Sector Technology, media and telecoms
Location Gloucestershire, UK
Investment Type Buyout
Date June 2017
Status Current
Website www.prolabs.com
Non-Executive Directors Jonathan Ma, Abhishek Majumdar

Halo

The company

Halo Technology is a global vendor of optical transceivers. The group is comprised of ProLabs, a UK-based business backed by Inflexion in June, as well as AddOn Computer Peripherals LLC, a California-based business acquired in a transaction backed by Inflexion in November. Operating under the Halo umbrella will allow ProLabs and AddOn to retain their existing brands while benefitting from synergies gained through the alliance. The combined group employs c.150 people.

Halo is the world’s leading third party optical transceivers business serving blue-chip customers from its supply facilities and sales offices in the US, Europe and Asia. The market for this is estimated to be worth $6bn globally and is growing at 10% per annum as faster and higher-capacity networks are rolled out to accommodate increasing demand for data. Halo is unique in this market given its constituent business’ complementary customer bases, product offerings and geographic focus.

Growth strategy

Inflexion is backing the highly experienced management team to support an acceleration in international expansion and target selected acquisitions.

The Inflexion difference

Our focus on TMT and digital businesses, track record in growth via acquisition and in-country experts in Brazil, China and India made us a natural partner for Halo as they build on their leading market position.