group, with Ron deBruyne, CEO of Helm Operations (l-r) Ateet Patel, portfolio CFO of Volaris Group, with Ron deBruyne, CEO of Helm Operations

Marine operations software company Helm Operations has been acquired by Toronto-based Volaris Group, joining SpecTec, ShipNet, and Idea Yacht in the stable of maritime software companies bought by the Canadian firm.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}Founded in 1999, Helm Operations specialises in the development of software for the workboat market. Following an acquisition by ClassNK in 2014, the company released its newest platform, Helm CONNECT, in 2016.

Helm CONNECT is currently used by 150 companies and 3,000 vessels worldwide.

“Our commitment to providing modern, user-friendly, powerful systems for marine operations has helped us achieve incredible growth over the past two years,” said Ron deBruyne, CEO of Helm Operations.

“Now, as part of Volaris, we look forward to building on that strong foundation, accelerating our growth in North America and internationally, and providing even greater value to our customers.”

Helm Operations will maintain its own brand and independence with support and resources from Volaris following the acquisition. CEO Ron deBruyne, along with the existing management team, will continue to lead the business.{/mprestriction}

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