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Leo Helmers

Leo Helmers

Leo Helmers

Managing Partner

Mereo Capital Partners

Leo Helmers is the co-Founder of Mereo Capital Partners (“Mereo”), a private equity and special situations investment firm focused on the lower middle market. Prior to founding Mereo, Leo served as co-Founder of Susquehanna Private Capital (“SPC”), a private equity fund backed by Susquehanna International Group, and Founder of LMZ Partners, a personal private equity entity focused on lower middle market buyouts. Leo had previously served as Managing Director, Partner and Fund Head at The Carlyle Group (“Carlyle”), where he co-founded Carlyle’s mezzanine investment strategy, raising two funds, Carlyle Mezzanine Partners I, LP, a $436 million partnership in May 2006, and Carlyle Mezzanine Partners II, LP, a $554 million partnership in February 2009.

Leo currently serves on the corporate boards of Swish Dental, LLC, Luna Labs, Inc., Integrated Foot and Ankle Specialists, LLC, and Algus Packaging LLC. He most recently served on the boards of Long Island Veterinary Specialists, Plews Edelmann, Sunrise Transportation and LeverPoint Management, which have been successfully sold or recapitalized.

Leo is currently on the Board of Trustees of Lafayette College, where he serves on the Executive Committee and Investment Committee and chairs the Grounds and Property Committee. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Mann Center for the Performing Arts and is currently President Elect of the Board of Directors of ACG Philadelphia. He is also on the Board of Visitors of the Fox School of Business at Temple University.

Mr. Helmers has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Lafayette College and a Master of Business Administration from Temple University.

Conference Location

1201 Market Street, (guest entrance at 1200 Filbert Street)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
Tel: (215) 625-2900