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Helena Haykin


Helena is a United States qualified partner based in London. Helena’s practice focuses on cross-border public and private mergers and acquisitions, private equity, joint ventures, venture capital and equity capital markets work. Helena supports clients in several different sectors, particularly those that are being changed or disrupted by technology. With over 20 years of experience working in the investment industry, Helena’s primary focus for many years was on energy and utilities transactions, both renewable energy as well as traditional oil and gas, electricity and mining.  Helena also has strong and longstanding experience in fintech and healthtech, another sector experiencing significant disruption.


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More About Helena

Helena often finds herself advising on cutting-edge issues, including special situations and crisis management, advising start-ups and global businesses. 

Helena especially likes her work to be international and has spent a number of years in emerging markets jurisdictions. 

Recent Work

  • Advising on a sale to the strategic investor of a Swiss regulated financial service providing crypto services for private and corporate clients in Europe.

  • Advising on a sale to a strategic investor of an international developer of an innovative blockchain-based platform for trade finance transactions with a focus on supply chain finance and invoice factoring.

  • Advising on acquisition and post M&A integration of a SEA second-largest private oil refinery, oil depot terminal, port, infrastructure and filling station chain.

  • Advising a major metal company on structuring and operation of a corporate investment fund for investments in China and SEA.

  • Advising a UK healthtech start-up on their Series A fundraising and follow on arrangements with the new and existing investors.

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