Helix Acquisition Corp.

c/o Cormorant Asset Management, LP

200 Clarendon Street, 52nd Floor

Boston, MA 02116


October 15, 2020




Maryse Mills-Apenteng

Division of Corporation Finance – Office of Real Estate and Construction

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

100 F Street, NE

Washington, DC 20549-3233


Re: Helix Acquisition Corp.
  Registration Statement on Form S-1
  Filed October 1, 2020, as amended
  File No. 333-249197


Dear Ms. Mills-Apenteng:


Pursuant to Rule 461 of the rules and regulations promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, Helix Acquisition Corp. respectfully requests that the effective date of the above-referenced Registration Statement be accelerated so as to permit it to become effective at 4:00 p.m. Washington D.C. time on October 19, 2020, or as soon thereafter as practicable.


Please call Colin Diamond of White & Case LLP at (212) 819-8754 to provide notice of the effectiveness of the Registration Statement.



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  Very truly yours,

 /s/ Bihua Chen

  Name: Bihua Chen
  Title: Chief Executive Officer and Chairman


cc: Colin Diamond, White & Case LLP



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